Enrollment Overview


    LNC is in its 22nd year of operation and has been awarded an “A” grade by the NC Department of Public Instruction since it initiated that school grading system. 

    There are no fees or tuition to attend. We provide a rigorous college prep program that prepares our students to be successful at their college of choice and beyond.

    The LNC motto is “Together, we learn, lead and serve,” and all students experience leadership and service opportunities which are integrated within the school’s curriculum. 

    Lake Norman Charter is no longer accepting online applications for the 2020-2021 school year lottery. As mandated by our Charter from the State of North Carolina, open slots are filled through a lottery. Any applications received after the lottery application period (January 31) will be placed at the end of the waitlist of the grade applied for, in the order of receipt, after the lottery has been held.

    If you wish to apply to LNC for grades K-12, visit the elementary, middle school or high school office between the hours of 9:00am and 12:00pm Monday through Wednesday to complete a paper application. Your student’s name will be added to the end of the prospective grade’s waitlist.

    Applications are not accepted and new students will not be admitted after the 20th school day.


    Please note:  The North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, Division of Charter Schools, mandates that out-of-state residents are not eligible to participate in the lottery.