• Lake Norman Charter is a K-12th grades college preparatory charter school that prepares students to be community leaders who demonstrate a life-long desire to learn, lead and serve. We are proud to have provided students in our community more than 25 years of school service!

    Our Mission:  Lake Norman Charter School provides a rigorous and comprehensive educational environment to develop students with a focus on college readiness, leadership, and social responsibility.

    Watch the LNC Community live our motto on Serve & Play day - 10/10/23

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    Please support our community partners who support LNC!


    Lake Norman Charter is accepting applications for grades K-12 for the 2024-2025 school year.

    The deadline to apply is 11:59pm on WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 31, 2024.

    The lottery drawing will take place on February 15, 2024 at 4pm and will be livestreamed for your convenience. A link to view will be emailed to all applicants prior to the lottery drawing. 

    Click on Lottery in the green menu bar for information about the lottery, enrollment and virtual school tours. 


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LNC High School Distinctions

      • Lake Norman Charter received a  grade of “A” from the state of North Carolina Department of Public Instruction every year since it initiated that school grading system. 

      • LNC is a 2022 Silver Medal school, ranked as 22nd best HS in NC, according to US News & World Report

      • LNC had a 98% graduation rate in 2022. with 99% of graduates advancing to college. 

      • LNC class of 2022 was offered more than $7 million in scholarship money.

      • Of the high school students who took AP exams, 82% earned proficient scores or above in 2021.  

      • Students are accepted to NC School of Science and Math

      • LNC has 1:World initiative where all students utilize iPads or laptops to enrich their learning environment by expanding their classrooms from 4 walls and a traditional textbook to a dynamic and interactive global educational experience.

      • High school students are required to perform a minimum of 10 hours of service per year.

      • High school students participate in the Leadership in Action™ program.
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