Enrollment Overview

  • Lake Norman Charter will accept applications for a public school lottery for the 2024-2025 school year from November 1, 2023 to January 31, 2024.

    LNC is in its 26th year of operation and is in the top 6% of all NC public schools, having been awarded an “A” grade by the NC Department of Public Instruction each year since it initiated that school grading system. We have also been ranked by US News & World Reports in the top 4% of high schools nationwide (#730 out of 17,680) based on AP performance, academic proficiency, college readiness and graduation rates.  In addition, Niche.com ranked LNC Elementary School in the top 1% of all elementary schools nationwide, LNC Middle School in the top 2% of all middle schools nationwide and LNC High School in the top 4% of all high schools nationwide. 

    Our elementary school is located on Hambright Rd, Huntersville. Our middle school and high school are located on Old Statesville Rd, Huntersville.

    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.

    LNC is a K-12 school; elementary school enrollment is 610 at the elementary school, 800 at the middle school and 800 at the high school.

    LNC’s motto is “Together, we learn, lead and serve” and all students experience leadership and service opportunities which are integrated within the school’s curriculum. Here is a Prospective Parents Presentation for you to review and we invite you to watch an interesting video about LNC, recorded in 2018 as we celebrated our 20th year of school service.

    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, in the order of receipt, after the lottery on February 15, 2024. Applications are not accepted and new students will not be admitted after the 20th school day.  

    Children and grandchildren of staff and boardmembers and siblings of currently enrolled students are given priority for enrollment. 

    View our Lottery Policy, Lottery FAQ and Lottery Historical Data.

    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.