Enrollment Overview

  • Lake Norman Charter is accepting applications for a public school lottery for students in grades K-12 for the 2020-2021 school year from November 1, 2019 to January 31, 2020.

    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.

    We opened our elementary school in August 2017 with grades K-2 and added grades 3 and 4 in the 2018-2019 school year, making Lake Norman Charter a full K-12 school.

    We moved into our brand new elementary school building in October, 2019 and will be adding an additional classroom to each grade level for the 2020-2021 school year. This means that we will be accepting an additional 20 students in grades K-2 and 25 students in grades 3 and 4, increasing our elementary enrollment from 500 to 610. Middle school enrollment is 800 and high school is 800.

    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. Please view a presentation for prospective parents here and a video about LNC.  

    As mandated by our Charter from the State of North Carolina, open slots will be 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.

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

    Siblings of currently enrolled students are given priority for enrollment.

    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.