Enrollment Overview

  • Lake Norman Charter will accept applications for a public school lottery for the 2022-2023 school year from November 1, 2021 to January 31, 2022.

    LNC is in its 24th year of operation and has 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 awarded US News & World Report's 2021 Gold ranking (#416 out of 17,857 high schools nationwide) based on AP performance, academic proficiency, college readiness and graduation rates.

    There is no 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, middle school enrollment is 800 and high school enrollment 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 and a video about LNC (filmed prior to Covid).  

    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 ends (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 on February 17, 2022.

    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.

    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.