• Lake Norman Charter is a tuition free, K-12th 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! Together we learn, lead and serve.

    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.





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LNC High School Distinctions

      • Lake Norman Charter has received an "A" grade from the state of North Carolina Department of Public Instruction every year since the state initiated that school grading system. 

      • LNC is ranked in the top 3% of high schools nationwide and the 15th best high school in NC, according to US News & World Report in 2024.

      • LNC had a 99% graduation rate in 2024, with 97% of graduates advancing to college. 

      • LNC class of 2024 was offered more than $2.8 million in scholarship money.

      • Of the high school students who took AP exams, 82% earned proficient scores or above in 2023.  

      • Students are accepted to U.S. Military Academies, the NC School of Science and Math and the Governor's School.

      • 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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