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2021-22 LOTTERY

2021-22 LOTTERY

Johnston Charter Academy's 2021-22 school year lottery will be held on March 9, 2021 at 6:00 p.m. Contact us with any questions.

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Paperwork Drive Thru

Paperwork Drive Thru

New JCA families are invited to drop by between 10 a.m.-3 p.m. on April 16 and hand in any paperwork needed to complete your registration. We will be utilizing our car pool lanes to make it curbside. We look forward to seeing you!

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Welcome and Paperwork Drive-Thru

Welcome and Paperwork ...

Welcome new Johnston Charter Academy families! We are excited to have you and our new Bobcats join us this fall. This event is the perfect time to drop off any required paperwork and pick up a goodie bag for our newest Junior Bobcat. Please contact Kara Dawson with any questions at See you there!

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Johnston YouTube Channel

Johnston YouTube Chann...

Johnston Charter Academy now has a YouTube channel. Visit our channel to learn more about the school today!

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Welcome to Johnston

At Johnston Charter Academy we create endless opportunities for your child to become their best. We inspire our students to excel academically and think creatively to reach their full potential. Our dedicated teachers help children apply critical thinking skills to solve real-world problems. Our moral focus program motivates children to be better people. As a result, children are prepared to tackle 21st century challenges and excel in high-school, college, and beyond.

At Johnston we create endless opportunities for your child to become their best.

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Learn more about Johnston Charter Academy! Get to know our school leadership and discover all we have to offer. Questions? Contact us today!

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2021-22 Lottery

The student selection lottery for the next school year (2021-22) will be held Tuesday, March 9 at 6:00 p.m.

We will be live-streaming our lottery and interested families may view it by clicking on the link below.

Watch Our Lottery Livestream
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We Are a Charter School

Are you seeking a "private" school education with the no-cost benefit of a public school? If so, you're in the right place. Johnston Charter Academy is a tuition-free public charter school open to all children who live in North Carolina.

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At a Glance




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Where Students Succeed

Johnston outperformed the local school district on the state test.


School Mission

Through a program of rigorous academics, character development, and a focus on the individual progress and needs of students, our school develops critical-thinking scholars who are well-prepared for high school, college, career, and life.

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Spotlight: Johnston Art Teacher Spotlights Local Artists

Artists are known for being creative and thinking outside of the box and that’s exactly how Johnston Charter Academy (JCA) art teacher, Valerie Niemann, is approaching remote learning.

Niemann recently launched “Artist Spotlight”, which entails a guest artist “visiting” the art room.

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We know there are a lot of factors in deciding where your child will go to school and we want to help. Use our live chat or leave your information and we will be in touch.

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Tour the School

We would love to show you our world so contact us to schedule a tour. We also hold open houses where you can meet our amazing teachers. Tours will be available beginning in September.

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We can’t wait to share your child’s journey! Apply online, in person, or over the phone and don’t hesitate to ask us questions along the way! We are here for you.

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Board Notice

The Board Meeting Notices notify the public of any special, rescheduled, or canceled Board meetings for the current school year, including public Board meetings being held via electronic means.

In accordance with Senate Bill 704, meetings of the Board of Directors if being held remotely with simultaneous live audio and video can be viewed simultaneously via live stream. Please view the Board Meeting Notices on the Board Documents page to access the live stream link.
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