Applying to Matthews Charter Academy
Open Enrollment and Lottery
Open EnrollmentOpen Enrollment for the upcoming school year begins on the first day of school at 8:00 a.m. school’s local time and ends at 5:00 p.m. on the last business day in February. If more applications are received than there are seats available, a random selection lottery will take place to determine which applicants are offered an available seat and determine the order of the waiting list. If fewer applications have been received than there are seats available, all students will be accepted.
LotteryLottery is a random selection process to fill available seats for all grade levels. A lottery is only held if the number of applications received during Open Enrollment is greater than the number of seats available in any grade level. Lotteries take place in March. Lottery information will be posted to the school calendar.
How our Lottery Works
Watch this short video to learn more about the Lottery process.
If your child is on the Waiting List, don’t be discouraged! Often, seats become available throughout the summer. We will continue to send you school information if your child is on the Waiting List.
Questions? Check out our Waiting List FAQ
We will contact you by mail and email if there is an available seat at our school for your child. Please keep your contact information up to date at our school. If we cannot get a hold of you by either means, your child’s seat may be forfeited.
Questions? Check out our Accepted Students FAQ
North Carolina Enrollment Requirements
To hold your student’s seat, the items below must be completed by the deadline provided in acceptance communications. All forms can be completed or uploaded online via the Parent Portal.
- Admissions Form
- Official Release of Records
- Proof of Residency
- Student Residency Questionnaire
- Home Language Questionnaire
- Original Birth Certificate
- Most Recent Immunization Records
- Emergency Contact Information
- Directory and Photo/Video Authorization
- Transportation Permission Form
- Attendance Expectation Form
- Lunch Forms
- Parent Volunteer Form (optional)
- Medication Administration Form (only children with medications)
Additional paperwork may also be requested, depending on the school in which your child has been accepted. This paperwork can include:
- Work Survey
The Parent Portal allows parents quick and easy access to their child's essential information. Watch our Parent Portal video and learn how to create an account or log in if you already have a Parent Portal account.Login
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