Methods of Applying
Applications for enrollment can be placed in one the following ways:
Online: Click here to fill out an application online.
Phone: Call us, and we can either fax you an application or send one to your home.
Stop in: Come and see us and we will give you an application.
Open Enrollment is designed to give all interested parents equal opportunity for their child to attend Matthews Charter Academy. During Open Enrollment, all applications get equal consideration regardless of date submitted. An application received at the end of Open Enrollment receives equal treatment to one received on the first day of Open Enrollment. Open enrollment for the next school year begins on the first day of
school and ends on the last business day in February at 5:00 p.m.
Following the close of Open Enrollment, if the
number of applications exceeds the number of open seats, a random
selection lottery determines acceptance. If the number of applications
does not exceed the number of open seats, all applicants are accepted
for their respective grade.
Lotteries are open to the public, and parents are encouraged to attend.
The date, time, and place of the lottery is communicated in writing to
Lotteries will be held for any grade in which the number of applications
exceeds the number of openings. Names are randomly selected, and
applicants are accepted based on the order in which they are selected.
The lottery continues until all names are drawn. Applicants who are not
accepted will be placed on a waiting list in the order their names were
accepted, you will receive an Acceptance Package. Parents must submit to the
school all of the following items by the date specified in the
letter. If these are not received by that date, your child may be removed from
the school’s Accepted List.
Official Release of Records
Proof of Residency
Home Language Questionnaire
Student Residency Questionnaire
Original Birth Certificate or Other Acceptable Proof of Student Age and Identity
Most Recent Immunization Records
Health Assessment (Kindergarten only)
Proof of Residency
Acceptable proof of residency documents must be dated and include the parent/guardian’s name. The following documents may be used:
Copy of deed or record or most recent mortgage payment; or
Copy of lease agreement; or
A utility bill dated within the past 30 days, including: gas, water, electric, landline phone, cable, or satellite; or
A valid North Carolina driver’s license or North Carolina photo identification card; or
A vehicle or property tax bill (dated within the past year); or
A bank or credit card statement with a North Carolina address (dated within the past 60 days)
Students on waiting lists continue to
receive school information. It is not unusual for a small percentage
of accepted students to select other options prior to the start of
school. Openings created by opt-outs are filled by those on waiting
Do not become discouraged if your child is put on a waiting list. Openings can and do become available.