Admission Process of Returning Students
Students currently attending Chapel Hill Academy who intend to return the next school year are given priority in admission, provided they notify the school of their intent to return during the designated window. In addition, the following individuals are excluded from the lottery and receive priority for admission:
- Siblings* of currently enrolled students
- Children of teachers and staff currently employed at Chapel Hill Academy, and
- Children of the founders of Chapel Hill Academy, as allowed by federal guidance in the Charter Schools Program.
*For this policy, “sibling” refers to a biological or legally adopted brother or sister residing in the same household as the currently enrolled student. Cousins, nieces, nephews and unrelated children sharing an address are not considered siblings.
Lottery Application & Waiting List
When the number of applications received exceeds the number of available spaces, a lottery drawing will be conducted via lottery selection software under the supervision of the campus principal or her/his designee. For the 2020-2021 school year, the lottery drawing was held February 21, 2020 and included all eligible applications received by 4:00 pm on February 20. When all available seats allowed by the enrollment cap are filled, a waiting list is created using the randomly selected numbers from the lottery drawing for the remaining applicants. As seats become available, applicants from the waiting list are notified, beginning with applicants with the lowest number assignment. Applications received after the lottery application deadline are considered for enrollment based on available openings. If no available openings exist, the application is assigned to the waiting list in the order received.