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  • Vance Charter School Admissions

    Who can attend Vance Charter School?

    Any child entering Kindergarten through Eighth grade who lives in North Carolina may apply. Students not residing in North Carolina may not attend Vance Charter.

    Potential students that have a parent that is a teacher, a teacher assistant or principal for the school or a sibling that currently attends the school will receive priority class placement.

    Sibling Preference/Application Policy

    Staff Preference Policy

      How can students apply for admission to the school?

    Students can submit an application during the registration period. The application period generally runs from mid January- February. Applications can be obtained by the following method.

    • Applications for the 2012-2013 school year will be available from January 17, 2012 thru March 2, 2012 at the school or on line. Applications will also be available at informational meetings held at the school on Saturday, January 21, 2012 at 9:00 am and Wednesday, February 8, 2012 at 6:00 pm.


    All applications must be completed and mailed to the school by March 2, 2012. Once your application is received you will be sent a postcard confirming the receipt. Any applications received post marked after March 2, 2012 will not be accepted.

    • Applications should be mailed to:

    Vance Charter School

    P.O. Box 842

    Henderson, NC 27536

    Due to the limited number of spaces per class, it is possible more students will apply than there are available openings. If this situation occurs, the school will admit students through a blind lottery. Each application will be numbered, and the numbers will be pooled per class. At a public meeting, the numbers will be pulled randomly until all spaces in the each grade level are filled. The remaining students will be placed on a waiting list in order of their application number's removal.

    The lottery will be held on Saturday March 17, 2012 at 9:00 am at the school.

    Once a student is enrolled in the school, he or she does not need to go through the application and lottery process again. Furthermore, siblings of currently enrolled students and children of staff members will have priority in enrollment.

    If you have any questions about the application process or the lottery, please e-mail: Bill Satterwhite at or Gina Harris at

    Thank you for your interest in Vance Charter School.

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    Accredited by AdvancED (Formerly SACS)
    First Charter school in North Carolina and the only public elementary/middle school in Vance County to be (SACS) accredited.
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