Vance Charter Admission FAQs

Who can attend Vance Charter School?

Any child entering Kindergarten through Twelfth grade, who lives in North Carolina, may apply.  Students not residing in North Carolina may not attend Vance Charter.  All applicants must be a resident of North Carolina prior to lottery date.

Potential students that have a parent that is a full time employee of the school or a sibling that currently attends the school will receive priority class placement.

Sibling Preference/Application Policy

Staff Preference Policy

Click here to see the Lottery Information PPT (opens in Google Slides)

How can students apply for admission to the school?

Students can submit an online application during the registration period.  Online applications for the 2019 – 2020 school year will be available from January 14, 2019 through February 15, 2019.  Once your application is received, you will be sent an email confirming receipt of your completed application.
PLEASE NOTE:  paper applications will NOT be available.

Click here to submit your application. (closes Feb 15, 2019 at 11:59pm)

Individuals wishing to apply are encouraged to attend informational meetings that will be held at the school in Upper Cafe.

Informational Meetings

Tuesday, January 29, 2019 – 6:00 PM

Thursday, February 7, 2019 – 6:00 PM

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 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 9, 2019 at 9:00 AM at the school in the Lower Café.

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 a person is contacted regarding an available seat at Vance Charter School for a child, the parents/guardians will have two weeks (14 days) to make a decision as to whether or not the child will attend Vance Charter School.

If you have any questions about the application process or the lottery, please email:

Christy Bunn at bunnc@vancecharter.org