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Admissions/Lottery

 Below is significant information regarding Ascend Leadership Academy's Admissions process.  Applications for the 2024-25 school year open on January 1st, 2024 and run through February 29, 2024. 

 If you have any specific questions about admissions please contact Holly Cord at hcord@alaschoolsnc.org.

Enrollment Timeline

  1. January 1, 2024:  Online application becomes available to the public via SchoolMint Online enrollment system. 

  2. January 1 - February 29: Open application period.  Any interested student can apply to attend ALA for the 23-24 school year.  

  3. March 7, 2024:  ALA hosts the enrollment lottery to determine which students are accepted for the 24-25 school year. 

  4. After March 4, 2024:  Students newly accepted to ALA are able to begin completing registration documents in SchoolMint. Applicants have 10 days from their acceptance date to complete all registration documents. 

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Enrollment Information

Lottery Process

If ALA receives more student applications than spots available, we are required by law to host a public random lottery to determine which students shall be accepted.  ALA's charter allows for approximately 80 students per grade level.

Lottery Priorities

Ascend Leadership Academy may give enrollment priority under the following circumstances as stated in G.S. 115C-218.45.

  1. Children/Grandchildren of Full-Time Employees and Board Members.

  2. Siblings of Current ALA Students

  3. A student enrolled in a charter school that does not offer the student's next grade level.

  4. Family Surname entered once (sibling applying)

Enrollment Requirements

North Carolina residency is the only requirement to apply to Ascend Leadership Academy.

Grade Levels for 24-25 school year

ALA will accept applications from students who will be in 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th and 12th graders during the 2024-25 school year.

Enrollment Tours

To promote our school and allow potential applicants the opportunity to tour our campus, ALA hosts enrollment tours during the open application period. For dates and times of these tours please be review the information below:

  1. Wednesday, January 17th, 2024 @ 10:00am (6th - 8th grade only)

  2. Wednesday, January 24th, 2024 @ 10:00am (9th - 12th grade only)

  3. Thursday, February 15th, 2024 @ 1:00pm (6th - 8th grade only)

  4. Thursday, February 22nd, 2024 @ 1:00pm (9th - 12th grade only)

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