2020-21 School Year Enrollment Information

Below is significant information regarding Ascend Leadership Academy's Admissions process.  If you have any specific questions about admissions please contact Holly Cord at or Ashley Thompson at

Open Enrollment Period:  January 1, 2020 - February 29, 2020

Lottery Date:  Thursday, March 5th, 5:00pm at Ascend Leadership Academy

Grade Levels for the 2020-21:  ALA will accept applications from students who will be in 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th and  10th graders during the 2020-21 school year.

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


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-238.29F(g). The priorities shall be executed in the following order: 

  1. Children of full-time ALA employees.

  2. Siblings of currently enrolled ALA students.

  3.  A student who was enrolled in another charter school in the State in the previous school year that does not offer the student's next grade level. 

  4. If siblings apply for admission to ALA and a lottery is needed, ALA will allow the family to enter one surname into the lottery to represent all of the siblings applying at the same time. If that surname of the siblings is selected, then all of the siblings shall be admitted to the extent that space is available and does not exceed the grade level capacity. 

Prospective Applicants Tour Dates 

Prospective Applicants to Ascend Leadership  Academy are invited to meet current students, teachers and administrators at scheduled school tours.  The dates for these tours are listed below:

  • Wednesday, January 15th, 9:30 AM - 10:15 AM (Grades 6-8)

  • Wednesday, January 29th, 9:30 AM - 10:15 AM (Grades 9-10)

  • Wednesday, February 12th, 1:00 PM - 1:45 PM (Grades 6-8)

  • Wednesday, February 26th, 1:00 PM - 1:45 PM (Grades 9-10)

Tours are located at Ascend Leadership Academy, 283 Harvey Faulk Road, Sanford NC, 27332.

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Phone: (919) 842-5411

Fax:  (919) 842-3545

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