Admissions Information

Uwharrie Charter Academy

Open Admissions Procedures

Admissions process for 2016-2017 school year:

Families should submit an electronic "Intent to Apply Form” to the school by March 11th to be considered for enrollment. These forms are located under the "How to Apply" link found in the Admissions tab.  In grade levels 6th and 9th ,if more forms are received than there are spots available in those grade levels, then a lottery will be held on Saturday, March 26that 12:00pm at the high school campus and conducted by an outside third party unaffiliated with the school.  All “Intent to Apply” forms in the respective grades will be issued numbers which will then be drawn at random during the lottery.  Once all available seats have been drawn,the remaining numbers will be drawn and placed on a waiting list in the order that they are drawn.  It should be noted that UCA often utilizes its waiting list to fill spots as they become available should a family change their mind about attending.  Siblings of currently enrolled students will be given preference for seats in a grade level (per NC Charter School Law) and do not have to go through the lottery process.  Parents must notify the school of any current students' siblings' intent to attend during the open admissions period from January 1st until March 11th, 2016. 

After the enrollment period:

Once the enrollment period ends and the lottery (if needed) has been conducted, Uwharrie Charter Academy will mail enrollment letters to families asking for completion of an enrollment packet by a specific date.  The enrollment packet will be located on the website to be downloaded or available upon request at the school’s front office.  If the packet is not received by the date indicated, then that student’s spot will become available.

Waiting lists for grade levels 7th, 8th, 10th, 11th, and 12th:

New waiting lists are created for each school year beginning January 1st.  Students whose names are on the waiting lists for the 15-16 school year need to fill out a new "Intent to Apply" form to be placed on the waiting list for the upcoming 16-17 school year.  The waiting lists are generated in the order in which forms are received beginning on January 1st.  These forms are available under the "How to Apply" link found in the admissions tab.