School Lottery

Lottery registrations for the 2021-2022


Our Process

§  Applications for the lottery are available online from November 15th to February 2nd each year. Paper applications are available at the front office. Applications received after February 2nd go to the waitlist.

§  You must re-apply each year. Lottery numbers do not carry over from year to year.

§  The lottery will be held at 2:00 on February 10th, 2021 in the Gym.  All applicants will receive notification by February 28th, 2021  by email of acceptance or waiting list number.

§  Once a student is enrolled, there is no need to reapply each subsequent year. A student’s seat is guaranteed until at least the first day of school unless a parent notifies the school otherwise.

Admission Standards

§  Ridgeview Charter School is a public school and requires no application fee or tuition.

§  In order to be eligible for admission, students or their guardian are required to reside in the State of North Carolina at the time of the application.

§  Under North Carolina General Statute (GS115C-391), RCS  may refuse admission to any student who has been expelled or suspended from a public school, until the period of suspension or expulsion has expired.

§  RCS does not limit admission to students on the basis of intellectual ability, measures of achievement or aptitude, athletic ability, disability, race, creed, gender, national origin, religion, or ancestry.

Lottery Procedures 

RCS’s lottery will be held at Ridgeview Charter School on February 10th, 2021.  Results will be sent to parents by email if an address was supplied, or by postal service. 

The RCS lottery is open to the general public, but attendance is not required for acceptance.

The lottery procedure must ensure that each eligible applicant, who submitted an application prior to the lottery application deadline, will have an equal opportunity to be randomly selected. It must also continue until all eligible applicants have been selected and placed on a final list.

The lottery will be run by a computer program written specifically for RCS.

When the lottery is run, it will assign a random number to every single applicant. Family members will be entered as a group and will all be placed at the same time. The applicants are then either placed or waitlisted according to priority and space availability in each grade level. Twins and triplets are always admitted together and cannot be split at admission.

Priority of Enrollment

The School will follow all rules and regulations regarding enrollment priority as specified required by applicable North Carolina law

The following groups will have enrollment priority at School for subsequent school years in the order that follows as space permits in each grade:

  1. Families who are economically disadvantaged or;
  2. who receive any state aid for Medicare/Medicaid/Food Stamps or Children who currently receive free/reduced lunch in school,
  3. Children of full-time employees and board members (may not exceed 15% of the total school population)
  4. Siblings of current students (as determined by Charter School law  G.S. 115C-238.29F(g)(5a)
  5. Students who were enrolled in a NC charter school in the previous school year

    Applicants from Economically Disadvantaged Households

Preferred Enrollment will be given to children and families of children who receive any state aid for Medicare/Medicaid/Food Stamps or whose child is currently enrolled and receives free/reduced lunch in school

Post Application Period Applications   

The school will decide each year whether or not to accept applications after the deadline. 

If accepted, any applications received after the stated deadline will be added to the end of the waiting list in the order that they are received. Order of receipt will be determined by the time stamp on the email or online entry, and the time of day that standard mail is delivered on that day. If multiple late entries are received simultaneously (exact same timestamp or mail delivery day), they will be listed in alphabetical order of their middle name (or first if no middle is given).   

For the 2021-2022 school year, late entries will be accepted (added to the end of the waitlist), until at least the first day of school, or the date where it appears the waiting list will be too long to accommodate. Any late enrollment application cutoff will be posted on the website and is effective immediately.


Attention all RCS parentS

Due to the forecast of increment weather on tomorrow, Friday, January 21, 2022, tomorrow will be a Remote Learning Day for all students, teachers, and staff. This notification is also available on local news stations WBTV-3 and WSOC-TV. Students are expected to engage in “Interactive Remote Learning” with their classroom teacher at 9:00am via Google Meets or Zoom per teacher’s instruction, as attendance will be taken and recorded

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