Enrollment FAQ’s

Who may enroll in CPA-CFA?
Each charter school in North Carolina is open to any student who lives in the state. According to NC law, applicants must live in North Carolina at the time of application. CPA is a public school that does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, national origin, religion, creed, or gender.

How do I apply?
Follow this link for an application

Is your space limited in each grade?
Yes.  In order to stay true to our charter, we must limit our class sizes.  Priority enrollment is the best way to secure a spot for your child.

How long does open enrollment last?
Priority enrollment ends on January 15, 2017 11:59pm.  All applications received after 11:59 p.m. on January 15th, 2017 will be time-stamped and added, in time-stamped order, to the wait-list for the selected grade and will not be chosen by random selection in the lottery.

When is your lottery?
Our lottery will be held on January 31st 7:00pm

Do I need to be present at the lottery to receive a space?
No. You will be emailed immediately after the lottery has been run with either confirmation that you received a space or your number on the waitlist. If you do choose to attend the lottery, it is recommended that you bring a phone or device to confirm your child’s space within that grade via the email link. You must confirm your space within 14 days of the lottery, otherwise your child will be moved to the bottom of the waitlist.

How old must my child be to enroll in Kindergarten?
To apply to kindergarten, students must be 5 years old on or before August 31, 2017.

What enrollment priorities do you have?

  • Children of the CPA-CFA’s board of directors
  • Sibling preference. The term “siblings” includes any of the following who reside in the same household: half siblings, stepsiblings, and children residing in a family foster home.
  • Children of CPA-CFA’s full-time employee

*Based on space is available and does NOT exceed grade level capacity.

​Is there a tuition fee to attend Coastal Prep?
No, CPA-CFA is a tuition-free public charter school.

How does the lottery work?
Priority enrollment starts on November 21st and ended on January 15, 2017 11:59pm. Once the priority enrollment period closes (1/15/2017 at 11:59 p.m.), all of the applications received by then will be counted and organized by grade. All of those applications are subject to lottery if oversubscribed. You will be notified if your application is going to lottery.  We will hold the lottery publicly for all who wish to attend on January 31st at 7pm.  All applications received after 11:59 p.m. on January 15th, 2017 will be time-stamped and added, in time-stamped order, to the wait-list for the selected grade and will not be chosen by random selection in the lottery.  Click here to view lottery procedures.

Where can I view the current waitlist?
Here is the link to our current waitlist.  If you have any questions or concerns please email us coastalprepacademy@gmail.com.

My child is on the waitlist, but has moved down a spot. How is this possible?
Undoubtedly this is frustrating. We try to keep families together, so when one sibling is accepted and has another sibling waitlisted in another grade, that waitlisted sibling gets an enrollment preference, meaning they move to the bottom of the sibling waitlist. This means that occasionally parents will see their children move down the list instead of up.