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Open enrollment for the 2020-2021 school year is from January 1, 2020, to March 18, 2020, and applications will be accepted through Lotterease. The lottery will be held at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 18, 2020 at Coastal Prep. Any application for the 2020-2021 school year that is received after 4:00 p.m. on March 18, 2020, will not be entered into the lottery and will be placed at the end of the wait-list for the appropriate grade.

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If the number of students who wish to attend CPA-CFA exceeds the school’s capacity, enrollment will be determined by a public random drawing. You need not be present to secure the opportunity for placement. Families will be notified of the status of acceptance and be given a deadline to respond.


CPA-CFA is a tuition-free public school. All families who reside in North Carolina are welcome to apply. To apply to kindergarten, students must be 5 years old on or before August 31st.

How do I enroll my child at Coastal Prep?

  • To apply for enrollment, the parent or legal guardian must complete the application form below.
  • You will be notified when your child is offered a seat or placed on our waitlist. You may log into the parent portal to view status at any time.
  • Once your student is offered a seat and you will accept, your enrollment will be confirmed upon completion of the enrollment packet. Please contact Shandra Gilles at if you have any questions regarding your enrollment packet.  If your packet is not returned by the deadline your seat will be forfeited.



What is the Lotterease Seal of Transparency and Fairness?

When you see the Seal on a school website, you can be confident that your application will be included in the school lottery in a fair and transparent way. Lotterease is an independent automated lottery system that the school uses to manage the lottery and waitlist. Since Lotterease is an independent system, the school staff do not have the ability to manipulate or adjust the lottery outcome. They must work within the requirements of the system.

In addition, all activity that takes place with your application is tracked in a history log that you can view at any time by logging into the parent portal.

If the school you want your child to attend displays the Lotterease Seal of Transparency and Fairness, you can rest assured that your child will get their fair chance to attend school.