Enrollment Policies & Procedures

Greenville STEM Academy Enrollment Processes & Procedures

Immediately following the closing of the open enrollment period, Greenville STEM Academy will determine if a lottery is needed, in accordance with NCGS 115C-238.29F(g)(6), which states, During each period of enrollment, the charter school shall enroll an eligible student who submits a timely application, unless the number of applications exceeds the capacity of a program, class, grade level, or building. In this case, students shall be accepted by lot. Once enrolled, students are not required to reapply in subsequent enrollment periods.

If a lottery is needed, a date will be set for the lottery, which will take place no more than two weeks from the close of the enrollment period and will only include the names from the enrollment period noted above. Parents and guardians of applicants will be notified of the date and time of the lottery.

The lottery will be open to the public and names will be decided by a computerized randomization system in accordance with the policies adopted in the North Carolina Charter Schools Act and by the State Board of Education.

Once the names are chosen, the parent or guardian will have five (5) business days until 5:00 P.M. to respond about their child(ren)’s acceptance of admission.

As set forth in NCGS 115C-238.29F(g)(5a), Greenville STEM Academy will abide by the following:

  • For every year of operation, children of the active board members and full time staff members will receive priority admission, up to 15% of the total enrollment.
  • Multiple birth siblings will be entered into the lottery as one surname, and should that surname be chosen in the lottery, all will receive admission.
  • After the first year of operation, siblings of current students will receive priority admission. Legacy preference will also be granted to students whose siblings have graduated from Greenville STEM Academy within the previous four years.
  • Upon achieving full student enrollment capacity, a waitlist of applicant students will be developed and populated in the order applications have been received. If an enrolled student withdraws, the next name on the waiting list will be offered a seat and that student’s parents or guardians will be given one business day to respond. The Head of school will develop a process to maintain effective student records and transfer documentation in a timely manner.