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Admissions

Please read the Frequently Asked Questions - located here before calling the school to inquire about the lottery process. Information about the school can also be found on the website under the About tab.

Application Forms

You may still apply for this (2017-2018) school year until December 15th but you will be added to the end of the waitlist for the current year if there are no spots available.

 

2018-2019 Admissions (Lottery) Application >>

2018-2019 Sibling Admissions (Lottery) Application >> - THIS IS ONLY FOR SIBLINGS CURRENTLY ATTENDING THE SCHOOL.

 

Admissions Policy

(Please Note: Proof of North Carolina residency will be required if you are accepted into Socrates Academy through the lottery process)

 

Important Lottery Dates

November 9th 2017  |  Open Enrollment begins for the 2018-2019 School Year (for Prospective Families; Current Families can fill out sibling enrollment this day)

 

Thursday, December 14th 2017 - 9:00 a.m. |  Open House - Registration is NOT required. Open house is not a drop in. Program will begin at 9:00 a.m.

Thursday, December 14th 2017 -  6:00 p.m. |  Open House - Registration is NOT required. Open house is not a drop in. Program will begin at 6:00 p.m.

 

Thursday, January 11th 2018 - 9:00 a.m. |  Open House - Registration is NOT required. Open house is not a drop in. Program will begin at 9:00 a.m.

Thursday, January 11th 2018 - 6:00 p.m. |  Open House - Registration is NOT required. Open house is not a drop in. Program will begin at 6:00 p.m.

 

Wednesday, January 17th 2018 - 9:00 a.m. |  Open House - Registration is NOT required. Open house is not a drop in. Program will begin at 9:00 a.m.

Wednesday, January 17th 2018 - 6:00 p.m. |  Open House - Registration is NOT required. Open house is not a drop in. Program will begin at 6:00 p.m.

 

January 26, 2018  |  3:00 p.m. - All applications are due.

February 13, 2018  |  Lottery for 2018-2019 |  9:00 a.m.

How to Apply

The Socrates Academy Lottery process begins in November of 2017 for the 2018-2019 school year. Please check the website again during that time, for information on how to apply.

 

Socrates Academy is a state-funded charter school. There is no cost to attend our school. The Academy is open to any North Carolina resident child wishing to attend. Students must be age-appropriate for their respective grade. Although there are no selection criteria restricting the enrollment process, Socrates Academy does limit the total number of students who may attend. Students will be considered for admission without regard to race, religion, national origin, gender, or physical disability. Prospective parents must submit an application for each child they want to enroll.


Lotteries will be held for any grade in which the number of applications exceeds the number of openings. Socrates Academy supports families with multiple children attending the school together. Siblings of current students will be offered the first available seat in their respective grade or placed on a Sibling Priority Waiting List.

 

Socrates Academy, being a North Carolina Public Charter School, to be eligible to attend you must be a legal resident of North Carolina. If you are accepted through the lottery process, we will request 2 out of 3 documents:

1. Proof of Lease/ mortgage deed
2. Utility Bill
3. Valid Drivers License


We will not be able to make copies of your legal documents for you.

How the Lottery Works

The date, time and place of the lottery will be communicated to all applicants. The lottery will be open to the public. Lotteries will be held for any grade in which the number of applications exceeds the number of openings. Names will be randomly drawn and applicants admitted based on the order they are selected. The lottery will continue until all names are drawn.

Applicants who do not get admitted during the lottery process will be placed on a Waiting List in the order their names were drawn.

 

Applications received after the end of the Open Enrollment Period will be added to the waiting lists in the order they are received. For grade levels that still have openings after the lottery, registrants will be admitted on a "first come, first served" basis.

Sibling Preference

Socrates Academy supports families with multiple children attending the school together. Siblings of current students will be offered the first available seat in their respective grade or placed on a Sibling Priority Waiting List. Siblings are defined as children who have at least one common parent/legal guardian AND are living in the same household at least 50% of the time.

 

When an opening becomes available at a grade level, students will be admitted first from the Sibling Priority Waiting List and then from the regular Waiting List if there are no siblings waiting at that grade level. Children of newly hired staff members will be automatically admitted ahead of students on either waiting list.

 

PLEASE NOTE: A lottery admitted student must attend Socrates Academy in order for siblings drawn under the sibling rule to be able to attend.

 

If registrants who are selected for admission decide NOT to enroll at Socrates Academy, the parents of the next child on the Waiting List for that grade will be notified immediately.

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