How To Apply

Spaces at CPSC are awarded by public blind lottery. Any family with a legal residence in the state of North Carolina may apply. We encourage families to tour our school and learn about our educational approach before applying.

Our lottery for the 2017-18 school year will take place on March 14, 2017. Apply online or contact the school for an application.

Key Dates for 2017

Lottery Details

There are three priority categories for the lottery:

  1. Siblings of currently enrolled students
  2. Children of staff and board members
  3. Children who qualify for the National School Lunch Program (up to 25% of each grade level) — see income guidelines.

Twins are entered as one application and will be admitted together if chosen.

Children entering kindergarten must be at least five years old on or before August 31 of the year they start school.

Lottery Results

All lottery applicants should receive an email with lottery results on the day of our lottery. If you don't receive your email, check your spam folder! Families who are being offered a space and do not have email will be notified by phone.

During the initial round of offer notifications, families are given one week to accept the space offered.

New CPSC Families

Once your family accepts a spot, you must enroll your child. We begin the process of welcoming your family into our school community with kindergarten screening and social events. Check our Parent Resources section to start learning about being a CPSC parent!

Wait Lists

Applicants who are not offered a space are placed on a wait list in the order they were selected in the lottery.

Applications received after the lottery are placed at the end of the waiting list in the order received.

If a space becomes available (which can happen up to the 20th day of school), the next family on the waiting list is contacted by telephone and given two days to make a decision.

This page (How To Apply) last updated March 10, 2017