ENROLLMENT AND APPLICATION POLICY
During each period of enrollment, Southeastern Academy will accept applications for new students. Once enrolled, students are not required to enroll in subsequent enrollment periods. Open space is determined by the number of current students planning to return. The school may give enrollment priority to siblings of currently enrolled students who were admitted to the school in a previous year and to the children of Southeastern Academy Charter staff. This is assumed that the total number of students allowed under this exemption will represent only a small percentage of the school’s total enrollment.
The enrollment application will begin the first school day of February and end on the close of the last school day of March. The school shall enroll an eligible student who submits an application, unless the number of applications exceeds the capacity of a program, class, grade level, or building. If the number of applications exceeds the number of available spaces, a lottery will be held to fill vacant seats for the next school year. After seats are filled, the drawing will continue to determine the order of a waiting list. Any application received after the enrollment period is NOT entered in the lottery, but is added to the end of the grade level waiting list on a first-come, first-served basis. Lottery procedures will comply with NC Open Meeting Law provided in G.S. 143-218.10(a) by publicizing the date and location of the meeting and allowing anyone to attend.
After completing the acceptance by lottery, Southeastern Academy shall have a specified and reasonable, time frame in which the accepted applicants must reply to the school clarifying their decision to accept or decline continuation of the enrollment process. The school's enrollment policy, including all time frames, will be declared on the original application completed by the applicant. If multiple birth siblings apply for admission to a charter school and a lottery is needed under G.S. 11 5C-238G(g)(6), the charter school shall enter one surname into the lottery to represent all of the multiple birth siblings. If that surname of the multiple birth siblings is selected, then all of the multiple birth siblings shall be admitted.