Enrollment Information

2019/2020 ENROLLMENT INFORMATION

In order to apply to PSPA-CFA, you must meet the following criteria:

1) Be a resident of the state of North Carolina at the time of application.
2) Kindergarten students must be five years old by August 31st, 2014.  

Do not apply if your child does not meet the criteria above.  Your application will be removed.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   

** APPLICATIONS DO NOT ROLL OVER FROM YEAR TO YEAR; YOU MUST RE-APPLY EACH YEAR. THIS INCLUDES THOSE ON THE WAITLIST FROM THE PRIOR YEAR.

 

EXISTING PSPA:CFA FAMILIES (PRIORITY ENROLLMENT):

Siblings of currently enrolled students receive preference in the lottery for the following year. Siblings will be placed prior to the public lottery so long as the sibling application is received by the published deadline for sibling applications. If there are more siblings than spaces open in the school, a lottery will be held for the siblings prior to the public lottery. The definition of a sibling according to current law includes half-siblings, step-siblings, and children residing in a family foster care home.

The sibling enrollment period for the 2019-2020 school year runs October 15, 2018 and closes November 9, 2018.  If you miss the deadline for sibling priority enrollment, you can still apply for general enrollment.

 

NEW FAMILIES WHO WISH TO APPLY FOR PSPA (GENERAL ENROLLMENT):

Open Enrollment is designed to give all interested parents equal opportunity for their child to attend Pine Springs Preparatory Academy. During open enrollment, all applications get equal consideration regardless of date submitted. An application received at the end of open enrollment receives equal treatment to one received on the first day of open enrollment.

Following the close of open enrollment, if the number of applications exceeds the number of open seats, a random selection lottery determines acceptance. If the number of applications does not exceed the number of open seats, all applicants are accepted for their respective grade.

The open enrollment period for the 2019-2020 school year will open November 16th, 2018 until January 1st, 2019. This group is referred to as “public lottery.”

 

PUBLIC LOTTERY

Lotteries are open to the public, but families do not need to attend to accept their child’s seat if their number is chosen. Lotteries will be held for any grade in which the number of applications exceeds the number of openings. Names are randomly selected, and applicants are accepted based on the order in which they are selected. The lottery continues until all names are drawn. Applicants who are not accepted will be placed on a waiting list in the order their names were selected.

The lottery will be held in January 2019.  An exact date has not been set at this time.

 

APPLICATIONS RECEIVED AFTER JANUARY 1ST (POST PUBLIC LOTTERY):

If you applied after the lottery your child’s application will be time stamped.  In the event we exhaust all the names on the priority and general enrollment list (Nov 16- Jan 1) waitlist, we will then refer to our timestamped applications and offer seats to children in the order that you applied.

 

WAITING LISTS
It is not unusual for a small percentage of accepted students to select other options prior to the start of school. Openings created by opt-outs are filled by those on waiting lists.  Do not become discouraged if your child is put on a waiting list. Openings can and do become available.

 

INFORMATION SESSION & SCHOOL TOUR  

Click here to register: http://bit.ly/2019infosession

 

Thank you for your interests in Pine Spring Prep! Go Pioneers!