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Enrollment Information

Enrollment for the 2023-24 school year has started as of January 3, 2023.  All applications are due by midnight, January 31, 2023. A lottery will be conducted if the number of applications exceeds the number of available spaces for each grade level. Siblings of current PSPA are given preference in the lottery process.  Each student must have their own enrollment application. The lottery will be held on February 24, 2023 – both for siblings (if needed) and potential new families.

Visit our Enrollment FAQs for answers to common questions.

Any enrollment application submitted after January 31, 2023, will be time-stamped in the order that they are received and placed at the end queue after the lottery results.   

In order to apply to Pine Springs Preparatory Academy, you must meet the following criteria:

  • Be a resident of the state of North Carolina at the time of application.
  • Kindergarten students must be five years old by August 31st of the year they apply

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

Applications do not roll over from one year to the next. If you did not receive a seat at PSPA for the 2022-23, you must reapply for the 2023-24 school year.

Existing PSPA Families (Sibling) Enrollment

Siblings of currently enrolled students receive preference in the lottery for the following year. As defined by NC charter law includes half siblings, step siblings, and children residing in a family foster care home.  If there are more siblings than spaces open in the school, all siblings in that specific grade will go into the lottery but all will be placed with sibling priority so that they all priority number in the lottery over the general public.  The lottery will be held on February 24, 2023 – both for siblings (if needed) and potential new families.

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, as long as they are received prior to January 31, 2023.

Applications Received After the Public Lottery

If you apply to PSPA after January 31, 2023, your student’s application will be time-stamped and added to the waitlist in the order that you applied.  There is no lottery for applications received after the January 31 deadline.