Each year CCS will hold open enrollment for at least four weeks. If the number of qualified applicants does not exceed the number of available spaces by the conclusion of the open enrollment period, all students who are qualified and who apply by the deadline will be accepted.
The school will give enrollment priority to current students, siblings of currently enrolled students who are admitted in the current year or in a previous year. Preference will also be given to children of faculty and staff.
After students with statutory preference are admitted, the remaining slots in each classroom will be filled. If there are sufficient spaces available the school will then enroll any eligible student who submits a timely application and who meets admission requirements. If there are vacancies after placement of all applicants from the open enrollment period then additional students will be accepted on a first come, first served basis until the grade level is filled.
In the event any class has more applicants than spaces available at the end of the open enrollment period, the students will be chosen by a lottery. The lottery would continue after all of the places in a grade level are filled until all students applying during the open enrollment period have been assigned a priority number on a waiting list. Any applications received after the conclusion of the open enrollment period will be placed at the bottom of the waiting list in the order that they are received.
Students who are admitted will retain their priority in subsequent years unless they leave CCS voluntarily, graduate, or reach an age that is not serviced by the school, or are expelled from the school.
Students with a prior history of violent or chronically disruptive will be excluded from admission to the school unless that student has been identified as having special learning needs which have resulted in the chronically disruptive behavior. The provisions of N.C.G.S. §115C-366(a5) will be followed with respect to admission of students who have been expelled or suspended from a previous school or who have been convicted of a felony. Admission of students subject to this paragraph will be considered at the sole discretion of the Board of Directors.