How To Enroll

Enrollment now open

We are now accepting lottery applications for the 2019–2020 school year.

NCVA has a total capacity of 2,592 students in grades K–12 for the upcoming school year, with each grade having its own cap. If the total number of applications received by 5:00 pm April 12, 2019 exceeds the total number of seats available, by grade, a lottery will be conducted on April 26, 2019 to determine initial offers. If the number of applications exceeds the number of available spots, students may be placed on the waitlist and offered a spot on a first-come, first-served basis.

All incoming eleventh and twelfth grade applications will be waitlisted until guidance counselors are able to review transcripts and determine appropriate grade placement. Families will be notified after the lottery, if their child is on the waitlist and given information about which documents will need to be submitted.

Eligibility Requirements

All students applying to NCVA must meet the criteria below:

  • Reside in North Carolina
  • Kindergarteners must be five years old by August 31, 2019


The lottery application window will open at 8 AM on March 13, 2019 and close at 5 PM on April 12, 2019. The lottery will be held at 10 AM on April 26, 2019 online and in the administrative offices. Students not offered a seat during the lottery will be placed on a wait list for their grade level.

  1. Submit a Lottery Application during the application window
  2. Results from the lottery will be sent to applicants on the day of the lottery
  3. Complete additional steps for enrollment process per results email
    1. Fill out formal NCVA application by deadline given
    2. Submit all required enrollment documents by deadline given
  4. If your student is waitlisted, an enrollment staff member will contact you when a seat becomes available. If your student is accepted, enrollment will contact you to formally offer your student a seat.

Please note due to our enrollment capacity, your student may be waitlisted. We recommend having another educational plan in place for your student until a seat is offered to you.

Questions? Call us at 855.669.3660

Thank you for your interest in North Carolina Virtual Academy!