Lottery Information

How the General Admission Lottery Works:

  • The lottery will be held within three weeks of the application deadline for the enrollment period.
  • The lottery will be witnessed by a neutral third party and a school representative.
  • All applications received by the application deadline are sorted by the grade level being applied for.
  • To be eligible for the general or sibling lottery, the applying family must be domiciled in North Carolina during the time of the open enrollment period or application. Proof of residency may be requested by the school at time of enrollment.
  • In order to be eligible for sibling preference, a sibling must be considered a legal sibling (as determined by NC law) on or before the day of the lottery.
  • Using a computerized random number generating system, each application is assigned a placement number. It is this placement number that determines the order of admittance into the Franklin Academy for the following school year.
  • Please Note: In accordance with North Carolina Charter School law (§ 115C-238.29F), siblings of currently enrolled students are given preference to positions that become available. Once all siblings are placed, the General Admissions waiting list will be utilized to fill any remaining positions for enrollment.
  • Positions are assigned on the basis of availability. Once all available spots have been filled, the remaining applicants will be placed on a general admissions waiting list.
  • Any unfilled positions that open up between the completion of the lottery process and September of the next school year will be filled as follows:
    –  First by children on our sibling waiting list (if applicable) and
    –  Second by children on our general admission waiting list
  • Should a position become available, the applicant will be notified by phone.
  • If a child does not receive a position for the school year in which they have applied, a new application must be filed in order to be considered for admission for the next school year.
  • All waiting lists are purged annually and do not carry over from year to year.

 

How the Sibling Lottery Works:

  • The law defines a sibling to include half sibling, step siblings, and children residing in a family foster home who are residing in the same household as the currently enrolled student. Siblings living in separate homes are not eligible under the sibling priority for enrollment. Siblings must reside in the same household at least 50% of the time.
  • The Sibling Application period generally begins in October of the year prior to the application year.
  • Information regarding Sibling Application availability and deadlines will be sent out to parents via RenWeb and Canvas.
  • The Sibling Lottery is held on the same day as the General Admissions Lottery and is a separate lottery from the General Admissions Lottery.
  • The lottery will be witnessed by a neutral third party and a school representative.
  • All sibling applications received by the application deadline are sorted based on the grade level being applied for.
  • To be eligible for the general or sibling lottery, the applying family must be domiciled in North Carolina during the time of the open enrollment period or application. Proof of residency may be requested by the school at time of enrollment.=
  • In order to be eligible for sibling preference, a sibling must be considered a legal sibling (as determined by NC law) on or before the day of the lottery.
  • Using a computerized random number generating system, each application is assigned a placement number. It is this placement number that determines the order of acceptance into the Franklin Academy for the following school year.
  • Positions are assigned on the basis of availability. Once all available spots have been filled, the remaining applicants will be placed on a sibling waiting list.
  • Any unfilled positions that open up between the completion of the lottery process and September of  the next school year will be filled as follows:
  • First by children on our sibling waiting list (if applicable) and
  • Second by children on our general admission waiting list
  • Should a position become available, the applicant will be notified by phone.
  • If a child does not receive a position for the school year in which they have applied, a new application must be filed in order to be considered for admission for the next school year.
  • All waiting lists are purged annually and do not carry over from year to year.

 

Application and Lottery Procedures for Multiple Birth Siblings:

  • Parents/guardians of multiple birth siblings (i.e. twins, triplets, etc.) seeking admission into the Franklin Academy should complete a “Multiple Birth Sibling Application.”
  • At the time of the lottery, one number will be assigned to each Multiple Birth Sibling application.
  • Multiple Birth Siblings that have a currently enrolled sibling in the Franklin Academy will be included as a part of the Sibling Lottery.
  • Multiple Birth Siblings that DO NOT have a currently enrolled sibling in the Franklin Academy will be included as a part of the General Admission Lottery.
  • See above for specific lottery procedures. In accordance with House Bill 316 (§ 115C-238.29F), 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.