Lottery Priorities 1. Siblings – Charlotte Lab School desires to create a school community where whole families learn together. Siblings of currently enrolled students will receive priority for admission if their applications are received by the designated deadline and Lab has seats available. If the number of siblings exceeds the number of available seats, a separate sibling preference lottery will be held to determine which students are admitted. Under NC law, a sibling includes any of the following who reside in the same household: half siblings, step siblings, and children residing in a family foster home.
2. Employee/Board – Charlotte Lab School will give admissions preference to children of current full-time employees and current and past Board members. The number of admitted employee/Board member students will not exceed 15% of the total Lab student population. If the number of applicants in these groups exceeds the available seats, a separate preference lottery will be held to determine which students are admitted.
3. Economic Diversity – Charlotte Lab School is committed to being an economically diverse community, and will allot a percentage of the total number of seats available at Lab for students who qualify for the National School Lunch Program based on their family's current income levels - link to guidelines. Families interested in receiving this preference will indicate their desire on the general application.
Please click here for Charlotte Lab School Admissions and Enrollment Policy - updated 11/1/2019.