APPLICATION & Enrollment

FernLeaf is a K-12 tuition-free public charter school that ACCEPTS APPLICATIONS FOR STUDENTS frOM families residing in North Carolina.  
FernLeaf Community Charter School Application and Enrollment

Now accepting applications for our waiting list for grades K - 6

for the 2021 - 2022 school year.

 

There are a few open spaces for next year's 7th and 8th Grades!

APPLY NOW TO SECURE YOUR SLOT!

Applications will be added to the waiting list or rosters in the order received so hurry, APPLY NOW!

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I apply to enroll my child at FernLeaf?

 

Online applications are available on the FernLeaf website or you may request a hard copy be mailed to you. Applications cannot be considered complete and cannot be processed until proof of residency is received.

 
IS FERNLEAF A PRIVATE SCHOOL?

 

No. FernLeaf is a K-12 TUITION FREE public charter school! 


What information do I need to complete an application?

 

Basic personal information and proof of residency (examples include a copy of your driver's license or state ID, current lease, mortgage, or deed of trust, voter or vehicle registration card, home insurance card, utility bill, armed forces or government ID card).

How long does it take to submit an application?​​

 

Just a few minutes to complete the requested information and submit proof of residency.


Do I have to live in Henderson County to apply?

 

No, any student residing in North Carolina may apply.


I currently live out of state but am moving to North Carolina soon, can I still apply now?

 

No, your child must reside in North Carolina at the time of application.

 

How will I know if FernLeaf has received my application and if it is complete?

 

A FernLeaf representative will contact you by email or phone within one week confirming the status of your application. Upon receipt of all required items, you will receive an application number which will be used for student identification in the lottery or be given a waitlist number.


Will there be a lottery?

 

If the number of applicants exceeds the number of available student slots for a particular grade level, a lottery will be held. We anticipate this being the case every year due to the high interest and demand. Our lottery for the 2021-2022 school year will be held on April 14th. 

 

How will I know if my child has been accepted?

 

After the lottery, FernLeaf will contact the parents/guardians of all students who have been selected. The results of the lottery, including waiting list, will be available on the school’s website by the following day for a limited time. Results will also be posted on the doors of the school and Parents/Guardians may contact the school directly at any time.

 

Do I need to attend the lottery?

 

Attendance at the lottery is not required and does not impact the results in any way.


How can I find out my child’s place on the waiting list?

 

The results of the lottery, including waiting list, will be available on the school’s website by the following day for a limited time. Results will also be posted on the doors of the school and families may contact the school directly at any time.


If my child didn't get in last year but was on the waitlist, do I need to re-apply this year?

 

Yes, you will need to reapply during Open Enrollment the following year. The waiting list does not carry over from one year to the next.

 

How does the lottery work if I have twins or other multiple birth siblings?

 

Multiple birth siblings will be entered as one number into any grade level lottery. If this number is drawn all multiple birth siblings will be offered enrollment.