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Lottery Application

The 2023-2024 lottery application is now available. Please click the link below. By completing the application below, you sign up to participate in the March lottery. Enrollment into JDS is based on lottery results and is not guaranteed. Paper applications are available at the front office. Jackson Day School (JDS) families are not required to register their RETURNING students but must register NEW SIBLINGS for the lottery.

Who is eligible to apply?

  • Jackson Day School (JDS) is a  tuition-free public charter school.  
  • Applicant's parents/guardians must be residents of North Carolina. 

  • JDS admits students without regard to disability, race, creed, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, or ancestry.

  • JDS may refuse admission to any student who has been expelled or suspended from a public school under North Carolina General Statute (G.S. 115C-218.45).

  • JDS reserves the right to refuse admission to any student that has not met the academic requirements for the grade level they have applied to enter.

  • Applicants entering Kindergarten must be five years old by August 31, 2023. 

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Our Process

  • Applications for the lottery are available from November 1 to March 3.  Applications received after March 3 will be added to the waitlist.  

  • Enrolled students currently attending Jackson Day School (JDS) do not need to reapply each year.  

  • Individuals waitlisted in previous years must reapply year to year until admitted. Lottery numbers do not carry over.  

  • JDS's lottery will be held on March 9th at 4:00 pm via virtual broadcast

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