Due to the great response and interest in attending Charter Day School, a lottery to determine student admission to the 2018-2019 school year was held on Friday, February 23rd at 10:00 a.m. Close to eighty excited parents and children packed into the auditorium of CDS sister school, Douglass Academy, which is located at 507 N. 6th Street, Wilmington, NC 28401. Parents watched in suspense as Pastor Nixon of St. Stephen AME Church drew names at random from a sealed box and Charter Day School Headmaster Laurie Benton read them aloud. The lottery, which had 180 applicants vying for approximately 130 openings in grades K-8, lasted approximately 2 hours. Charter Day School has hosted multiple lotteries over the years as demand grows for its classically based program of instruction.
Set amidst 80 acres in Leland, NC, the Charter Day School (CDS) is in its 18th year as a high-performing program of classical education for kindergarten through 8th grade. With parents in North Carolina having the freedom to choose – tuition free – where their children are educated, CDS is a public charter school that draws over 900 students from across Brunswick, Columbus, New Hanover and Pender counties.
Charter Day School is one of four public charter schools managed by The Roger Bacon Academy, Inc. The other schools include Douglass Academy in Wilmington, Columbus Charter School in Whiteville, and South Brunswick Charter School in Southport. Charter Day School is a tuition-free, public charter school that welcomes all students, regardless of income, ability, or address. To learn more or enroll online, please visit www.charterdayschool.com