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Enrollment / Lottery

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Carolina International School is a public charter school and is accepting applications for the 2023/2024 school year. We encourage prospective families to learn more about our school and the application process using this website and visiting CIS during school hours.

Please click the link below to start your application process:



Application Process

Parents will be pleased to know that CIS is currently accepting enrollment applications for the 2023/2024 school year. We are excited about your interest in CIS and the educational adventure that awaits your child. 

Prospective families, and families with a child currently enrolled at CIS, must submit a Student Application Form for each NEW child you want to enroll. Applications must be received by February 14, 2023, to be included in the lottery. Applications after this date will be added to the waitlist. See our Enrollment / Lottery FAQs for more information. 

​CIS uses the application system, PowerSchool Enrollment. You can contact PowerSchool Enrollment customer support if you are having any technical difficulties within their site. The PowerSchool Enrollment Support Team can be contacted at 866-752-6850 for further assistance. You will need first to create an account and then complete the application to enter the lottery.  Note that you must be a North Carolina resident and use a North Carolina address in order to be eligible to apply. Once you have completed the application, watch your email for a message from  We will have a live lottery in February,  2024. 

​Once your application has been successfully submitted you will receive an email confirmation.

If you have any other questions about our application/enrollment process, please send an email to 

​Students must be 5 years of age on or before August 31st to be able to attend Kindergarten.


Once you have received an offer of admission AND accepted it, watch for an email from  This email will contain instructions and a link to complete the online registration/enrollment forms and upload the required documents
Required documents to finalize enrollment:

  • Birth certificate
  • Parent/Guardian driver’s license
  • Proof of Residence (list what’s accepted by the school – including if they need more than one)
  • Immunization (list form and specifics)
  • Physical (list form and specifics)
  • Special Education documents (EP, IEP, 504, ESOL), if applicable
  • Custody court documents, if applicable

After you have submitted the online registration/enrollment, please allow a few days for it to be processed.  Then you will receive a confirmation email from to confirm your child’s enrollment status and if any documents are still needed.