Open Enrollment for the 2017-2018 academic year will begin Tuesday, January 3rd and run through 3:00 Wednesday, March 7th. You may download an application on our Home tab or our General Information tab. You may email it back to the school, or drop it off in the office. STARS will hold a public lottery on Wednesday March 8th at 1:30. 

Who can apply to STARS?

Any child who is qualified under the laws of the state for admission to a public school is qualified for admission to a charter school. In order to apply to a charter school, a parent or guardian must be physically living - "domiciled" - in the state of North Carolina at the time of application.  Non-domiciled families must wait until having moved to NC to apply to the school. Notwithstanding any law to the contrary, STARS may refuse admission to any student who has been expelled or suspended from a public school under G. S. 115C-391 until the period of suspension or expulsion has expired.

To be eligible for kindergarten admission, students must be 5 years old prior to August 31st of the enrollment year (G.S. 115C-364).

In accordance with North Carolina charter admissions statutes (G.S 115C-238.29G), priority is given to the following groups in the order listed: children of the school’s full time employees; and children who have siblings currently enrolled at STARS. (The revised law defines “siblings” as: “any of the following who reside in the same household: half siblings, stepsiblings and children residing in a family foster home.)


If grade levels are full, STARS will follow a blind lottery system, not a first come, first serve system.

Applications submitted after the deadline will not be included as a part of our lottery.

In the event that fraudulent information is presented in the application process, the application may be removed from the lottery.

If it is discovered after the student’s name has been drawn in the lottery and that fraudulent information was provided to the school during the application process, STARS may rescind the offer of admission and remove the student from the school’s enrollment.

If you have any questions, please email the school. 

* If the enrollment period for 2017-2018 has passed and you are interested in STARS, please download the application, and fill it out completely and email it to the school or bring it to the school’s office. This will place you on the waiting list.