Public Charter School

Open enrollment for the 2019-2020 school year will begin January 7, 2019 and extend until Friday, March 15, 2019 at 3:30 p.m. The Lottery will run on March 19, 2019 at 4:00 p.m.

Children will be eligible for admission regardless of race, cultural background, intellectual ability, or physical impairment. To be eligible for kindergarten admission, students must be 5 years of age on or before August 31. See G.S. 115C-364. 

Admission to the Casa Esperanza Charter School is determined by our annual lottery. In accordance with North Carolina charter admissions statutes preference is given to the following groups: children of the school’s full-time employees, siblings of currently enrolled student who were admitted to the school in a previous charter year, and students who were enrolled in the charter school within the two previous school years but left the school (i) to participate in an academic study abroad program or a competitive admission residential program or (ii) because of the vocational opportunities of the student’s parent. (For additional information on our Admission procedures please see the school’s Admissions Policy.)

Lottery Process

Casa Esperanza uses LotterEase for the application and Lottery process.

2018-2019 Admission Window is Now Closed

If you are notified that your child has been selected after the Lottery is run, you will have to confirm that you intend to register that child within seven calendar days.

The email address you submit for the application will be the one to receive notifications regarding their placement on the waiting list and/or acceptance into Casa Esperanza Charter School. These emails will contain important information regarding Enrollment deadlines.

What is the Lotterease Seal of Transparency and Fairness?

When you see the Seal on a school website, you can be confident that your application will be included in the school lottery in a fair and transparent way. That is because Lotterease is an independent automated lottery system that the school uses to manage their lottery and waitlist. Since Lotterease is an independent system, the school staff do not have the ability to manipulate or adjust the lottery outcome. They must work within the requirements of the system. In addition, all activity that takes place with your application is tracked in a history log that you can view at any time by logging into the parent portal.

If the school you want your child to attend displays the Lotterease Seal of Transparency and Fairness, you can rest assured that you child will get their fair chance to attend the school.


If you have been notified that your child has been selected by the Lottery software to attend Casa Esperanza, please print and fill out the attached packet:

2018-2019 Enrollment Packet Casa Esperanza

Important! Families who do not complete the registration process by the due date will lose their child’s seat; that seat will be turned over to the next student on the waiting list.

Frequently asked Questions

Enrollment FAQ’s 2018-2019