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Coastal Preparatory Academy is a tuition-free public school. All families who reside in North Carolina are invited to apply. Please note kindergarten students must be 5 years old on or before August 31 to apply.

How do I apply for enrollment for my child at Coastal Preparatory Academy?

  • To apply for enrollment for the 2020-2021 school year, the parent or legal guardian must complete an application form
  • To apply for the 2021-2022 school year, the parent or legal guardian must complete a lottery application
  • You will be notified once your student is offered a seat. Your enrollment will be confirmed upon completion of the enrollment packet. Please contact our registrar at if you have any questions regarding your enrollment packet. If your packet is not returned by the provided deadline, your seat will be forfeited.
  • Once capacity is reached, new applicants will be placed on a waitlist. 


If applications exceed our capacity, enrollment will be determined by an annual lottery at the close of open enrollment. The lottery date will be posted and publicly available. Results of the lottery will be communicated by email or mail after the lottery is complete. All other applicants will be placed on the waitlist. 

Coastal Preparatory has conducted a lottery on February 11th, and will be sending All results will be sent to the applicants of the lottery within 5 business days.

Our Mission


Coastal Preparatory Academy is dedicated to improving the lives of its students by providing authentic learning experiences in a collaborative, nurturing environment that will build a foundation for students’ success in school, at future work, and in life.

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