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  • Who can enroll at NCCA?
    Students who reside in North Carolina are eligible for admission at NCCA. If you do not live in North Carolina but are moving here in the near future, your student will be eligible once you establish residency. NCCA is a full-time program and students may not be concurrently enrolled in another public school. NCCA enrolls school-age students, as defined by the NC Department of Public Instruction. This includes students from the age of 5 through 21. To enroll in kindergarten, children must meet the age requirements of their resident school district. Information on maximum age requirements can be found in the NCCA Student Handbook.
  • How do I enroll my student at NCCA?
    Visit the NCCA website at and follow the posted directions. Families can also call the Enrollment Department at 1-888-846-2998.
  • What documents are required for enrollment?
    A list of documents needed for enrollment can be found under 'About NCCA' then chick the 'Enrollment' tab. Families of high school students will also need their student's most current official school transcript showing credits earned in high school.
  • When can my student start at NCCA?
    Most students start at the beginning of a semester (either August or mid-January). NCCA allows late enrollments for a limited time during each semester. After the enrollment period for a semester ends, a student’s enrollment will be held to the following semester Reminder: all students must stay enrolled at their current school until the caretaker has received an official enrollment date from NCCA which will be sent after all paperwork has been submitted and approved. If a student is withdrawn from their current school before being officially enrolled at NCCA, they could be considered truant in North Carolina.
  • Are students with special education plans, such as an IEP or 504 plan, able to enroll?
    Yes. As a public charter school, NCCA must meet the same special education requirements as traditional public schools. The NCCA Special Education department will work with students to meet the requirements of their applicable plan.
  • Is attending face-to-face state testing required?
    North Carolina does not have an opt out policy for state testing. State Board policy ACCT-021 requires all students enrolled in a school to participate in the state assessment program. Failure to participate in state testing may result in a student being administratively withdrawn from NCCA. Failure to participate in these assessments may also negatively impact the future of NCCA as a school of choice for students in North Carolina. NCCA has a specific testing rate that we must meet in order to avoid punitive action by the State. Parents and students need to understand how important testing is for our future operation as a charter school.
  • Do students have to attend in person or can the tests be taking online?
    Some required tests such as benchmark testing, some high school exams, and other general assessments are taken at home by students as part of their general course curriculum. The state required tests listed in the student handbook must be taken in-person and there is no option to take them online.
  • When does testing take place?
    The NCCA School Calendar is published in the Student Handbook and available on the website showing testing date windows. Specific testing days, times, and locations will be provided closer to the test dates. The dates for state testing are set by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction and there are no options for makeup testing outside of the testing window.
  • Where does testing take place?
    NCCA is required to offer one testing site in each of the 8 NC School Board Education Districts across the state. NCCA generally utilizes 12 sites in an attempt to provide families with more options for testing locations. These sites are dependent on student population concentrations and are generally in major cities. Parents will be given the opportunity to choose which testing site their student will attend. While the school tries to limit the distance a family is required to travel to under 60 miles, families may have to travel further depending on their location.
  • What if I can't drive my student to the test site?
    Caretakers are responsible for providing transportation for all required face-to-face testing. The testing calendar is published at the beginning of the school year to allow time for caretakers to make arrangements for their students to have transportation to testing. If someone other than the caretaker will be bringing the student to testing, the caretaker should provide written documentation to the site administrator.
  • What if my student does not attend testing?
    Failure to participate in State Testing may result in a student being administratively withdrawn from NCCA. The required state assessments are part of regular participation in academic courses for students. North Carolina state law details that NCCA may withdraw students that fail to regularly participate in courses. NCCA takes these assessments, and the valuable information they provide, very seriously and expect students/families to do so as well. Families should schedule personal activities outside of the state required testing dates.
  • Do students need to have their own computer to attend NCCA?
    NCCA is a 1-1 technology initiative school providing each student a laptop to use while attending NCCA or students may choose to use their own personal computer. Each family will need to secure their own Internet service provider. In certain cases, based on financial need or other circumstances, NCCA may provide a stipend to offset the cost of the Internet service. This determination will take place during the enrollment process.
  • Who do we contact if we are having technical issues with the Canvas learning management system?
    Students can click on the "Help" icon in the lower left of their navigation bar when logged in to Canvas. The icon looks like this: Then click on "Ask your instructor a question" if it is a question best addressed by the students teacher, or "Report a problem" if it is a technological issue that is best addressed by our technology support team.
  • Who do we contact if we are having technical issues with the school computer?
    Families can contact the School Help Desk at 1-888-846-2998 for technical assistance on their school issued devices.
  • If my student has a question about a lesson in their course, who should they contact?
    Your student should start by contacting their course teacher who can help determine if their question is about the course material or if there is a technical issue that can be sent to the student help desk.
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