Frequently Asked Questions

 

TOP FAQS:

If I already filled out an “Intent to Enroll” form, do I still need to apply?

YES. The Intent to Enroll form is only an intent, not a commitment. Please make sure to complete an application once the Open Application Period begins. Since you already completed the Intent to Enroll form, you will receive a notification when the application portal opens so you can apply.

Will you provide bus transportation?

YES! We plan to have two buses, one running north-south and one running east-west. The school will have set community bus stops by March 2022 based on enrollment. Once selected in the school lottery, there will be a question on the enrollment form about bus transportation needs.

Will you provide catered lunches?

YES! We will have lunches catered through a vendor. Lunches will be available for purchase. If your student qualifies for free or reduced lunch, Oak Hill Charter School will provide those accommodations. Details will be provided on the enrollment form.

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What is a charter school?

Charter schools are public schools of choice that are authorized by the State Board of Education and are operated by independent, non-profit boards of directors. For more information, visit the website of the NC Office of Charter Schools.

 

How are charter schools funded? 

Public charters receive an allotment from the state as well as local funding from the student’s home district school for each student enrolled. A portion of the money allocated to each student, follows them to their charter school. Public charter schools are non profit schools. 

 

What grade levels do you offer?

The school plans to open in the Fall of 2022 with grades K-7.  An additional grade will be added the next year to be a K-8 school.

 

Where will your school be located?

The school has secured the Oak Hill Ruritan building located at 4607 Oak Hill School Rd, Lenoir NC 28645.

 

Is there any cost to attend?

No. All North Carolina charter schools are tuition-free public schools, funded by the state of NC. 

 

Do you need to be a Caldwell County resident to attend?

No. Any student that lives in the state of NC can apply to attend a charter school. There are no district boundaries. Oak Hill Charter School does not and shall not discriminate on the bases of race, color, religion, gender, gender expression, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation or military status in any of it’s activities or operations. 

 

Do you accept students with IEPs?

Yes. We will be able to accommodate all students with IEP,s PEP’s, and 504’s. Oak Hill Charter will have an EC teacher on staff based on the needs of the children that require assistance. 

 

How many students will be in each class?

Kindergarten through 5th grade will be capped at no more than 24 students per class.

Grades 6 through 8 will be capped at no more than 24 students per class.