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How do I apply to Jackson Day School?

Jackson Day School (JDS) is tuition-free Charter School. For further detailed information on the application and admission process, click this link.

  • Families must complete a lottery application to be considered for admission.

  • The link to the Lottery Application will be posted on JDS's website in November and the lottery process will be run during March.

  • Our preferred application method is through the online system.  How you choose to apply - online or on paper - paper submission does not have any impact on your chances for admission.  Applications must be complete and received on time. 

  • The school office is located at 1209 Little Rock Road Charlotte NC, 28214 and available to accept written applications from 9am - 2pm, Monday-Friday in the new school front office. 


Who is eligible to apply to Jackson Day School?

  • JDS admits students without regard to disability, race, creed, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, or ancestry.

  • Applicant's parents/guardians must be residents of North Carolina. 

  • JDS may refuse admission to any student who has been expelled or suspended from a public school, under North Carolina General Statute (G.S. 115C-218.45) until the period of suspension or expulsion has expired.

  • JDS reserves the right to refuse admission to any student that has not met the academic requirements for the grade level they have applied to enter.

  • Applicants entering Kindergarten must be five years old by August 31, 2022. 


How does admission process and the lottery work?

  • For detailed information on the lottery application and admission process, click this link.


Do I have to come to the lottery?

  • No. JDS will hold a public lottery, and you are welcome to attend. However, we will post the lottery results (the lottery ID numbers of those accepted and waitlisted) on our website.  Any in-person attendance will be based on Covid-19 guidelines.

Do siblings get admission priority?

  • If space allows, siblings will be admitted.  In the event a class is full, the sibling(s) will be placed on the waitlist behind other siblings.  The sibling waitlist will receive priority over the non-sibling wait list. 


What if I am applying for twins or multiples?

  • State law allows one lottery number per family surname to be entered into the lottery for twins and multiple birth siblings. If that number is drawn, all multiple birth siblings of that surname will be admitted.


May we schedule a tour of the school?

  • Due to the community interest in JDS and our priority to maintain an environment conducive to learning, we cannot schedule private tours.  Following the open enrollment period, we will hold an open house to give families the opportunity to visit the school, meet the staff, and learn more about JDS.  Open House dates will be posted at a later date. We have attached a slideshow containing the most commonly asked questions on school tours for parents to review.  All schedules and attendance numbers will be based on Covid-19 guidelines.

Is there a volunteer requirement for parents?

  • We appreciate that many of our families choose to volunteer their time and energy to help support JDS. Since JDS and other charter schools do not receive capital funding from the state or county, we rely on a great deal of help from our families.  We hold a number of community events throughout the school year and to make these possible, we ask that each family volunteer two hours each month. 


Do you follow the Charlotte Mecklenburg school schedule?

  • Our calendar is established internally and is different from the CMS schedule.  The 2022-2023 preliminary school calendar will be posted at a later time.

Do you have child care for before and after school?

  • Early Beginnings CDC will provide before school (6:30a - 8a), after school (3p - 6:00p), out-of-school camp (teachers workdays and some holidays), and summer camp to JDS families.  This is a separate process and more information can be obtained once successfully enrolled.

How do I get my child to school?

  • JDS will offer bus transportation with community stops. The community bus stops will be determined after the open enrollment period and will be based on student enrollment.   There is a quarterly cost based on ridership.  Their is limited space for each route.

  • Your child can be dropped off at school between 7:45a and 8:00am.  The child must be in their classroom seat by 8a.

Is there a cost to attend JDS?

  • JDS is a tuition-free, public charter school. 

Mountain Island Day Community Charter 1209 Little Rock Road Charlotte NC 28214   PH: 704-391-5516