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Lottery Procedures

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Please click here for the Southern Wake Academy 2018-2019 Application.

Steps to assist with the application process:
  1. Create an account with your name (parent/guardian)
  2. Register for the lottery
  3. Register your child
  4. Pick the Lottery Name (grade)
  5. If there are siblings to enter, select “Add Sibling” on left side menu and repeat steps 3 & 4

SWA Application Process 2019-2020

Our online application for the Lottery will be available beginning December 1, 2018 through 12:00 noon on March 28, 2019. The Lottery will be held on Thursday, March 28, 2019. Applications submitted following the Lottery will be placed on the wait-list for the grade to which applied.

Be sure to choose the correct grade your child will enter for the 2019-2020 school year. Grade selections may not be changed once a student has been selected in the lottery or from the wait-list. Only 1 (one) application per student is allowed. Multiple applications for the same student will result in disqualification and removal from the Lottery.

Lotterease Surname Option: The Surname option is based on the Charter School Lottery Laws of North Carolina. By default, the parent setting is set to Accept. If the parent uses the Surname option, then only one application is entered into a school lottery per surname sibling type chosen in the form below. In this case, even though the parent may enter several surname siblings into a lottery, the last application that is submitted will be the primary surname application and it will be the only one visible in the list of applications before a lottery is run. However, the parent will still see all sibling applications in their account. They can change which application is the primary surname application before the lottery is run. When the lottery is run, if the primary surname application is selected for admission, then the secondary surname applications will be given preference in the lottery. (Meaning they will move to the top of the waitlist.) On the other hand, if the primary surname application is waitlisted when the lottery is run, then the secondary surname applications will be placed at the bottom of the waitlist. After the lottery is run, surname siblings have the ranking of the Application Preference Group ‘Applicant Siblings’. If the parent declines the Surname option prior to the running of the lottery, then the surname siblings in that family are entered into the lottery as Single Applicants.


December 4, 2018: 6:30-8:00PM

January 10, 2019: 6:30-8:00PM

March 4, 2019: 6:30-8:00PM

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.

Southern Wake Academy (SWA) admits students without regard to race, sex, disabilities, color, religion, or national or ethnic origin. All students who live in North Carolina are eligible to apply for admission. Families provide transportation for SWA students.  

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