2019-2020 LOTTERY WILL BE HELD in February, date and time to be announced soon!
Applications Due no later than January 31, 2019.
Application Period: December 1st, 2018-January 31, 2019
Parent Informational Sessions
JANUARY 2019 dates and times will be announced soon!
Location of parent meetings: Multi-purpose building
**No Pre-registration is required for the meetings and children are welcome to attend!**
Cape Fear Center for Inquiry Lottery Process
During the month of January, CFCI will conduct Parent Education meetings which give parents the opportunity to tour the school, meet the faculty, and learn about our school. Applications for the upcoming school year are distributed at the close of each meeting.
Lottery numbers are assigned to each application, starting with “1” (siblings receive the same number). The deadline for application submission is the last school day in January. If mailed, the application must be postmarked no later than the last school day in January. Our lottery is generally held the third week of February.
All applications, once received, are reviewed by the front office staff for necessary information. The applications are placed alphabetically, by grade, into 3 ring binders and held in the front office. After the application deadline, lottery cards are prepared with the lottery number and grade(s). Typed lists with applicants’ names and lottery numbers are placed in front of each binder. Copies of these lists will be used to record the presence of parents at the lottery. Parents who attend will be given a note or card with their child (ren)’s lottery number. Copies will also be used by the lottery helpers to record whether child is “IN” or the wait list number as numbers are called. One staff member draws the cards out of a box, announces the number and the grade (or grades if there are siblings); usually four staff members are needed to record the results on the lottery lists (2 grades per person). One staff member will mark the large charts which are attached to the back wall of the multi-purpose room. The charts are basically used so that parents in attendance can watch the process. A total of 7 staff members are generally needed: one to sit at the sign-in table for parents as they come in, one to draw numbers, four to record results on lists, and one to mark wall charts. The lottery usually lasts from 9:00 a.m. until approximately 10:00 a.m. After the lottery, applications are rearranged by status in the binders. After the lottery process is complete, parents of all applicants will be contacted via e-mail or phone and notified if their child(ren) got in, or what number they are on the wait list(s).
Admission to the school is based on a lottery system. There will be a random drawing of lottery numbers to establish enrollment and waiting lists. Maximum class size limits of 20 students in each K and 1st grade class, 22 in each 2nd and 3rd grade and 24 in each 4th – 8th grade class will determine the numbers of students allotted for each class. A waiting list will be established using the lottery system whenever capacity is exceeded and the students on the list will be contacted if and when openings occur in the current school year only. The waiting list does not roll over to the following school year. A new application must be completed and turned in to the main school office each school year to be included in the lottery.
The following priorities to the lottery and admissions process are established in accordance with the 1997 amendments to G.S. 115C-238.29 and House Bill 250 (2013).
PRIORITY #1, Currently enrolled students.
PRIORITY #2, Children of fulltime CFCI faculty/staff members. Fulltime faculty/staff that are hired after the lottery may have their children added to the top of the waiting list or administratively enrolled, up to the 20th day of school.
PRIORITY #3, Siblings of currently enrolled students. Siblings are defined as brother or sister, half-brother, half-sister, stepbrother, stepsister or foster child who resides in the same household as the currently enrolled student.
PRIORITY #4, Siblings of students who have completed the highest grade level offered by CFCI and who were enrolled in at least four grade levels offered by CFCI.
PRIORITY #5, Students who were enrolled in CFCI within the two previous school years but left the school to participate in an academic study abroad program or a competitive admission residential program or because of the vocational opportunities of the student’s parent.
DOWNLOAD APPLICATIONS BELOW: YOU CAN TYPE IN THEM TO FILL THEM OUT AND RETURN THEM TO THE FRONT OFFICE, AT ONE OF OUR FOUR LOTTERY MEETINGS, OR SCAN AND EMAIL THEM WITH SIGNATURE TO firstname.lastname@example.org. FOR QUESTIONS, CONTACT 910-362-0000. PLEASE MAKE SURE ALL INFORMATION IS CLEAR AND LEGIBLE.
CFCI Student Application From 2019-2020- PDF
Currently enrolled students at CFCI do not need to re-apply. They will be asked to complete an enrollment form for the coming year during the month of March.
Applications for siblings of currently enrolled students are available online and in the front office and are due no later than January 31, 2019.
Sibling Student Application 2018-2019- Sibling Student Application 2019-20