North Carolina Virtual School Eligibility Requirements

You must meet specific state and program requirements to attend North Carolina Connections Academy (NCCA). Student eligibility requirements are determined by North Carolina state laws. Before enrolling, review the following eligibility requirements carefully to determine whether your student(s) is eligible to participate in NCCA for grades K–11.

Note:North Carolina Connections Academy does not accept students who are currently expelled from their local school or district. Students who are currently suspended from their local school or district will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis to enroll.

Grade Limitations

To participate in NCCA, students must:

  • Be able to perform at grades K–11 in a North Carolina public school curriculum.

Prior Public Schooling Requirements

All students who have previously attended public school, private school, or homeschool are eligible to enroll.

Age Limitations

  • Kindergarten: Any student enrolling in kindergarten must be five (5) years old on or before August 31 in the school year in which they are enrolling.
  • Maximum Age: Any general education student who turns twenty-one (21) years old on or before September 1 will not be eligible to enroll. Any special education student who turns twenty-two (22) years old on or before September 1 will not be eligible to enroll.

Required Documents

A copy of the student's official birth certificate must be provided to verify age eligibility. To avoid unnecessary delays, provide a copy of the birth certificate along with your enrollment documents.

Geographical Limitations

You must reside within the state of North Carolina and provide acceptable proof of residency to be eligible for enrollment.

Required Documents

A copy of one of the following documents must be provided to verify your legal residence. If you do not have any of these documents, please contact the enrollment team to discuss acceptable alternatives.

  • Gas, electric, or water bill from the last 60 days that includes your name and service address
  • Mortgage statement from the last 60 days or annual lease agreement
  • Property tax statement
  • Driver’s license or state issued ID

Immunizations

All students in NCCA must provide evidence of their immunizations on either a state of North Carolina official immunization form, immunization booklet with all doses stamped or signed, an official school record, or health provider/Health Department printout. These forms must be stamped or signed by a health care provider.

North Carolina allows for medical or religious exemptions. Medical exemptions must be on the state form. Parents seeking exemption from immunizations for religious reasons must request a vaccine exemption affidavit form via a secure online request form from the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, Immunization Branch.

Required Documents

See the North Carolina School Immunization Requirements


Other Documentation

You may need to provide additional documentation if any of the following circumstances apply:

  • Custody order: If your legal guardianship is determined by a court order, please submit a copy of the order.

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