The Learning Center! is a tuition free public school. We do not limit admission to students on the basis of intellectual ability, measures of achievement or aptitude, athletic ability, disability, race, creed, gender, national origin, religion or ancestry. Any student eligible to attend a public school in North Carolina is eligible to attend a charter school in North Carolina


In the event that the number of applicants exceeds the number of openings, admission will be determined by means of a lottery and a wait list will be created. The lottery, containing applications received by April 5 will be held on the second Tuesday in April unless that date is during spring break, in which case the lottery will be held the third Tuesday of April.

TLC! Admission

Policies & Procedures




We are pre-registering for the 2021-2022 school year from now until April 2, 2021.

Any new families wishing to enroll with The Learning Center should click below to fill out an application. Families can also call the school at 828.835.7240 to inquire about the school, classes, or for any other inquiries.

Click HERE for applications for the 2021-2022 school year.


An Intent to Return form is distributed to all parents of currently enrolled students in February of each year. A completed and returned form guarantees the student’s admission the following year. Siblings listed on the intent form will be given enrollment priority in the upcoming school year. 


A parent who designates that the currently enrolled student will not return the following year relinquishes the student’s right to a guaranteed slot. If, at a later date, the student wishes to reenroll in the school, he/she must follow the procedures for new students.