The enrollment application deadline has ended

Our 2017-2018 student lottery will be held on March 6 at 6:00 pm. You may find more answers to some common questions below or by clicking here. Please contact us if you have any further questions.


What are your school hours?
Our school day is 8:00-3:30 Monday – Friday.

How will I know if my child has been accepted?
We will host a public lottery at 6:00 PM on March 6, 2017 at our school. You are welcome to attend, but families in attendance will not receive preference. After the lottery, you will receive a letter in the mail with your admission status or your wait list number if you are not admitted for the 2017-2018 school year.

If I am applying for multiple children and one of them gets in, will all of them be accepted?
No. We treat every application individually. Only siblings of current Maureen Joy students receive preference.

How old must my child be to enroll in Kindergarten?
To apply to kindergarten, students must be 5 years old on or before August 31, 2017. That means the child must be born on or before August 31, 2012.

Do I need to complete a separate application for each of my children?
Yes. Each child needs his/her own application.

Are students provided with transportation to and from school?
Yes, our school provides bus transportation to most locations in Durham County.

Who is eligible to apply?
All students residing in the State of North Carolina are welcome. Maureen Joy Charter School does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, national origin, ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation, mental or physical disability, special needs, English language proficiency, athletic ability, or academic achievement.

Where can I learn more?
You can also follow us twitter @joycharter. Please call the Director of Operations, Adrienne Quick-Wright at (919) 908-1602 for more information.

Get To Know Us.
Maureen Joy Charter School is a tuition-free charter school and is open to the public. Our mission is to provide our scholars with the academic and character skills necessary to succeed in high school, college, and the world beyond. You can learn more about Maureen Joy by visiting our About page.

Keep In Touch.
The best ways to keep up-to-date with enrollment information are to bookmark and re-visit frequently, subscribe to our calendar and follow @joycharter on Twitter.

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