Lottery Enrollment

Our lottery drawing for the 2017-2018 school year was held in March and WEVS is at capacity for the 2017-2018 school year.

We will hold our 2018-2019 lottery drawing on Friday, March 9, 2018 at the Corolla Library at noon. Our lottery is only for new students hoping to fill open positions.

Parents should read our Student/Parent Manual and understand our unique situation, setting, and school and consider planning a visit before entering the lottery. 

You may fill in the following form to be added to our waiting list which we will use through Thanksgiving of this year if any spaces open or may wait to fill it out until after Thanksgiving, 2017 to be added to the lottery list for the 2018-2019 school year. In order to have your child be part of our admissions process,  you must enter his/her information on the form below.

If you are already on our waiting list, we will contact you before March 9 to establish whether you want your child/children to be included in our March drawing.

Any child who is a resident of North Carolina and meets the age requirements is eligible to attend Water’s Edge Village School, which does not discriminate on any basis, including race, ethnicity, national origin, gender, religion, or disability.

WEVS is capped for the 2017-2018 school year at 36 students total K-8th.

If the number of applicants does not exceed our maximum capacity, no lottery will be held, all applicants will be offered a spot, and any additional applicants will be accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis.

If WEVS has openings and the number of applicants exceeds that number, open seats will be granted to students through an impartial lottery drawing. 

If there are any unfilled seats or openings after the lottery drawing (either because students whose names are called in the lottery decline the seats or because current students who committed to returning have a change of plans), those seats will be filled by the remaining names from the lottery roster in the order they were called on the day of the lottery and then with names added after the lottery, in order the names were provided to us.

In the event of a lottery,

·     An impartial person (usually our Corolla librarian) drawing names will blindly choose every name card, one at a time, from a container and shall read it aloud. We will record the names in the exact order drawn.  All names of all registered students shall be pulled and noted in the order in which they were read.

  • Four drawings will be held if some applicants are siblings of currently enrolled students. Children of teachers are exempt from the lottery.

    • 1st drawing: Names of siblings of current students will be entered into a first lottery drawing. Names will be drawn until there are no more names in the container or until all seats are filled.

    • 2nd drawing:  Students in the K-1 learn in the smaller room of our schoolhouse. There is a maximum of 8 k-1 students total for that room. These names are drawn next.

    • 3rd drawing – Grades 2-7

    • 4th drawing - 8th grade

  • Siblings applying together will have their names on one sheet of paper, placed in the drawing container of the younger student.  

  • The official lists of all applicants/sibling groups in the drawing(s) will be open to inspection by the applicants for a 30-minute period prior to the scheduled drawing.
  •  Parents/guardians who are not present at the drawing will be notified whether or not their child has been given a spot. 
  •  Parents must commit or decline within 7 calendar days of notification, whether or not a lottery is held.
  • In the event that a parent declines a spot, that spot will be offered to the next child on the appropriate list (sibling, then K-1, etc) and his or her parents/guardians will be contacted. This procedure will continue until there are no remaining openings. If a spot opens in the final week before the start of the school year, anyone on the waiting list must accept within 24 hours of being offered a spot or the open space will be offered to the next individual on the waiting list.
  • Once the school year commences, WEVS may opt to cap enrollment at the level on the first day of school if the Board determines that keeping enrollment open would result in material disruption to WEVS.

If you have any questions regarding these procedures, please don’t hesitate to contact us at 252-455-9449 or at

 Thanks again for your interest and we look forward to hearing from you!

Sincerely, The Water’s Edge Village School Staff and Corolla Education Foundation Board

If you have any questions regarding these procedures, please don’t hesitate to contact us at 252-455-9449 or at

Thanks again for your interest and we look forward to hearing from you!


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Confirm NC residency of student. (Click box below and also submit via email/fax/USPS one of following: copy of deed or most recent mortgage payment, copy of lease agreement, utility bill dated within last 30 days, vehicle or property tax dated within past year, or bank of CC statement with C address dated within the past 60 days)
WEVS can only enroll children who are NC residents
IMPORTANT - please check your email to confirm your application.