National School Choice Week

Neuse Charter School Release

This week is National School Choice Week. What is school choice? School choice is the process of allowing every family to choose the K-12 educational options that best fit their children. Every child is unique, and all children learn differently. Some children might succeed at their neighborhood public school, while others might fit in better at a charter, online, private or home learning environment. That’s why school choice is so important!

Every child deserves an effective, challenging, and motivating education. And, because each student has their own unique set of talents, interests, and challenges, having a variety of options in education is crucial. What works well for one child may not work well for another child.

Neuse Charter School in Smithfield is a school of choice, a K-12 public charter school. There is no tuition and no required uniform for students. Enrollment in Neuse Charter School is conducted each year through an enrollment lottery.

Applications for the lottery will be available on the School’s website on Monday, February 1, 2021. Names collected through the application process are drawn at the Enrollment Lottery on March 18, 2021.

Applications MUST be submitted by no later than 12:00 PM on the day before the drawing to be included in the lottery. Availability of seats is based on the number of returning students in each grade level.

Please visit to apply for enrollment and visit for more information about National School Choice Week.