Is my child eligible?

Students are admitted through a lottery which is held each spring for the following school year. The deadline for this year’s lottery is 11:59pm on March 17, 2021. The lottery will take place on March 19, 2021.

Applications received after the lottery deadline will be added to our waitlist. We are still accepting applications for the 2020-2021 school year in addition to the 2021-2022 school year.

We also do summer screenings to ensure proper grade placement for entering students.

Email us with any lottery questions.



Applicant must:

be five years of age by
August 31, 2021

admitted thru lottery
before deadline


Grades 1-7

Applicant must:

complete a full school year in the
immediately preceding grade

admitted thru lottery
before deadline

What you
need at


What happens
after I apply?

Visit SchoolMint to view the status of your application or to submit a new application for another student.

Please note all applications submitted after 12 PM on Friday, March 27, 2020 will be placed on our waitlist.

Please check to make sure your contact information is accurate in SchoolMint to avoid notification delays.

There is no cost to submit an application or attend one of our schools. PAVE Southeast Raleigh is a free public school open to North Carolina residents.



First priority will be given to siblings of returning students. “Siblings” means two or more children that are related by having the same father and/or mother, through biology or legal adoption.


Second priority will be given to applicants who are the children of current PAVE SE faculty and staff.

Have questions about the enrollment process?

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