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Enrollment Process

West Virginia Academy is a public state-funded charter school and so any student that resides in WV may attend for free once admitted. 

Preston Campus Pilot Program: Families interested in attending the Preston Campus for grades Pre-K to 2nd starting this August should complete the student application below and select the grade level that includes "WVA Preston Campus" in the name.  Otherwise, grade level selections are for the main Suncrest/Morgantown campus. Families that are already enrolled at the Suncrest Campus that wish to change to the Preston Campus should email Kelly Booth at and include "Campus Transfer Request" in the subject line. Families will typically receive a confirmation within 5-7 business days of applying and/or submitting a request to transfer to the other campus.  

Each year, admissions and enrollments are conducted based on a priority system where available space is offered in the following order:

1. Continuing and Transfers Students: Students currently attending (including mid-year transfer students) that complete the registration for next year by the priority deadline of February 10, 2023 are guaranteed a space for the 2023-2024 academic year. So the best way for any prospective student to achieve admission to West Virginia Academy is to act before the priority deadline by: (i) completing a new student application to be admitted this school year as a mid-year transfer student and then (ii) completing the registration for the following school year. 

2. Timely Applicants: Prospective students for next year who complete a new student application by the priority deadline of February 10, 2023 are admitted based on available remaining space and, if the total applications for any grade level exceed the available space, then a lottery is held on February 15th to randomly select students for admission and wait-list any students who are not admitted.

3. Transfers After Deadline: Students who complete a new student application to transfer to West Virginia Academy after the priority deadline of February 10, 2023 are enrolled only if space is available in their grade level for the following year taking continuing students and admitted applicants for the following year into account (the last day to transfer is April 7th, 2023). 
4. Applications After the Deadline: Prospective students who apply after the priority deadline for the 2023-2024 academic year as well as continuing students who failed to register by the deadline are then admitted in the order each application is received. If the grade level for the applicant is full then the student is wait-listed, again in the order the application is received. Notice of admission and enrollment is provided starting in mid-April and admissions are conducted on a rolling basis going into the academic year.  

Completing Registration and Enrollment: Upon the completion of an application and being offered admission, in order to complete registration and enrollment, parents must submit the required documentation and pay the field trip fee for the school year ($30 per student). Additional information is provided in regards to these required forms and fees at the time of admission. 

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