Metrolina Regional Scholars Academy

Admissions Process


Any child who has reached the age of 5* on or before August 31, 2018, and meets the eligibility requirements will be considered an applicant for admission to the Scholars Academy for academic year 2018-2019.

Children who score at least three standard deviations above the mean on an IQ test are automatically eligible for our admissions lottery. Our School Based Admissions Team evaluates the applications of students who score between two and three standard deviations (SD) above the mean for possible admission. Every applicant between two and three SD, including siblings and children of staff and Board members, are reviewed. The School Based Admissions Team uses criteria laid out in the charter to determine which applicants will be included in the lottery. All of the information in the application; test scores, nomination forms, and the psychologist's report are all part of the decision.

Applications packets will be available for downloading in September, 2017.

*As a North Carolina public school we are required to follow the procedures and guidelines for early admission (students who will be five after August 31, 2018) as described in state policy. Please contact Karen King:, if you are interested in early admission.


Testing Information:  We will accept any test from September 2016 or later 


Testing should be done by a Licensed Psychologist or Licensed Psychological Associate who has experience completing intellectual assessment.

Tests accepted by Scholars Academy for the purpose of admissions are:

  • The Group Test administered at the Scholars Academy
  • Stanford Binet Intelligence Scale V
  • Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children IV or V (WISC IV or WISC V)
  • Wechsler Preschool and Primary Scale of Intelligence III or IV (WPPSI III or IV)
  • Woodcock Johnson Cognitive Test

A psychologist in your area can be found on either of these websites or through a general internet search.  Scholars Academy does not recommend specific psychologists.

  • Mecklenburg Psychological Association:
  • Psychology Today: