Tuition-Free Public Charter School in Wilmington, NC

American Leadership Academy Coastal's Open Enrollment period was November 15, 2021 through January 5, 2022. A lottery was conducted and livestreamed on January 13, 2022. All results were sent within 5 business days. Please access the Application Portal to check waitlist status.

Application Portal

American Leadership Academy Coastal will be a PreK-9 school for the 2022-2023 school year. Be sure to apply, students will be enrolled based on capacity.

Apply Now for the 2022-2023 School Year

To apply for Pre-K, please follow the link below. 

Pre-K enrollment


ALA Coastal is a tuition-free public school. All families who reside in North Carolina are invited to apply. Please note kindergarten students must be 5 years old on or before August 31 to apply.

How do I apply for enrollment for my child at ALA Coastal?

  • To apply for enrollment, the parent or legal guardian must complete an application.
  • You will be notified once your student is offered a seat. Your enrollment will be confirmed upon completion of the enrollment packet. Please contact our registrar at districtregistrar@alacoastal.org if you have any questions regarding your enrollment packet. If your packet is not returned by the provided deadline, your seat will be forfeited.
  • Once capacity is reached, new applicants will be placed on a waitlist. 


If applications exceed our capacity, enrollment will be determined by an annual lottery at the close of open enrollment. The lottery date will be posted and publicly available. Results of the lottery will be communicated by email or mail after the lottery is complete. All other applicants will be placed on the waitlist.