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at Lakeside Charter Academy  

Lakeside Charter Academy, in partnership with parents, will cultivate engaged learners through scholarship, leadership, and citizenship.

LCA is a tuition free public charter school located
in Cornelius, NC serving grades K-8.


Challenging, comprehensive academic programs that are differentiated for a large range of competencies and develop the young mind beyond the limits of traditional, testing based  education .


Unique leadership curriculum designed to develop confident, capable students that understand responsibility is a part of leadership.


Community service, civics instruction, focus on student responsibility; produces students who are future leaders and productive members of our community.

Important Dates:

November 19th– Read–A–Thon Ends!
November 23rd– Noon Dismissal
November 24th-26th– Closed for Thanksgiving Holiday
November 29th-Dec. 10th– Winter Donation Drive
December 3rd– Progress Reports go home!
December 6th-10th– Book Fair!
Check out our home page for the link! 
December 17th-  Noon Dismissal
December 20th-31st– No School/Winter Break


Board Meeting Updates:

Thursday, December 16th at 12pm

Location: Conference Call


Code: 555810


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Lakeside Academy is a loving and caring K-8 school managed with the beliefs of  providing our students with challenging academics through objective achievement standards, driven by a proven curriculum and taught in a safe, nurturing environment empowered by teachers, parents, educators, leaders, and community members who believe that the education of our children requires true community involvement.

As best expressed by Mr. Dave Machado, Director of the Department of Public Instruction, Office of Charter Schools;

"I compliment and express my enthusiasm that there is a strong demand for high quality charter schools like Lakeside Charter Academy. I’m personally committed along with the staff at the Office of Charter Schools to support Lakeside Charter Academy in their continuing effort to provide the families in this area with a challenging and comprehensive academic program that will prepare students for the future, whether it be college and/or career. I congratulate the leadership, the staff, and particularly the students and families for your efforts to make Lakeside Charter Academy the best it can be."