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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:

October 15th -  Dress Down Day (

October 21st– Kindergarten vision testing

October 25th  -  End of 1st Quarter

October 27th  -  Report cards go home!

October 28th– Book Character Day. 
Dress up as your favorite Book Character!

October 29th– DRESS DOWN DAY—
Earnings will be given to our PTO!

November 4th– Picture Make-Up Day

Board Meeting Updates:

Thursday, September 23rd at 7pm

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."