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.



January 29, 2020

We are so excited to announce that we have two possible information sessions for you to attend! 

Wednesday, January 29th 6pm-7pm

Wednesday, February 12th 6pm-7pm


This is a great opportunity to learn about our school, our curriculum, and a chance to tour our school and see the classrooms! Light snacks and refreshments will be served, and students are welcome to join!  Please do not hesitate to ask any questions!

Call us today to RSVP! 704-896-9500

Board Meeting Updates:

January 23, 2020

Board Meeting will be held on Thursday, January 23rd at 7pm

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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."