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Lakeside Charter Academy is a tuition-free public charter school for K-8th grade in Cornelius, NC. 

Why Choose Lakeside?

  • 1:1 Technology in 3rd-8th grade

  • Small class sizes

  • Family atmosphere

  • Bus transportation

  • Strong academics including Math in Focus and CKLA

  • Many after-school clubs and activities

  • On-site before and after school care

  • Dedicated and caring teachers

  • Diverse students and staff 

New in 2024-25: Lakeside is expanding to add high school, beginning with 9th grade in fall 2024. Grow with us!

Complete our quick info form and we will get in touch and share more information about Lakeside Charter Academy.

Info Request Form

What grades are you interested in?

Cultivating engaged learners through Scholarship, Leadership, and Citizenship


We teach Core Knowledge Curriculum in Science, Social Studies, Language Arts, Music, and more.


Kindergarteners start their school experience in a safe, family-oriented, and joyful learning environment.


Fun after-school programs and field trips are some of the reasons our kids love coming to school each day.

What do parents say about Lakeside?

The communication between parents and teachers/staff is amazing. Every Sunday we receive an email from our kid’s teacher outlining topics that will be reviewed that week, activities, and testing/quizzes. I always know what’s going on, every step of the way.

The genuine family environment at the school between teachers, students, and parents. Lakeside is more than academics... we do life together. Other schools can feel overwhelmingly big and real connections can be hard to find. We've found a 2nd family at Lakeside and as a mom, that makes my heart very happy!

Open enrollment for 2024-25 begins November 1. Schedule a personal tour with our Principal and see what makes Lakeside different!

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