Thank you for your interest in Langston Charter Middle School.  Langston is a free, public charter school serving students in 6th – 8th grades.  There are no academic requirements for enrollment, but all students are required to complete an application for admission to the school. 
Historically, Langston has always received more applications than there are available openings for the coming year.  As a result, in accordance with South Carolina Charter School law, Langston admits all students through a lottery process.


The deadline to submit the 2022-23 Lottery Application has passed as of 5:00 pm, November 1, 2021.


The link to the 2022-23 Wait List Application can be found HERE


The Wait List Application for the current school year (2021-22) is available from the Registrar upon request.

Lottery Process for 2022-2023 Enrollment

IMPORTANT NOTE:  Due to the ongoing safety concerns related to COVID-19, we have made some necessary adjustments to our enrollment process pertaining to this year only.  Please carefully read the information provided below and contact Celanie Martin, Registrar (cmartin@langstoncharter.org) with any questions.

Step 1:          

Complete and submit the online lottery application. 

  • The application link will be active on this page beginning October 1, 2021 and ending on November 1, 2021 at 5:00 pm. 

  • All applications received by 5:00 pm on November 1 will be included in the enrollment lottery. 

  • Sibling applicants, as defined in the school sibling enrollment policy (see “Sibling Enrollment” on this page), may bypass the lottery, but are required to submit the application by the deadline of November 1 at 5:00 pm. 

Step 2:          

  • There is no meeting requirement this year for participation in the enrollment lottery: however, we will host an hour-long Information Meeting for families interested in learning more about the school.  Topics covered will include our school mission and core values; a description of the school day and academic program; explanation of our single sex model; parent/student expectations; and other pertinent details related to life at Langston.

  • Families may choose to attend one of two scheduled Information Meetings: Saturday, October 9 from 10:00am-11:00am; or Thursday, October 14 from 6:30pm-7:30pm.  Meetings will be held in the school gym, with spacing limited.  Masks are not required, but encouraged.  Students are welcome and encouraged to attend along with their parent(s), since the information presented should be helpful to both in considering possible enrollment.  To view the meetings, click here.


Step 3:          

School tours will be offered during the month of October for students and their parents to view the campus.  This is the only time during the school year when tours will be conducted.  No signup is required, and tours will last approximately 30 minutes.  During the month of October, tours will be conducted on Tuesdays at 8:45am and on Fridays at 12:00pm.  NOTE:  There will be no tour on Tuesday, October 19, due to a scheduled school holiday.

Step 4:          

The 2022-2023 Enrollment Lottery will be held on Tuesday, November 9, 2021 at 5:00 pm.  Results will be posted immediately afterward on the front doors of the school.  Results of the lottery will not be available online.  Those students selected through the lottery will be notified by email the following day.


School tours during the month of October are now completed.  Those students enrolled for the 2022-23 school year will have an additional opportunity to tour the school during the spring semester.

What about younger brothers and sisters?  Do they have to go through the lottery too?

In order to be considered a "sibling applicant" and bypass the enrollment lottery, an applicant must meet certain criteria.