MOUNT HOLLY – Mountain Island Charter School, a public charter school near the Mecklenburg/Gaston county line, will hold a meeting for prospective students 6-7 p.m. Nov. 13 at the school, 14516 Lucia Riverbend Hwy.

The school encourages all parents interested in submitting applications on behalf of their children to attend the parents-only meeting.

Applications for the 2013-14 school year will be available through the school’s website,, beginning Nov. 1. Applications must be turned into the school office by Jan. 31 to be included in the school’s lottery, which takes place at 4 p.m. Feb. 12.

The school will also lead parent tours at least once a week beginning Nov. 15. Call the school at 704-827-8840 to sign up.

MICS, in its third year of operation, serves students in kindergarten through 10th grade and doesn’t require fees or tuition. The school plans to add a grade level each year until the 2015-16 school year.