• (919) 682-5903
  • 311 Dowd Street, Durham, NC 27701
  • Mon – Fri 7:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.



Through our innovative academics, our entrepreneurship training, our financial literacy course and our interdisciplinary arts education, the GSA community is committed to giving at-risk Durham youth the skills they need to make a positive impact in their own lives and the greater world at large. We invite you to visit us and see how our team of teachers and staff can help serve your child’s educational and personal needs.



At GSA we enroll any eligible student under North Carolina Charter Law, with legal residence in the state of North Carolina, and who submits a timely application, unless the number of applicants exceeds the capacity of a program, class, or grade level. Global Scholars Academy is a lottery-based school - We employ a lottery (random selection process) that gives all applicants an equal chance of being admitted if more students apply for admission to the school than can be admitted.  Once the slots have been filled students will be placed on the waiting list and entered into the school in that order if a slot becomes available.

If you are curious to know more about the GSA community, please come see for yourself; visit our beautiful Durham campus; talk with Admissions personnel; tour our campus.

Once a child is enrolled at GSA, there is no need to re-apply each year. GSA does not require an admissions test, however student that are admitted will be required to take several diagnostic assessments to determine students academic level.

Application Requirements:

  • Completed Application
  • Student Records

The application window for the 2017-2018 school year has closed. However, there are a few open spots in some grades. Feel free to reach out to us on availability for this upcoming year.

The lottery application window for the 2018-2019 school year will be January 8-March 16. Applications may be filled out online or in person. Our lottery will be held at the end of April. Apply online or contact the school for an application.

We encourage all parents who want to apply, to come and tour the school, meet our staff, and see what the GSA experience is all about.