Charter school application 101
What you need to enroll your child in a great facility
BY SOFIA VALDES
New York City charter schools are
now accepting applications for the
2022-23 school year.
One can apply through the NYC
Charter Schools website, nyccharterschools.
schoolmint.net, to multiple
charter schools in their neighborhood
as well as fi nd available virtual
open house dates and times through
the NYC virtual visits calendar.
NYC’s charter school’s website
makes it easy for essentially anyone
to navigate, with options to apply in
10 different languages.
If you scroll down slightly on the
home page, you will see four different
options: Find a school, apply, parent
info, and virtual school.
The Find a School section, schools.
nyccharterschools.org, will lead you
to a page with a map. Here, you can
see a schools list as well as options to
refi ne your search by neighborhood,
community school district (CSD),
borough, and grade level.
The Parent Info section contains
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answers to frequently asked questions
such as “What makes charter
schools different from traditional
district schools?” and “What are the
benefi ts of enrolling my child in a
charter school?” It also contains tips
The Virtual Schools section will
open up to a calendar containing
the dates and times in which you
can visit any school of your interest.
They have dates available all the way
up to April.
If you click a school, a page will
pop up that shows you what grade
levels the school contains, where the
school is located, what time the virtual
event will be held, and a Zoom
link you can use to join the meeting.
There is also an option to add this
event to your calendar, which will remind
you of it closer to the date of by
sending you a notifi cation.
Now to apply, you can visit nyccharterschools.
which will take you to the login page
where you can then create an account
to start the application process.
Once you create an account, the
online application form will ask you
to create your profile in three steps.
The first step will ask you for parent/
guardian information such as
your address, relationship to student,
etc. The second step will ask
you information regarding the student
such as their name, date of
birth, etc. The final step asks you to
choose preferred schools, fill out an
application, and confirm said application.
Applications must be submitted
by the midnight, April 1 deadline.
You may log in after you have
completed your application to make
changes to your family profile if
needed or add school selections.
Some charter schools may continue
to accept applications after April 1.
In that case, a parent or guardian is
advised to contact schools directly
in order to find exact dates.
If there are more student applications
than there are seats available
at a given school, charter schools
are required to hold lotteries to randomly
select students for admission.
Those students who aren’t selected
in the lottery process will be put on
the school’s waitlist and may be chosen
for admission if a seat becomes
available in the future.
Each charter school runs their
own lottery and enrollment process.
Families should expect to hear back
from schools after the application
New York City charter
schools are now
for the 2022-23 school
must be submitted by
the midnight, April 1
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