How you can apply for New
York City charter schools There’s a new school
in your neighborhood!
TIMESLEDGER | QNS.16 COM | MARCH 19-MARCH 25, 2021
BY SOFIA VALDES
New York City charter schools are
now accepting applications for the
2021-2022 school year.
One can apply through the NYC
charter schools website to multiple
charter schools in their neighborhood
as well as find available virtual open
house dates and times through the
NYC virtual visits calendar.
The NYC charter schools website
makes it easy for essentially anyone
to navigate, with options to apply in 10
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 will lead
you to a page with a map. Here, you can
see a schools list as well as options to
refine your search by neighborhood,
community school district (CSD), borough
and grade level.
The Parent Info section contains
answers to frequently asked questions
such as “What makes charter schools
different from traditional district
schools?” and “What are the benefits of
enrolling my child in a charter school?”
It also contains tips for applying.
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 the event
closer to the date of by sending you a
To apply, visit 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
Applications must be submitted by
the deadline, midnight on April 1.
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