Williamsburg Charter High School
COURIER LIFE, F 14 EBRUARY 18-24, 2022
What to know about
registering your child in
a NYC charter school
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
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
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 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 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 profi le in three steps.
The fi rst 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 fi -
nal step asks you to choose preferred
schools, fi ll out an application, and
confi rm 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 profi le 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 fi nd
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
Each charter school runs their own
lottery and enrollment process. Families
should expect to hear back from
schools after the application deadline.
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