Questions & Answers
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Application ProcessLottery & Enrollment InformationSchool Logistics and Information
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When can I apply?
The 2013-2014 Application is Now Available– Click Here to Apply Today!
What age does my child need to be to apply?
Your child must be age-eligible as defined by the New York City Board of Education. For Kindergarten, your child must be 5 by December 31, 2013.
If I applied last year, do I need to apply again this year?
Yes, you will need to apply again. Our applications and waiting list do not "roll over" from year to year.
What grades are available for the 2013-2014 school year?
Our schools are accepting applications for the following grades this year.
- Kindergarten: All schools
- 1st Grade: All schools
- 2nd Grade: Harlem 1-5, Bronx 1-2, Upper West, Bed-Stuy 1-2, Cobble Hill, Williamsburg
- 3rd Grade: Harlem 1-5, Bronx 1-2, Upper West, Bed-Stuy 1, Upper West
Though our schools will serve scholars through 8th grade, we do not accept new applicants for 4th grade and above.
When is the deadline to apply for the 2013-2014 school year?
The deadline to apply is April 1, 2013. If you miss the deadline, you may fill out a waitlist application.
What information do I need to apply?
The application requires basic information about your child and contact information for your family.
Does it cost money to apply or attend the school?
There is no application fee. Success Academy Charter Schools are free public schools open to New York State residents.
Is there a limit to the number of schools to which we can apply?
You may apply to any or all of the schools in our network. We encourage you to apply to the school closest to your home so that it will be convenient for you and family members to drop off and pick up your child.
Can one application count for all siblings?
If you apply online you will only need to fill out one application for all siblings. For the paper application you will need to submit a separate application for each child who is applying.
What if I need to change information on my application?
If you applied online, you can login to your account and make changes to your contact information, add schools and apply for siblings. If you applied with a paper application and you need to make changes to your application, please email the new information to apply@SuccessAcadmies.org. Remember to include your child’s name and date of birth when contacting us.
If I have questions about the application, what is the best way to get answers?
Please email us at apply@SuccessAcademies.org
Lottery & Enrollment Information
How do I get my child into a Success Academy school?
You must first submit an application for each child who is age-eligible. Once you have applied, entry to our schools is done by a fair and random lottery. Preference is given to siblings of Success Academy scholars, English Language Learners and to students who reside in the school's Community School District.
When and where will the lottery take place?
Success Academy will hold its admissions lottery in early April at a Success Academy. Attendance is not required as results will not be distributed that day, but will, as described below, be distributed via mail by mid-April. If you would like more information about the lottery, please contact us.
What are the preferences given to applicants?
Returning students have admissions priority. Lottery preferences are provided for:
- Siblings of current or accepted students
- English Language Learners ("ELLs") (prioritizing ELLs residing within the Community School District ("CSD") of location of the school before ELLs residing outside of the CSD of location of the school)
- Applicants who reside within the CSD of location of the school
Each year, our schools will set aside a percentage of seats for ELLs relatable to the average ELL percentage at traditional public schools in New York City and/or the CSDs in which our schools are located. This year, the ELL set-aside percentage for the schools' admissions lotteries will be 20%. This percentage may vary in future years.
When will I find out if my child is accepted?
Applicants will receive notification of lottery results by mail in mid-April.
When will the waitlist be updated?
The waitlist will be updated throughout the summer and families will be informed as soon as possible if they are accepted off the waitlist. The waitlist will be updated throughout the summer and until or before early fall.
For more information on our lottery process, click here.
School Logistics and Information
What are your school hours?
All of our scholars begin school at 7:45 am. The school day ends at 4pm for our Kindergarteners, 4:30 pm for 1st – 4th graders and 5:30 pm for 5th graders and up.
How long is your school year?
Our school year is longer than traditional public schools. We typically start school in mid-August and continue through the 2nd week in June.
Do you provide transportation to and from your schools?
We do not provide bus service to or from our schools. We do provide a MetroCard to students who are eligible.
Do you have after-school programs?
We don’t provide after school programs at our schools but can provide information to parents about available programs within the community.