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Success Academy Charter School Application
Success Academy Charter Schools are free public schools open to New York State residents – there is no cost to submit an application or attend one of our schools.
We are no longer accepting applications for the 2020-2021 school year. The application for the 2021-2022 school year will be available here by mid-October.
Las Escuelas Charter de Success Academy son escuelas públicas gratuitas abiertas a los residentes del estado de Nueva York: no hay ningún costo para enviar una solicitud o asistir a una de nuestras escuelas.
Ya no aceptamos solicitudes para el año escolar 2020-2021. La solicitud para el año escolar 2021-2022 estará disponible aquí a mediados de octubre.
4The Random Lottery
Determine if Your Child is Eligible
To apply your child must be:
Five years old by December 31, 2021 to qualify for Kindergarten.
Grade-eligible (having successfully completed a full year in the immediately preceding grade) to apply for 1st – 4th grade.
The Success Academy schools below are accepting applications for the following grades next school year:
Kindergarten: All schools
1st Grade: All schools
2nd Grade: All schools
3rd Grade: All schools
4th Grade: All schools
Gather Required Information
In order to complete the application you will need to provide:
The phone number, email, and address of the applicant’s parent or legal guardian (with whom the child resides)
All adults’ relationship to the applicant
The applicant’s name, gender, and birthdate
The applicant’s entering/apply grade for the 2021-22 school year
The name of the applicant’s current school (if he or she is currently enrolled in a school)
The name(s) of the applicant’s sibling(s) who are enrolled in or applying to Success Academy
The Success Academy school(s) to which you are applying
You may apply to any or all of the schools in our network that your child is eligible for (see Eligibility). We encourage you to apply to the school(s) closest to your home or most convenient for school drop off and pick up.
Complete The Application
Submitting your application online is the easiest way to apply to a Success Academy school for your child. If you apply online, you can submit an application for all siblings in one session. You may also log in to your account later and make changes to your contact information, add schools, add other adults or apply for additional children. Online applicants receive a confirmation email once an application has been submitted.
The Random Lottery
All eligible applications submitted are automatically entered into our Lottery – no further step is needed. The Success Academy lottery will be conducted in early April. Attendance is not mandatory, as results will not be distributed that day.
The lottery is completely random with select preferences built-in.
Lottery preferences are provided for:
Siblings of current or accepted Success Academy students
Children of Success Academy employees
Applicants who reside within the Community School District (CSD) of an applied school
English Language Learners*
*English Language Learners will receive a weighted preference in the lottery
Applicants who apply by April 1st will receive notification of their lottery results by mail in mid-April. Any applications submitted after April 1st will be processed via waitlist pull. Waitlist pull acceptances will be relayed to families by telephone and/or email. All results will be accessible online in late April. There are two possible outcomes from the lottery – acceptance or placement on the waitlist.
Acceptance & Enrollment
If you are granted a seat based on your random lottery number, you will receive information about how to enroll your child. You will need to confirm that your child will be joining us in the Fall, as well as complete a few steps to help prepare your child for the first day of school.
If your child is not accepted during the initial lottery (as determined by his or her random lottery number), he or she will be placed on our waitlist. We will provide as much information as possible on the likelihood of your child receiving a seat. Many children are accepted off the waitlist each year. We update the wait list regularly and will notify you if your child becomes accepted. The application is closed in early September.