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If I enroll at Success Academy, do I have to go through the lottery with my child every year?

April 14, 2022 Jamie

No. Once your child enrolls at Success Academy, they are guaranteed a seat through grade 12. Please keep in mind that while all scholars are entitled to re-enroll each school year, if a student or their family is failing to meet the requirements of their school (for example, accumulating excessive unexcused absences or regularly showing... Read more

Will all of my children be accepted?

April 14, 2022 Jamie

We give siblings a preference during our lottery and waitlist pulls. If your child has an enrolled or newly accepted sibling at a Success Academy location, they will receive a sibling preference for that school only (provided the school offers your child’s grade). A sibling can only gain acceptance if there is an available seat.... Read more

How and when will I know if my child has been accepted?

April 14, 2022 Jamie

After families receive lottery results (mid-April) we conduct waitlist pulls every three to four weeks, and more often as we get closer to the first day of school. If your child becomes accepted, it will be reflected on your application dashboard, and we will notify you immediately via email or a phone call. Read more

What do the results mean?

April 14, 2022 Jamie

ACCEPTED STATUS Having an accepted status in one of the schools in your application means that your child has a seat at a Success Academy elementary location. In the case of multiple acceptances, a seat is held only at the location with the highest ranking on your application. Please see the Accepted Family section to... Read more

What preferences are given in the lottery and waitlist pulls?

April 14, 2022 Jamie

Sibling preference is given to applicants whose siblings currently attend or have been accepted to a Success Academy school. This preference applies only to the specific SA location the sibling(s) attend. An applicant with a sibling at an SA middle or high school will receive a preference at the SA location attended by their sibling(s). ... Read more

How does the lottery work?

April 14, 2022 Jamie

After the lottery is held in early April, results are shared with families through email and the application dashboard in mid-April.  There are two outcomes in the lottery: acceptance or placement on the waitlist. In the months following the lottery, waitlisted families may gain acceptance to SA locations via waitlist pulls. These results will be... Read more

What is the lottery?

April 14, 2022 Jamie

Anyone who resides in New York State is allowed to apply to a public charter school. State law requires that when the number of applicants exceeds the number of open seats, public charter schools must hold a lottery to determine which applicants will receive seats. The lottery is held in early April each year and... Read more