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Enrollment Process

At Children’s Aid College Prep, students receive a solid academic foundation and have access to a variety of enrichment experiences that challenge them and keep them excited about learning. Deep engagement with parents, teachers and community partners are vital to the success of the school and its students.


What is the Lottery?

The lottery is an admissions process required by New York State law that is held when there are more student applications to a charter school than seats available. The lottery randomly selects from all applicants for admission. Students who are not selected in the lottery will be placed on a waiting list for spaces that may become available in the future.

Is Anyone Given Preference in the Lottery?

Yes. The law requires charter schools to give preference to returning students, siblings of students already enrolled in the school and students who reside in the Community School District in which the charter school is located. CACPCS also gives preferences for students who are English Language Learners, students from households headed by a single parent, from families living below NYS self-sufficiency standards, and from families with current or previous child welfare system involvement. 

How to Apply

The application is available between December and March of every year. Please check back if the application is not available at the time you are searching for it.

How Do I Know If My Child Gets in to CACPCS?

CACPCS will contact the family directly with either a letter or a phone call to let you know if your child has been accepted. You will then be required to contact the school in order to finalize the enrollment.