How To Enroll

Formal recruitment of incoming students begins during January. The Albany
Community Charter School will advertise open registration through the local media
and by handing out pamphlets in the community. These advertisements announce that
applications are being accepted for the upcoming school year, grades the school serves,
when open houses are being held, the application deadline and the lottery date, time
and location.

Interested families may submit applications beginning in Mid-January until
approximately March 15. If the number of applicants to the charter school exceeds
capacity, a random selection process conducted by an individual unaffiliated with the
school will be used to assign spaces as described below. This lottery, if necessary, will
be held annually during the latter half of March, to allow for student transportation
requests to be made to their district of residence by April 1. After the March lottery
deadline, students will be accepted on a first come first serve basis.

Admission preference shall be granted to applicants in the following manner

  • First preference will be given to returning students, who will automatically be assigned a space within the school.
  • Second preference will be given to siblings of students already enrolled in the charter school. For definition purposes, “siblings” are two or more children that are related either by birth by means of the same father or mother or by legal adoption.
  • Third preference for admission is for students who reside within the Albany City
    School District.
  • Any remaining slots shall be available to applicants residing outside the district
    of location.