How BCSC's Lottery Works
A public charter school lottery determines the order in which
students are granted admission into BCSC. Once all available spaces
are filled, names are drawn to determine the order of the waitlist.
Students will be admitted from the waitlist as spaces become
available in each grade.
Preference is given to siblings of enrolled and admitted students
and to students residing in NYC Community School District 7.
The BCSC has set-aside seats for: 1) Students with
Disabilities/Special Needs and 2) Students that qualify for the
Federal Free/Reduced Lunch Program or receive SNAP/TANF Benefits.
The questions in our lottery application pertaining to these
set-asides are optional; however, we urge you to answer them so
that we may determine your eligibility for these set-aside seats.
Please know that if your child is offered a seat, you will be asked
to provide documentation to demonstrate your eligibility for these
BCSC's 2017-2018 Charter School
In order for your child to be included in the BCSC lottery, you
must submit a 2016-2017 Lottery Application Form by April
1, 2017. Forms will be available on December
1st, 2016. Legal parents or guardians may complete
common charter school application for the BCSC
beginning December 1st 2016. Paper application forms can be
obtained from the BCSC Office. Faxed applications will not
be accepted. All applications submitted after the deadline
are added to the waitlist in the order they are received by the
To apply for kindergarten, a child must turn 5 years old
by December 31st of the enrollment year.
The Bronx Charter School for Children will conduct a
computerized lottery randomization on April 20,
2017, at 2:30 pm, witnessed by an independent auditor. No
names will be announced on this day.
The Bronx Charter School for Children does not discriminate
on the basis of race, national and ethnic origin, religion, sexual
orientation, or disability in the administration of its
educational, admission, scholarship, or employment policies, or any
other programs administered by the School.