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 set-asides.

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BCSC's 2020-2021 Charter School Lottery

Applications for K-6 for the 2020-2021 school year are being accepted now. In order for your child to be included in the TBCSC lottery, you must submit a 2020-2021 Lottery Application Form by April 1, 2020. Legal parents or guardians may complete the online common charter school application. 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 BCSC Office.

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 7, 2020, 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.

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