Although all participating citywide charter schools ran their lotteries for September 2020 in January or February, Renaissance (neighborhood) charter schools are still accepting applications on a rolling basis. If you wish to apply to your neighborhood school, you can still apply for September 2020 by submitting a post-deadline application. Your neighborhood school will contact you directly to discuss enrollment.
All participating schools (except Renaissance charter schools) ran their lotteries for the 2020-21 school year in January or February. If you were offered a seat at a school, you must follow the instructions provided to you by the school to secure your spot. Most schools require that these steps be completed by March 24, 2020, although some may have later deadlines.
If you do not want to attend a school, contact the school to decline your seat offer.
If you applied to a school via Apply Philly Charter and were offered a seat that you have not yet accepted, please reach out to the schools you applied to directly for updated information on how to accept seats and submit enrollment paperwork while schools are closed. Some schools may be adjusting their timelines due to the school closures. When in doubt, please make every effort to abide by the March 24th deadline to secure your seat by following the instructions provided by the school. Please direct general questions to the Apply Philly Charter helpline at 1-800-891-3999.
If you still wish to apply to schools for September 2020, you can submit a current year application. Unless otherwise indicated on the School Selection page of the application, most schools do not currently have open seats for September 2020 and you will be placed on the waitlist. Schools will only contact you if a space becomes available for enrollment.
Ready to apply but still have some questions about the application process or about charter schools? See the Apply Philly Charter FAQ.