Admissions Overview & Waitlist

Q. How do I apply for admission for the upcoming school year?
A. Open Enrollment for the 2024-25 school year is available from December 1, 2023 to March 1, 2024.  
  1. Elevate is a public charter school with no tuition fees.  Admissions for the upcoming school year are determined by public lottery.  Submit an online lottery application for each student via SchoolMint during the Open Enrollment period (December 1 - March 1 each year). Applications received after the Open Enrollment deadline will be placed on a waiting list after all students who applied before the deadline.

  2. We highly recommend that at least one parent/guardian attend an Informational Meeting led by our Executive Director.  These meetings provide the opportunity for parents to hear an overview of Elevate's academic and enrichment programs, discover expectations for students and families, and ask questions regarding program or admissions. Meetings and campus tours typically take place in January and February.

  3. An electronic, third-party lottery will take place in March to determine offers of admission and waitlist positions. After the lottery is completed, results will be made available online via the parent/guardian's SchoolMint account

  4. If and when admission has been offered to a student, a parent/guardian will complete Registration forms online via Aeries Online Enrollment. If assistance is needed with this, parents/guardians may attend a Registration Help Session.
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SB 75 prohibits charters from discouraging any pupil from seeking to enroll, or encouraging existing pupil to dis-enroll for any reason including academic underperformance, EL status, socioeconomics, disability, foster status, homelessness, race or ethnicity, gender identity or sexual orientation.  This applies even when a parent or student merely seeks information about the school (e.g., attends informational meeting or picks up enrollment materials), applies for enrollment, and when actually enrolled. Complaint notice and procedures can be found here.