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RI Charter Schools open enrollment now

Rhode Island League of Charter Schools Announces Open Enrollment for 2024-25 School Year
Applications are being accepted for public charter schools across Rhode Island November 14ththrough March 14, 2024

The Rhode Island League of Charter Schools (RILCS) announced that the application period for charter public schools opens today for the 2024-25 school-year.

“Rhode Island public charter schools are pleased to welcome new students to apply for next school year,” said Chiara Deltito-Sharrott, executive director of the Rhode Island League of Charter Schools. “We know one-size public education does not fit all students. A large number of Rhode Island families are seeking the innovative, student-centered learning environments that our charter schools provide.” Charter schools are public schools, free and open to all Rhode Island students. Charters schools are located throughout Rhode Island and provide elementary, middle, and high school options. 

Demand for charter school seats in Rhode Island continues to grow. Last year, over 28,000 families applied for about 2,500 seats last year. Total applications have increased by more than 27% in the last five years and more than doubled since 2014-15.

There are 20 charter public schools, serving over 6,400 students from 34 school districts in Rhode Island.

Rhode Island families can learn more about public charter school options by exploring the family information tool at Families can also set up an account and submit a common application to all eligible charter schools. Information is available in English, Spanish and Portuguese. 
Applications will be accepted through March 14, 2024. Then all charter school will conduct blind lotteries to select students on April 1st

2024-2025 Charter School Enrollment Timeline:  November 14, 2023: SY2024-25 Applications Open via EnrollRIMarch 14, 2024: SY2024-25 Applications Close- Applications are no longer accepted April 1, 2024: Lotteries-Schools hold a blind lottery to determine who is offered a seatAfter lotteries are run at all charter school on April 1st, each school will reach out to families who are receiving offers. Families will have 15 days to accept. April 16, 2024: SY2024-25 Waiting Lists Open- If a student was not selected to the school of their choice, they can apply for the waiting list through their EnrollRI account.

About the Rhode Island League of Charter SchoolsThe Rhode Island League of Charter Schools is an association of 20 charter public schools serving over 6,400 students from 34 communities. Charter schools provide a variety of educational opportunities, diverse school communities, and unique school missions.

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