Registration and Admissions
Connect has an admissions process in order to accommodate the high demand for space in the school.
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UDPATE! Lottery Process - Grade 4 2023 entry, dob 2014
Jan 10, 2022 update
If your student was born in 2014, Grade 4 2023 entry, the Lottery Process applies to you. You take action the spring of grade 2, 2022. Lottery entry April-May 2022!
- Your child was born in 2014, and is entering grade 4 in 2023-2024.
- January 2022, when your child is in grade 2, check our school website for sign up details.
- April 15 – May 31, 2022, you will enter the lottery for a waitlist spot.
- June 2022, the lottery draw will be completed, you will be advised your position on the waitlist.
**If your child is born after 2014, same guideline applies, when they enter grade 2, check the school website and follow the lottery process.
LOTTERY IS MOVING TO SPRING 2022! FOR GRADE 4 2023 ENTRY ONLY
Connect Charter School has amended its policy on student admissions. These changes will affect procedures for admission beginning with the 2023-24 school year. Until that time, the existing waitlist placements will be honored and current procedures for student placement according to the wait list will remain in effect. Parents seeking admission for their children in August 2023 and beyond will follow these steps:
› Step 1
On April 15, 2022, the Application link on the Connect Charter School website will be activated and will remain open until May 31, 2022. Parents who wish to have their child added to the list of prospective students for Grade 4 2023 may do so at any time while the link is open.
› Step 2
After the registration link closes, all names of prospective students will be entered into a lottery. The draw will take place June 2022 and all those who were entered will be advised of their placement on the list resulting from the lottery. Note: Siblings of current or former students will be placed at the top of the placement list each year, followed by the offspring of Connect staff. The lottery will determine all subsequent placements.
› Step 3
Parents of prospective students whose names are among the first 200 drawn in the lottery (in addition to siblings and the children of staff) will be invited to an orientation meeting to be held before the end of January 2023. Attendance at this meeting is compulsory in order for a child’s name to remain on the prospective student list. Immediately following the orientation, parents may sign up for a school tour to be scheduled prior to mid- February.
› Step 4
Parents in attendance at the orientation are to submit Admission Documents (including a Student Profile Questionnaire, recent report card, copy of birth certificate, student writing sample) through our Application Link. The Application with documents is due by January 31.
› Step 5
February-March: Applications are reviewed and Placement offers begin. Based on information provided in the Student Profile Questionnaire and Application, school administration may contact parents of students with specific needs to gather further information and determine if their needs can be accommodated at Connect.
› Step 6
April: Registration and fee payment for the following school year opens for approximately 10 days. Once a student is registered, information will be distributed to parents, including the Parent Handbook, Volunteer Information, school calendar, and multi-day field experience schedule.
Waitlisted - Wanting More Information
› Grade 4 entry 2022-2023, birth year 2013 (waitlist is FULL and CLOSED for Grade 4 2022 entry)
What to Expect:
› November of your child’s Grade 3 year: We will contact you by email. You must respond to remain on the waitlist. Send an email address update to [email protected]. If you have not heard from us by December, then please contact the school.
› January before Grade 4: We will email you an invitation to the Parent Information Session held at the end of January. Attendance is mandatory, or communication with the office, to remain on the waitlist. Admission Documents Requirements are outlined in January email. Admission Documents are due by January 31.
› February before Grade 4: Students and parents attend a School Tour the first week of February. Admission Documents are reviewed by administration during February. Parent/administration meetings may be scheduled.
› March before Grade 4: Spots are offered. If offers are refused we continue through the waitlist. All 104 spots are usually filled by March Spring Break. Please ensure your correct email address remains on file, as communication is completed through email.
› April before Grade 4: Registration opens at Connect Charter. You will receive Registration Instructions once you have accepted a spot for your child.
FAQ and Important Information
› We intake 104 students each grade 4 year. There are 4 classes of 26 students in every grade.
› There are currently 400 names on the grade 4 waitlists.
› We move through names and lists fairly quickly to fill spots. In order to be fair to those who applied, if we don’t hear from you, we move on (see note at bottom about keeping contact information up to date).
› Communication is completed through email.
› Make sure the office has a current email address that you check frequently.
› It takes approx 150-250 names to fill 104 spots. It varies every year. We cannot guess or guarantee how a waitlist position will translate to a registration.
› The remaining names on the waitlist are rolled over for grade 5, if the families are interested.
› Your original waitlist number at registration will not decrease through the years after kindergarten. There are rarely removals from the waitlist until we start contacting people in November of their grade 3 year.
› Your original waitlist number at registration may have increased due to our sibling waitlist. We have a sibling waitlist policy to try and keep families together.
› If you accept a spot for your child, their sibling will move to the sibling waitlist of the appropriate grade. Grade 5-9 spots are only available if a student moves away or leaves the program. Siblings are placed on the waitlist in the order of first point of contact for the family.
› Spots may be offered throughout the summer and school year for all grades. If circumstances change and a student withdraws from the program, then we go to the waitlist.
Please ensure your correct email address remains on file, as communication is completed through email. If you have not heard from us by December, then please contact the school office at [email protected] or 403-282-2890.