Enrollment

Registration

Students entering kindergarten through 2nd grade are welcome at Chester County Family Academy Charter School. While starting in kindergarten is ideal, it is not necessary.

To enroll your child(ren), complete an Enrollment Form (forms are in both English/Español) and send to:

Chester County Family Academy Charter School
530 E. Union Street Suite 2
West Chester, PA 19382
Phone: 610-696-5910
Fax: 610-696-6324

Open Enrollment

The initial or “open” enrollment period is until March 15th of each year. If, on March 16th, there are sufficient seats for all applicants to attend, the applicants will be asked to complete registration paperwork for admission. If there are more eligible applicants than available seats, the school will conduct a manual lottery to determine who will be asked to register. Enrollment decisions are conducted in a timely manner.

Re-Enrollment

The re-enrollment process is conducted for the existing student body for the forthcoming year, beginning on January 1st and ending on February 25th of the same year. In each successive school year, students who were enrolled in the school the previous year will keep their seats in the school until they graduate, provided they submit a re-enrollment form. Students who do not submit a re-enrollment form by the deadline (February 25th) must re-apply during the initial or “open” enrollment period. All aforementioned applicant rules will then be enforced. Enrollment decisions are conducted in a timely manner.

Late Enrollment and Transfer Students

All applications received after the initial or “open” enrollment period will be accepted on a “First-Come, First-Serve” basis, after the waiting list, generated by the lottery, has been exhausted. Students accepted will begin classes with five (5) days of enrollment.

Sibling Enrollment

In accordance with PA Charter School Law, siblings of currently enrolled students get preferential enrollment ahead of non-sibling new enrollees. However, sibling enrollment is not guaranteed, as CCFA must review the returned enrollment materials to ensure completion and then determine space availability. Sibling enrollment is only for prospective students who are siblings of currently enrolled CCFA students. Parents/Guardians need to request enrollment materials for siblings. Enrollment decisions are conducted in a timely manner.

Policy

CCFA’s enrollment policy complies with Pennsylvania State Law Non-Discriminatory Policy. Admission to CCFA is open to all children in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. CCFA is open to all eligible students on a space available basis and will not discriminate in its admissions policies. CCFA’s age requirement of 5 years of age, by September 1st of the year attending Kindergarten, reflects the policy in place in our chartering school district, West Chester Area School District. Students must meet Pennsylvania State Law immunization policies.

Chester County Family Academy does not discriminate in its admission policies or practices on the basis of residency or non-residency, intellectual ability or athletic ability, measures of achievement or aptitude, status as a person with a disability, proficiency in the English language or any other basis that would be illegal if used by a school district. A Home Language Survey will be completed as part of the registration process. If enrollments exceed the spaces available, a lottery is held.

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