How BCSC's Lottery Works
A public charter school lottery determines the order in which
students are granted admission into BCSC. Once all available
spaces are filled, names are drawn to determine the order of the
waitlist. Students will be admitted from the waitlist as
spaces become available in each grade.
Preference is given to siblings of enrolled and admitted students
and to students residing in NYC Community School District 7.
BCSC's 2017-2018 Charter School
In order for your child to be included in the BCSC lottery, you
must submit a 2016-2017 Lottery Application Form by April
1, 2017. Forms will be available on December
1st, 2016. Legal parents or guardians may complete
the online common
charter school application for the BCSC beginning
December 1st 2016. Paper application forms can be obtained
from the BCSC Office. Faxed applications will not be
accepted. All applications submitted after the deadline
are added to the waitlist in the order they are received by the
To apply for kindergarten, a child must turn 5 years old
by December 31st of the enrollment year.
The Bronx Charter School for Children will conduct a
computerized lottery randomization on April 20,
2017, at 2:30 pm, witnessed by an independent auditor. No
names will be announced on this day.
The Bronx Charter School for Children does not discriminate
on the basis of race, national and ethnic origin, religion, sexual
orientation, or disability in the administration of its
educational, admission, scholarship, or employment policies, or any
other programs administered by the School.