NYOS Charter School currently serves grades PreK-12 and uses a lottery based enrollment system for student admission.
In March of every year, NYOS compiles their waiting list for the upcoming school year. Applications for the 2018-2019 lottery are due Monday, March 5th. Applications are shuffled within a student data program, pulled at random for each opening at each grade level, and numbered in the order they are drawn. Each year your student's spot on the waiting list will change. For example, the first year you might be student number twenty-three and then the next year be student number four. Applications must be renewed every two years with updated information; we only hold applications on file for two years then discard them.
We also base our enrollment according to priority for the children of full-time NYOS staff members or the siblings of current NYOS students. For example, if a student has a brother or sister at either one of the NYOS campuses or if a student is the child of a staff member and would like to be admitted to NYOS, their application will receive priority over a new student application. If no siblings/staff children are currently on the waiting list then the next student in line within our waitlist will be notified.
Are you interested in applying to NYOS Charter School? The first step is to submit a student application here:
You will be notified if your student application is either selected in our annual lottery or if your student application will be placed on a waitlist shortly following our lottery.
If you are offered a spot at NYOS Charter School and choose to accept admission, the second step is to register your student.