The deadline for applications for the 2013 – 2014 school year was April 1st. We would like to thank everyone who has applied. All applications received after April 1st will be placed on the waitlist after the lottery. As a reminder our lottery will be held on Friday, April 12, 2013 at 6:00pm.
We appreciate your interest in applying for admission to Staten Island Community Charter School for your child. Following are some background on our school, details on eligibility and the admissions lottery, and links to the SICCS application in English- and Spanish-language versions.
The application process opens on January 2, 2013. To be entered in the SICCS lottery, your application needs to be received by 11:59 p.m. on Thursday, April 1. The SICCS lottery will be held on April 12 at 6:00 p.m.
Please drop off completed applications at the school office between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. or mail it to the SICCS office at 309 St. Paul’s Avenue, Staten Island, N. Y. 10304-2217.
If you prefer, you may fill out your application at the SICCS office (hours above), or call the Operations Manager at 347-857-6981 to have an application mailed to your home.
Staten Island Community Charter School (SICCS), Staten Island’s first K-8 public charter school, opened on September 13, 2010, with 100 students enrolled in three kindergarten classes and one first-grade class. In accordance with the SICCS charter, we plan to add two classes each year until we reach full enrollment as a K-8 school, with 450 students. Currently, we are accepting applications up to grade 4 for the 2013-2014 lottery.
How student applications are chosen
SICCS chooses student applications through an impartial lottery process in accordance with the New York State Charter Schools Act. Students on the SICCS wait-list will be assigned seats as vacancies occur. If your child has been accepted for admission through the lottery process, you will be informed at the lottery and by mail.
Any child eligible to attend a New York City public school may apply for a seat at our school. Please note that SICCS gives preference to applications from children living in Community School District 31 (Staten Island).
All seats for kindergarten, first, second, third-grade classes for the 2012-13 academic year are filled, with a long waiting list of applicants for seats that may become available during the school year. If you’re a parent of an age-eligible child and would like to add his or her name to the waiting list, you’re welcome to do so. Applications for the 2013-14 school year will be accepted starting in January, 2013.
To be eligible to apply for the 2013-14 school year, your child must have been born in 2008 for kindergarten, in 2007 for first grade, in 2006 for second grade, in 2005 for third grade, and 2004 for fourth grade.
For more information
Please call the SICCS Operations Manager at 347-857-6981.