Enrollment

It is the intention of the school to reflect the community it serves. Applications are accepted from any family residing in the Chester Upland School District or surrounding districts in PA.

Applying for the 2021/22 School Year

Applications for the current school year are no longer being accepted. If seats become available, students on the existing waiting list will be contacted.

Applying for the 2022/23 School Year

Applications for the 2022/23 school year will be accepted from February 1 - February 28 and will be processed through our school lottery. (Application link will be available here on February 1st). The lottery is a random drawing process which assigns each applicant a place on the waiting list and will be conducted on March 4, 2022.  

Applications received after February 28th will be considered only after the waiting list, generated by the lottery, has been exhausted.

Completing the application DOES NOT guarantee admission.

Click HERE to apply for 2022/23

 

 

Anti-Discrimination Policy

The Chester Charter Scholars Academy does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, sex, color, religion or any other classification protected by law in the administration of its education and admission policies.

 

Grade Placement Instructions for 2022/23

Final grade placement will not be confirmed until an official school transcript or report card is received and reviewed. Please be advised that if any false or misleading information is provided your child’s offer for enrollment may be revoked. Applicants for all grade levels must satisfy the placement requirements indicated below.

Incoming Kindergarteners

Children entering kindergarten who reside in the Chester Upland School District must be 5 years old on or before September 1st. Students who reside in other districts must be 5 years old on or before the date required for kindergarten by their school district.

All incoming kindergarteners must attend CCSA's six week summer program (lunch and transportation from Chester-Upland area are provided). Parents of enrolled kindergarteners MUST attend parent workshops at CCSA this summer (dates TBD).

Incoming Grades 1–8

Upon acceptance, students in grades 1-8 must provide a final report card from the 2021/2022 school year demonstrating promotion.

Incoming High School Students

Those entering grades 9-12 should apply to the appropriate grade in progression. Applicants must have fulfilled the following credit requirements:

Students entering 9th Grade must have a report card demonstrating promotion from 8th grade.

Students entering 10th Grade must have at least 7 credits, including 1 year of Math, Science, English, and History.

Students entering 11th Grade must have at least 14 credits, including 2 years of Math, Science, English, History and 1 year of world language.

Students entering 12th Grade must have at least 21 credits, including 3 years of Math, Science, English, History and 2 years of world language.

Enrollment Guidelines for the 2022/23 Academic Year

Re-Enrollment

 January 21 - 31, 2022

Currently enrolled students will maintain their seat for 2022/23 by completing the Re-enrollment form. To re-enroll, access the form through the Focus parent portal. You will need to use the information sent to you in the re-enrollment email notification. This process is for current students only.

For assistance with the online process, view the CCSA Re-enrollment Tutorial video.

 

Open Enrollment

 February 1 - 28, 2022

Siblings of current CCSA students (residing in the same household) and new families are welcome to complete an application for the 2022/23 and will be included in the lottery process. Siblings will take preference.

Click HERE to apply.

Lottery

March 4, 2022

The lottery is a random drawing process which assigns each applicant a place on the waiting list. Our student information system will electronically assign a number to each student in the pool of applicants. Parents will be notified via email if a seat is available. Please note: Seats in grades 1 - 12 will not open until the completion of the 2021/22 school year.

Applications received after February 28th will be considered only after the waiting list, generated by the lottery, has been exhausted.

 

Lottery Information