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 the area.


Open Enrollment for 2021/22

‘Intent to Enroll’ forms for the 2021/22 school are now being accepted for the waiting list. Forms that were submitted by the March 2 deadline were entered into the enrollment lottery for available seats. Completing the form DOES NOT guarantee your child’s admission or enrollment.

The ‘Intent to Enroll’ form can be completed online, or a paper copy can be picked up at the front desk.

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.

Once a Seat is Offered

Available seats will be extended to students according to the order determined by the lottery process.

Once a seat is offered for the 2021/22 school year, a Full Application must be completed and submitted within 7 days, along with supporting documents. These must be submitted at the Chester Charter Scholars Academy so that the original birth certificate can be verified by a CCSA staff member.

Grade Placement Instructions for 2021/22

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 must be 5 years old on or before September 1st. Parents of enrolled Kindergarteners MUST attend 2-3 workshops this summer.

Incoming Grades 1–8

Those entering Grades 1–8 should apply to, and will be placed in, the appropriate grade in progression. The final report card for the 2020/2021 year must demonstrate that the student was promoted.


Incoming High Schoolers

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

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

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

Students entering the 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 2021/22 Academic Year


Last Week in January

The re-enrollment period is for the school year starting the following September.

Already enrolled students will keep their seats provided they submit a re-enrollment form. Siblings who reside with currently enrolled CCSA students may also be enrolled at this time.

If there are seats available, siblings residing with currently enrolled CCSA students will receive preference in the enrollment process.

Open Enrollment

The Month of February

Children not currently enrolled at CCSA apply for enrollment at this time. Formerly enrolled students who failed to re-enroll during the re-enrollment period also apply at this time, and participate in the “open” enrollment process.

At the end of the “open” enrollment period, if there are sufficient seats for all applicants to attend, they will be automatically enrolled and registered to attend CCSA for the following academic year.


March 12, public event

If there are more eligible applicants than there are available seats in a particular grade, the school will conduct a manual lottery for that grade to determine who will be entitled to register.

Applicants who are not successful at the lottery are placed on the Waiting List.

Only applications completed and received by the “open” enrollment deadline are eligible to participate in the lottery. Applications that are received after the deadline will be considered only after the Waiting List, generated by the lottery, has been exhausted. Late applications are then accepted on a “first-come, first-serve” basis.

Lottery Information