2019-20 Charter School Deadlines

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Are you still looking for a charter school for your child for the 2019-20 school year? Some schools are still accepting applications. View the full list of schools and their deadlines below.

Apply Philly Charter

Over 70 charter schools participate in Apply Philly Charter, the online common application system for Philadelphia charter schools. The deadline to apply to charter schools on Apply Philly Charter was January 28, 2019. For applicants who applied by the deadline, schools will be communicating lottery results to applicants by the end of the day on Tuesday, February 19, 2019.

Though the deadline has passed, if you are interested in applying to an Apply Philly Charter school, you can still apply by submitting a post-deadline application on applyphillycharter.org. Your student will be automatically placed on a wait-list and you will be contacted by the school directly if a seat becomes available.

CHARTER SCHOOL
APPLICATION DEADLINE
LOTTERY DATE

Schools still accepting applications.

Discovery Charter School
Application deadline is March 31, 2019.
Lottery is held April 15, 2019.

Harambee Institute of Science and Technology Charter School
Application deadline is April 4, 2019.
Lottery is held April 11, 2019.

Imhotep Institute Charter High School
Application deadline is February 21, 2019.

Independence Charter School (ICS)
Application deadline is March 1, 2019.
Lottery is held March 19, 2019.

Inquiry Charter School
Application deadline is March 10, 2019.

Keystone Academy Charter School
Application deadline is February 28, 2019.

The Mathematics, Civics, and Sciences Charter School of Philadelphia, Inc.
Application deadline is May 20, 2019.
Lottery is held May 28, 2019.

Preparatory Charter School of Mathematics, Science, Technology, and Careers
Application deadline is March 1, 2019.
Lottery is held March 25, 2019.

Sankofa Freedom Academy Charter School
Application deadline is April 1, 2019.
Lottery is held on April 1, 2019.

Southwest Leadership Academy Charter School
Application deadline is March 16, 2019.
Lottery is held on March 26, 2019.

West Oak Lane Charter School
Application deadline is April 3, 2019.
Lottery is held on April 24, 2019 for Kindergarten students only.

West Philadelphia Achievement Charter Elementary School
Application deadline is May 1, 2019.
Lottery is held on May 8, 2019.

YouthBuild Philadelphia Charter School
Application deadline is July 31, 2019.
Note: YouthBuild is an alternative school for former dropouts age 18-24. Contact the school for more information.

Schools with deadlines that have passed.

Charter High School for Architecture & Design
Application deadline is January 14, 2019.
Lottery is held January 16, 2019.

Christopher Columbus Charter School (North & South Campuses)
Application deadline is February 15, 2019.

Community Academy of Philadelphia, CAP
Application deadline is January 30, 2019.
Lottery is held February 13, 2019

Eastern University Academy Charter School
Application deadline is January 31, 2019.
Lottery is held February 2, 2019.

Esperanza Academy Charter Elementary School
Application deadline is November 21, 2018.
Lottery is held December 10, 2018.

Esperanza Academy Charter High School
Application deadline is November 21, 2018.
Lottery is held December 10, 2018.

Esperanza Academy Charter Middle School
Application deadline is November 21, 2018.
Lottery is held December 10, 2018.

Folk Arts - Cultural Treasures Charter School
Application deadline is February 8, 2019.
Lottery is held February 22, 2019.

Franklin Towne Charter Elementary School
Application deadline is November 30, 2018.
Lottery is held in January.

Franklin Towne Charter High School
Application deadline is November 26, 2018. 
Lottery is held in January.

Independence Charter School - West
Application deadline is February 1, 2019.
Lottery is held March 1, 2019.

Maritime Academy Charter School (Elementary & Middle School Campus)
Application deadline is February 15, 2019.
Lottery is held February 20, 2019.

Maritime Academy Charter School (High School Campus)
Application deadline is February 15, 2019.
Lottery is held February 20, 2019.

New Foundations Charter School: High School Campus
Application deadline is February 1, 2019.
Lottery is held February 20, 2019.

New Foundations Charter School: K-8 Campus
Application deadline is February 1, 2019.
Lottery is held February 20, 2019.

Philadelphia Academy Charter School (ES)
Application deadline is January 1, 2019.

Philadelphia Academy Charter School (HS)
Application deadline is January 1, 2019.

The Philadelphia Charter School for the Arts & Sciences
Contact the school directly for the application deadline.

Philadelphia Electrical & Technology Charter High School
Application deadline is January 31, 2019.
Lottery is held February 1, 2019.

Philadelphia Montessori Charter School
Application deadline is January 31, 2019.
Lottery is held February 28, 2019.

Philadelphia Performing Arts: String Theory Charter School (East & West Campuses)
Application deadline is February 1, 2019.
Lottery is held February 6, 2019.

Philadelphia Performing Arts: String Theory Charter School (Vine Street Campus)
Application deadline is February 1, 2019.
Lottery is held February 6, 2019.

 

Want to know more?

Public charter schools have their own applications and enrollment practices. Read these articles to learn how to apply to charter elementary/middle schools and charter high schools.

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