APPLYING TO BRIDGE PREP
Admissions information for the 2020-2021 school year
Non-Discrimination Statement: As a public charter school, Bridge Prep is open to all New York State students and will not limit the admission of any student on any unlawful basis, including on the basis of ethnicity, disability, race, creed, gender, gender identification, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, ancestry, athletic ability, or intellectual aptitude or achievement. We do not require any action (beyond the submission of a completed application) on the part of potential students or families as a condition of eligibility for enrollment.
Application Deadline and Policy: The application deadline for all students applying for seats in grades 1-3 in the 2020-2021 school year is 11:59 p.m. on April 1, 2020 and any application received after this deadline will be held until after the conclusion of the lottery and will be added to the end of the grade’s respective waitlist in the order in which they were received.
Students will be considered for the grade that is included on their application and any applicant who applies for the wrong grade will be moved to the bottom of the waitlist for the correct grade.
Lottery: In the event that there are more applicants than seats available at each grade, a randomized public admissions lottery will be conducted and will electronically assign spaces as described in the order below. The lottery(s) should they be required will be held on April 6, 2020 at 5:00 p.m. in the da Vinci room at Bridge Prep. All families of students who have applied will be notified about the public lottery but will not be required to attend nor be penalized for non-attendance. Admission preference shall be granted to applicants in the following manner:
(1) Verified siblings of current Bridge Prep students. A verified sibling includes a half-sibling, a step-sibling, and/or a foster sibling who lives in the same household of the child seeking admission or enrollment to Bridge Prep.
(2) Students who reside on Staten Island (NYC CSD 31) with a current IEP that indicates the student has dyslexia, an impairment in reading or difficulties with/an impairment in phonological awareness skills and development.
**In order to be considered for this preference, it must be indicated on the student’s submitted application, and can be done so by answering the application question specific to this preference. If a student receives a seat because of this preference and, at the time of enrollment, it is determined that the child does in fact not qualify for this preference, the student will be placed at the bottom of the respective grades waitlist.
(3) Students residing in CSD 31. A student, with the exception of a student in temporary housing or in foster care, is considered as residing in CSD 31 if the address listed as student’s primary residence on the student’s application is located in CSD 31. If there is conflicting information as to a student’s primary residence, Bridge Prep makes a final determination using its best judgment
(4) Students who are children of full-time Bridge Prep employees (provided that this enrollment does not exceed 15 percent of the entire student population).
(5) Students residing outside of CSD 31.
Seat Offer: If a student has been admitted to Bridge Prep via the lottery, parents or guardians will be notified via email and phone within 48 hours of the completion of the lottery and will have until April 30, 2020 to accept their seat. The notification will include a list of information needed upon enrollment.
Should a family not accept a seat offer by the established deadline, the student will be placed at the bottom of the respective grades waitlist (should one exist) and the seat will then be offered to the next student, in order, from the specific grades waitlist.
Waitlist: Any student who applied and was not selected in the lottery, will be placed on a grade specific waitlist. Should a seat become available at a given grade, Bridge Prep will contact the next family and student from the specific grades waitlist, via email and follow up phone call, to offer them the vacant seat. As a reminder, waitlists do not carry over from year to year.