2019-2020 Enrollment Application
The open enrollment period for the 2019-2020 school year is now open!
Open enrollment runs from November 1, 2018 through 11:59 pm EST on Friday, February 10, 2019. If we receive more applications than there are spaces available during the open enrollment period, we will hold a public lottery on Tuesday, February 12, 2019. The results of the lottery will be posted on the website within 5 business days. Students whose applications are submitted after February 10, 2019, will not be included in the lottery, but will be placed on the wait list after the lottery is completed. Please see our Admissions Policy for detailed information on how the lottery and enrollment will work.
Parent Information Sessions and Tours
If you would like to learn more about the Bradford Preparatory School, we have several parent information sessions and tours scheduled over the next few months. Please take a minute to sign up for one of those here:
We have two different enrollment applications during the open enrollment period.
Read on for information regarding the differences between the individual and family applications. If you have any questions about the enrollment options or the lottery process, please feel free to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org prior to enrolling.
1. Submit One Application for Each Child:
Under this option, you would complete one application for each student in your household. Each student will be assigned his or her own unique application number and will be entered into the lottery separately. If you choose this option, your children will be pulled individually during the lottery. If at least one of your children is admitted for the first year and they enroll at the school, the siblings of the enrolled child will be eligible for sibling enrollment priority for the subsequent school year. (Please note: If you have multiple birth siblings, they must be submitted on the same application, as law requires us to admit all multiple birth siblings if one is admitted during the lottery.)
The Pros and Cons of Applying Separately:
Pros: If you have more than one student, more applications are entered in total, and will allow subsequent siblings to be eligible for sibling priority the following school year. Statistically speaking, there is a greater chance that at least one student gets drawn and enrolled.
Cons: As each student has a separate application, the results of one student's application do not impact the status of the subsequent remaining sibling applications. There is a higher likelihood that your children may be split up the first year.
2. Submit the Family Application:
The second option for application during the open enrollment period is to complete one application for all of the siblings residing in your household. With this option, siblings (half siblings, step siblings and foster children fall into this category) residing in the same household will be entered into the lottery together under one application number. When your application is pulled during the lottery, all of the children you have entered on the application will be placed on the grade level lists at the same time. If there is still space in their respective grades, they will be admitted. If there isn't, they will be placed on their respective grade level wait lists at that time. For example, if you have three children in grades 1, 4 and 6, and you choose this option by submitting just one application for all of them, the following scenarios are possible:
- The family's application is pulled while there are still spots remaining in the 1st, 4th and 6th grades. All of the students on the application will be admitted.
- The family's application is pulled while there are still spots remaining in the 4th and 6th grades but not in the 1st grade. The 4th and 6th graders will be admitted and the 1st grader will be placed on the wait list at that time.
- The family's application is pulled while there are still spots remaining in the 1st and 6th grades but not in the 4th grade. The 1st and 6th graders would be admitted and the 4th grader will be placed on the wait list at that time.
- The family's application is pulled after all of the spots have been filled in the 1st, 4th and 6th grades. The 1st, 4th and 6th graders will all be placed on their respective grade level wait lists at that time.
Please Note: As students are pulled from the wait list during the spring and summer, siblings will not be pulled with them as they will have already been placed on the wait list.
The Pros and Cons of Applying as a Family:
Pros: If one sibling application is drawn, all other sibling applications will be pulled at the same time. There is a better chance of keeping the children together.
Cons: Only one application per family is entered into the lottery. Statistically speaking, there is less chance your application will be drawn with only one application being submitted.
The lottery is completely random and will be done for the whole school at one time after the sibling lottery is complete. It does not matter whether you submit your application on November 1st or on January 27th. If the application arrives during the open enrollment period, it will be placed in the lottery. After you submit your enrollment application, you will receive a confirmation email with your application number. Please retain that confirmation email for reference during the enrollment process as your application number will allow you to look up your lottery results in February.
Siblings of Current Bradford Students:
Charter School legislation allows us to offer sibling priority during the lottery. If you currently have a student at Bradford Prep, please submit the sibling application for any siblings you are applying for:
Please see our Enrollment FAQ for additional information or responses to specific questions you might have. If you still are unsure about which application to fill out or how the lottery will work, please email us at email@example.com prior to completing an application.
If you are unable to fill out the application online or do not have an email address please call us at 704-549-0080 and we will send you a paper copy of the application. All applications, whether online or on paper, must be received no later than 11:59 pm EST on February 10, 2019, to be considered for our lottery (if necessary). Please consider the enrollment deadline when requesting paper copies of the student application.