Paterson Charter School for Science and Technology is open to all students from the districts of residence on a space-available basis and does not discriminate in its admission policies on the basis of intellectual or athletic ability, measures of achievement or aptitude, status as a handicapped person, proficiency in the English language, or any other basis which is deemed illegal if used by district boards of education.
In the event that more students apply than space allows, eligible students will be enrolled by a lottery system. A non-biased individual, such as the school’s accountant or attorney, will oversee the lottery in a public forum, the date, time and place to be announced in advance. The lottery will be held by charter school’s local school districts, until the apportioned number of students is drawn. All students’ names will be randomly selected and recorded in sequence. The first names drawn will fill available slots; all other names will be retained in the sequence of the drawing, and placed on a waiting list. In the event that a student withdraws, the next name on the list for the corresponding district will be contacted and offered enrollment. In the event that a student drops out after the academic year begins, the same procedure will apply: the next name on the list will be contacted. As a child’s name is drawn, and the student enrolled, all siblings otherwise eligible for enrollment will be automatically enrolled, assuming availability of a seat in the grade required.
HOW TO APPLY?
When the enrollment period starts for a school year, an online application will appear under the Admission tab. You will need to fill out the application form to apply for enrollment. The second way to apply is to come and visit our school office and apply in person.