Enrollment Information

Lottery Information

  • Initial enrollment for students who attend Premier Charter School is established through a lottery system. All applicants must be residents of St. Louis City.
  • Lotteries are held on posted dates for available openings.
  • A student lottery online or paper application must be completed with all applicable information and signed by parent/guardian in order to be entered into the lottery.
  • Children must turn 5 years of age before August 1st to enter the lottery for Kindergarten for the upcoming school year.
  • Applications are available for grades K - 8.
  • All selected applicants will be notified by phone and by selected method via text and/or email. Notifiation by mail will be sent if unable to reach using any other methods. Selected applicants must then complete online or fill out enrollment paperwork and upload or present required documents according to deadline in order to complete enrollment.
  • Preference will only be given to families who have siblings currently enrolled.
  • Student applications remain active in the lottery for the school year applied for only. An application is removed from the lottery when the applicable school year lottery closes, if the application is incomplete, the school receives no response after selection from applicant's family by the published deadline, or is officially withdrawn from the lottery by their parent/guardian.

"This institution is an equal opportunity provider."

 

To Apply For The Lottery:

1.     To apply for the lottery you may click "APPLY NOW" on our school website to access the link to create an account and complete the online application. You may also select the direct link to schoolmint online enrollment system: Premier Charter School Online Application. PCS also has paper applications available on site or will mail upon request.  *Submitting application online is preferred.

2.     The parent/guardian may submit applications online, by mail, fax or come to the school to complete lottery application for their child(ren). No documents other than the one page application are required at this time in order to be placed in the lottery.

3.     All online applications and paper applications are placed in the online schoolmint enrollment system and are reviewed for lottery eligibility.

Lottery Process:

1.     Grade level lotteries occur on posted dates if there are spaces available in a specified grade(s).

2.     Applications of siblings of enrolled students are given priority.

3.     All eligible applicant names (for each specific grade level) are entered in the schoolmint lottery database and a computerized blind lottery is run as needed to select students.

4.     Once students are selected families are contacted via phone and text and/or email to communicate results and information on the enrollment process. Students not selected will receive via their selected method of text/email that they have been placed in the pool for the next lottery when/if any additional spaces open. Families may at anytime logon to their schoolmint account to view and track communications and lottery status.

**Important - When a child is selected through the lottery, and offered a space, it does not mean that their siblings are also offered spaces.  It does mean that their siblings go on a waiting list (separate from the lottery list) and are offered the first available spaces.

 

To Complete The Registration Process After Applicant Is Accepted:

1.     The parent is given a registration deadline.  By that date/time, they must have completed all enrollment forms and submitted required documents online or if paper registration documents were requested, submit in person all completed enrollment paperwork.  Dates will be posted for all selected applicants families to come in and pickup paperwork, ask questions and tour if desired. If unable to come on posted date, families may setup alternate times to pickup paperwork or request it be mailed.  *Online Registration is preferred method, but families still encouraged to join enrollment events.

2.     The registration papers are forwarded to the Registrar who reviews the information and signs off on the packet when it is filled out completely.

        Registration required documents are:

  • Registration Packet
  • Two Proofs of St. Louis City Residency (i.e. current utility bills, mortgage /lease papers and/or driver's license/etc.)
  • Official Proof of Age - Legal Birth Certificate/Court filed guardianship/DFS foster child assignment paperwork/Passport/Greencard/I-94/Baptismal Birth Certificate/Doctor's Certificate/etc.
  • Immunization Records or Exemption Card

**Note that the above official/original documents may be uploaded via schoolmint for registration or may be brought to the school to be copied.

        Registration Packet:

  • Student Registration Forms
  • Emergency Contact Form
  • Authorization for release of school records
  • Authorization for release of Special Education Records (if applicable)
  • Application for Free/Reduced Meals
  • Missouri Safe Schools Act Form
  • Premier Charter School's Absentee Policy Form
  • Copy of most recent report card/Gifted Testing/IEP/Evaluation/504 (if applicable)

3.     The assigned teacher will contact the parent/guardian to schedule a conference and setup the student's start date.

**A child may not begin school until the admission process is complete, the teacher conference is held and an official start date has been determined.