Unifying Enrollment Across the US

Cities across the country are taking steps to “unify” their enrollment system by streamlining the application and lottery processes for families. The map below highlights cities which have either implemented a “common application” for public charter schools in their city, or a full “unified enrollment” system. Click on a city to pull up quick facts about their system, and to link directly to their website.

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COMMON APPLICATION

A standard application that allows families to apply to multiple charter schools within a city. All schools participating in the process share a common timeline and application.

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UNIFIED ENROLLMENT

A transparent matching process to allocate public school seats (both charter and district) to students through a single application and lottery process for all participating schools.

Oakland Common Application

City, State Oakland, CA
Launch year 2016
School Type Charter Only
Number of Participating Schools 37
Website

Kansas City Common Application

City, State Kansas City, MO
Launch year 2016
School Type Charter Only
Number of Participating Schools 8
Website

Boston Common Application

City, State Boston, MA
Launch year 2016
School Type Charter Only
Number of Participating Schools 16
Website

St. Louis Common Application

City, State St. Louis, MO
Launch year 2015
School Type Charter only
Number of Participating Schools 17
Website

Philadelphia Charter School Common Application

City, State Philadelphia, PA
School Type Charter only
Number of Participating Schools 65
Website

NYC Common Online Charter School Application

City, State New York City, NY
Launch year 2012
School Type Charter only
Number of Participating Schools approx. 160
Website

Newark Enrolls

City, State Newark, NJ
Launch year 2013
Governance District
Number of Students approx. 43,000
Number of Participating Schools approx. 70
Website

New Orleans OneApp

City, State New Orleans, LA
Launch year 2012
Governance Recovery School District
Number of Students approx. 44,000
Number of Participating Schools approx. 130
Website

My School DC

City, State Washington, DC
Launch year 2013
Governance City Government
Number of Students approx. 80,000
Number of Participating Schools approx. 200
Website

Enroll Detroit

City, State Detroit, MI
Launch year 2016
School Type Charter and private
Number of Participating Schools 40
Website

Denver SchoolChoice

City, State Denver, CO
Launch year 2012
Governance District
Number of Students approx. 91,000
Number of Participating Schools approx. 200
Website

Camden Enrollment

City, State Camden, NJ
Launch year 2016
Governance District
Number of Students approx. 8,400
Number of Participating Schools 38
Website
 

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