A key step in building your school's lottery process is determining which preferences will be made available for applicants. Preferences provide an advantage to eligible students and can range from geographic boundaries to sibling attendance.read post
Faced with the number and variety of schools available today, parents must make difficult decisions about which is best for their child. To help simplify the decision-making process, more schools around the nation are beginning to unify their enrollment systems by creating a common application or implementing a full unified enrollment system.read post
Want to learn more about designing a standardized timeline for your common application or unified enrollment school system? Check out our blog to read about factors to consider, along with our infographic with sample timelines from other cities.read post
Regardless of countless hours and over $700,000 that went into creating a common enrollment system for schools in Detroit, the movement has been put on hold indefinitely.read news
Boston charter schools have made the transition to a common application. Parents are now able to seamlessly apply their students to multiple schools and are given full transparency in seeing which schools are available to them.read news
Join the NYC Charter School Center and the Missouri Charter Public School Association as they discuss their experience in launching a common application.view webinar
Across the country, there are many examples of cities unifying their enrollment systems. View the map to see cities that have implemented a “common application” or a full “unified enrollment” system, and to learn more about their processes.view map
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