Running a lottery is a crucial aspect of your school’s enrollment process, but there are numerous ways to approach it. Your school’s lottery process can shape your student body, promote diversity, or support your effort to meet enrollment targets. These resources will guide you through lottery procedures, including: the difference between a set-aside, a priority and a preference; enrollment targets and rules for using preferences and current enrollment best practices.
The Charter Center’s ELL Specialist, Melissa Katz, has laid out best practices to ensure the accuracy of new students’ Home Language Identification Surveys (HLIS). These HLIS are extremely important, as they will help schools determine who qualifies for ELL testing and services.
This guide, originally presented at The New York City Charter School Center in 2012, will provide an overview of best practices in the admissions and enrollment processes.
A presentation from the New York City Charter School Center's Start Right Program on student recruitment and the lottery. Also included as separate documents are templates for Project Planning, Event Planning and Documentation as well as resources for recruiting Special Populations such as ELL and special education students.
New York’s charter school law requires that SED and SUNY set targets for enrolling and retaining students with disabilities, English Language Learners, and students who are eligible for free or reduced lunch at rates that are “comparable” to those of the local school district or city school district. In this white paper, Prof.