As public schools, New York City charter schools seek to serve and best educate all students, including students whose primary language is not English. Successfully recruiting these English Language Learners (ELLs) depends on much more than the usual outreach and marketing. Charter schools that are successful in recruiting ELL students make a comprehensive commitment to community engagement, student achievement and cultural diversity that is strategically planned and implemented. The following tips are designed to aid in the development of a robust ELL recruitment and education plan
The electronic lottery is a simple and transparent option for conducting your school's annual lottery. This demo video provides you with step-by-step instructions for conducting an electronic lottery as well as many best practices.
Electronic Lottery Demonstration (By Christine Burke, Burke Consults)
Action Items and Steps for Lottery Admissions
What choices are charter schools providing? What are their results? Who are their students? And what is the outlook for charter schools' future? Read the Charter Center's new, data-rich report to find out.
This one-page overview of New York City charter school enrollment lotteries answers frequently asked questions, including: How do the the lotteries work? Are they fair? Is anyone given special preference? And are charter school applicants representative of NYC students?
Here you can find 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 exemplars of student recruitment materials.
The NYC DOE handbook on Pupil Accounting for charter schools.
The Child Assistance Program (CAP) is a computerized data collection system that was developed and implemented as a result of the 1979 Jose P. federal court decision, mandating the New York City Department of Education to develop a data system to track the process students go through when referred for possible special education services. The website is here.
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.