Inspired Teaching Admission Policy & Lottery

During the 2018-19 school year, the Inspired Teaching Demonstration Public Charter School will serve students in preschool (3 year olds) through 8th Grade.

The Inspired Teaching Public Charter school is a free public school to eligible District of Columbia residents. The Inspired Teaching Demonstration School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, familial status, family responsibilities, political affiliation, source of income, or disability in admission or access to, or treatment or employment in, its programs and activities.

Pursuant to the District of Columbia Reform Act of 1995 (sec. 38-1802.06), enrollment at the Inspired Teaching Demonstration Public Charter School is open to all District of Columbia residents.  If space is available, non-residents who pay tuition at the rates established by DC Public Schools may be admitted.

In order to enter the preschool program, students must celebrate their third birthday by September 30, 2018.  Students entering Pre-Kindergarten must celebrate their fourth birthday by September 30, 2018.  Student to enter kindergarten, students must celebrate their fifth birthday by September 30, 2018.

By law, all DC Public Charter Schools must hold an enrollment lottery if the number of applications received on or before the deadline exceeds the number of available spaces. The Inspired Teaching School is participating in the common application and lottery. Applications must be submitted through the website: www.myschooldc.org. Only applicants who have submitted applications by the My School DC deadline are eligible to participate.

Inspired Teaching School Enrollment Preference

Enrollment preference will be given to Founders and school staff. This includes members of the Founding Group, the Founding Board and salaried staff.

Enrollment preference is provided for siblings of currently enrolled students.  Applicants who share one or more parents or legal guardians are considered siblings for this purpose.  Siblings must complete an application and specifically identify sibling already attending Inspired Teaching School on their application to receive preference.

Waitlist preference is provided for siblings of students who are admitted through the lottery.  Preference is given to siblings who remain on the waitlist through the lottery process, but whose sibling has enrolled in the school.

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