Democracy Prep schools are schools of choice. It is our privilege to educate all scholars regardless of identity, socioeconomic status, religion, citizenship, previous academic record, disability, and intellectual ability. Continue reading to learn how to join the Democracy Prep Family!

Application Region

NEW YORK, NY

 

Democracy Prep Public Schools NYC is comprised of 12 high-performing college preparatory K-12 schools across East Harlem, Central Harlem, and the Bronx. We offer specialized programming and are committed to educating our highest need scholars who have IEP/ 504 plans and/or identify as English Language Learners. Our scholars graduate with an Advanced Regents diploma, a higher-level, more rigorous level of diploma that we have seen correlates with higher levels of college persistence. The exams specific to the Advanced Regents Diploma are some of the most rigorous exams that New York state offers, including Common Core Algebra 2, Korean LOTE, and Physics. At most NY schools, only the highest-achieving students take these exams, whereas at our high schools, we expect all of our students to take these exams, and the proficiency rates are still impressively high.

Democracy Prep New York Lottery

Democracy Prep New York Charter Schools held the lottery for the selection of new students in a remote meeting open to the public by phone and video conference on April 8th, 2020 at 2:00 pm., local time. A recording and transcript are now available.

Click here to view the recording. | Click here to view the transcript.

ZOOM Meeting: ID 675 765 911 | Password: 2bS1gt‬‬

Please note that many students are called from our waiting list on an ongoing basis.

We currently have seats available in K, 1, & 6th grades apply now for a seat offer for the current school year! We are also accepting applications for the following school year 2021-22!

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Frequently Asked Questions

What are the application requirements?

To apply the parent/ guardian must be a resident of New York State. The scholar should be between the ages of 5-18 by December of the applying year. Please only apply once per scholar additional applications will be canceled.

How does the lottery work?

We are thrilled that so many families have shown interest in coming to Democracy Prep. Because we have so many interested applicants the admission process required by New York State law states that a lottery must be held if there are more student applications to a charter school than seats available. When a family applies for a seat at Democracy Prep Public Schools their applications get submitted into our applicant pool and lottery randomly draws from all applicants for admission. Your scholar’s application applies to all the schools in NYC for which we have the grade available. Please note that if you have a preferred location please do not cancel an undesired location application until after the lottery has occurred.

Does your lottery offer preferences?

We have two different preferences.
Sibling Preference is given to the sibling of a current/ newly admitted scholar who lives in the same household and/or shares the same legal guardian. This preference does not guarantee that the applying sibling will be offered a seat. The sibling must still apply for a seat at Democracy Prep.
District Preference is for students who reside in the Community School District in which the charter school is located. Our schools are located within Districts 4, 5, and 9.

How is the waitlist managed?

After the lottery is held scholars not initially drawn from the lottery are placed on the waitlist. When a seat becomes available at a school a family will be called in the order of the school’s waitlist. Our waitlist is based on the same preference criteria as our lottery. Our waitlist is constantly moving as families make the decision to admit their scholar into our schools, the siblings of newly admitted scholars advance within the waitlist. Not to mention, families can apply at any point during the enrollment season. If your scholar is not selected from the waitlist, unfortunately, the application does not “roll over” and you would have to reapply for the following school year.

Questions

Please email EnrollNY@DemocracyPrep.org, call 347-640-3777, or sign up for Enrollment updates below!

LAS VEGAS, NV

 

In 2017, Democracy Prep Public Schools received authorization to expand its highly successful education model into Clark County, Nevada. Democracy Prep entered into a partnership with the Andre Agassi College Prep Academy and has transformed the existing school into Democracy Prep at the Agassi Campus, also known as DPAC! Fusing a rigorous instructional program with a full array of arts and athletics offerings, DPAC aims to be the highest performing public school choice for families in Las Vegas. In just two years, DPAC Middle School became one of the only 5-star middle schools in the West Last Vegas area. Our community has more than 1,700 children and DPAC is the only 5-star option in a 5-mile radius. Not to mention, 100% of our graduating seniors are accepted to a four-year college of their choice. Click the link to learn more about DPAC!

We are still accepting applications for the 2021-2022 school year !

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Note: Applications after the deadline (March 2,2020)  will still be accepted and automatically placed on our waiting list. 

Please note that many students are called from our waiting list on an ongoing basis. Click to apply now! 

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the application requirements?

To apply the parent/ guardian must be a resident of the state of Nevada. The scholar should be between the ages of 5-18 by December of the applying year. Please only apply once per scholar additional applications will be canceled.

How does the lottery work?

We are thrilled that so many families have shown interest in coming to Democracy Prep. Because we have so many interested applicants the admission process required by charter law states that a lottery must be held if there are more student applications to a charter school than seats available.  When a family applies for a seat at Democracy Prep Public Schools their application gets submitted into our applicant pool and lottery randomly draws from all applicants for admission. 

Does your lottery offer preferences? 

 These state-approved guidelines establish the following enrollment priorities and allowances (listed in order of priority):

  1. Applicants with siblings* attending DPAC during the 2020-2021 school year DPAC
  2. Applicants economically disadvantaged living within or living beyond a two-mile radius of DPAC
  3. Applicants living within a two-mile radius of DPAC
  4. Applicants who are a child of a DPAC employee or board member
  5. All remaining applicants

How is the waitlist managed?

After the lottery is held scholars not initially drawn from the lottery are placed on the waitlist.  When a seat becomes available at a school a family will be called in the order of the school’s waitlist. Our waitlist is based on the same preference criteria as our lottery. Our waitlist is constantly moving as families make the decision to admit their scholar into our schools, the siblings of newly admitted scholars advance within the waitlist. Not to mention, families can apply at any point during the enrollment season.  If your scholar is not selected from the waitlist, unfortunately, the application does not “roll over” and you would have to reapply for the following school year.

Questions?

Email us at EnrollLV@democracyprep.org or call us at 702-316-2410!

SAN ANTONIO, TX

 

P. F. Stewart Elementary is now Democracy Prep at the Stewart Campus (DPSC)! In partnership with the San Antonio Independent School District, DPSC continues to be a neighborhood school. Democracy Prep offers a well-rounded college preparatory program to students in grades K-6, including a dual-language program. Our dynamic and caring team of educators has a record of proven success in increasing student achievement and helping scholars reach their full potential. DPSC and SAISD are working in partnership to ensure that ALL scholars are prepared for success in a college of their choice and a life of active citizenship. Click to learn more about DPSC!

We are still accepting applications for the 2021-2022 school year !

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Questions?

Email us at dpsc_info@democracyprep.org or call us at 210-438-6875!

CAMDEN, NJ

 

Freedom Prep Charter School (FPCS) is a high-performing college preparatory K-12 school located in the heart of Camden. We occupy three levels of a multipurpose building. In high school, our 10th grade scholars have the opportunity to visit Ecuador to complete community service and explore the country’s communities and culture. High school students learn Korean as their foreign language, and then visit South Korea in their junior year. Seniors have the opportunity to visit South Africa, completing additional community services and exploring their rich history and social dynamics. Freedom Prep has successfully counseled every graduating senior into multiple programs and colleges. All of our graduates attract and attend four year colleges including top tier schools like Emory University, Rutgers University, and Rowan University. Not to mention, we’ve started a bilingual program, which aims to ensure English Language Learning scholars are able to be proficient in their courses which supports high school completion. Click the links to learn more about our elementary, middle, and high school!

We are still accepting applications for the 2021-2022 school year!

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Questions?

Email us at EnrollNJ@democracyprep.org or call us at 609-820-6004!

BATON ROUGE, LA

 

Education in Baton Rouge is changing for the better with more choices for all families. More options will mean better results for children. Democracy Prep Baton Rouge (DPBR) is a part of that change. DPBR is part of Democracy Prep Public Schools, a network of high performing charter schools with a proven track record of success in New York where 100% of their graduates go to college. This, combined with a founding team with deep roots in Baton Rouge, has made us a successful school that’s here to stay. Click to learn more about DPBR!

We are still accepting applications for the 2021-2022 school year !

Apply Now!

 

Questions?

Email us at EnrollBR@democracyprep.org or call us at 225-372-2037!