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Academia Antonia Alonso Charter School [Top]

Apply via the School Choice Application Once accepted, families can complete the registration packet electronically or in-person at the school and submit documentation: birth certificate, proof of address, parent/guardian photo ID, physical and immunization records. The School Choice Application opens November 2, 2020. 302-351-8200 (Ext 139) 4403 Lancaster Pike, #26 Wilmington, DE 19805 Academia Antonia Alonso Charter School Student Registration Information Academia Antonia Alonso School Choice Application As an English and Spanish dual-language school, all forms and communication to families are available in both languages.

Academy of Dover Charter School [Top]

  1. Find your feeder school
  2. Pre-register at feeder school
  3. Apply via the School Choice Application
The School Choice Application opens November 2, 2020. 302-674-0684 104 Saulsbury Road Magnolia, DE 19904 Academy of Dover Charter School School Choice Application English as a Second Language (ESL) program for students to receive services from an ESL teacher every week.

Appoquinimink School District [Top]

Register online. Registration begins November and is ongoing. 302-376-4128 118 South Street Odessa, DE 19730 Appoquinimink School District Registration Information Inquire directly.

Brandywine School District [Top]

  1. Find your feeder school
  2. Collect your required documents.
  3. Register online.
Registration begins November and is ongoing. 302-793-5067 1311 Brandywine Boulevard Wilmington, DE 19809 Brandywine School District Registration Information Interpretation is available for non-English speaking families. Para ayuda en español 302-793-5014.

Caesar Rodney School District [Top]

The registration appointment typically takes 30-60 minutes. During the appointment, the school will make copies of all the documents families bring for registration. While families complete paperwork, all students will be screened using a kindergarten readiness assessment. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Caesar Rodney School District kindergarten registration is online for the 2021-2022 School Year. Registration is open & ongoing. 302-335-5039 11 E. Walnut St Magnolia, DE 19962 George Welch Elementary School Registration Information J.R. McIlvaine Early Childhood Center Registration Information Inquire directly.

Campus Community Charter School [Top]

  1. Lottery held
  2. Based on lottery results, invitation for students to register. (As more positions become available, more students are invited to register)
  3. Students are given 5 working days to return enrollment paperwork.
Lottery held in January and registration starts in February. 302-736-0403 350 Pear Street Dover, DE 19904 Campus Community Charter School Registration Information English as a Second Language (ESL) testing done on a case by case basis. A Spanish-speaking teacher serves as a translator.

Cape Henlopen School District [Top]

Families can call the school directly to set up an appointment. Families can choose from one of three dates to set-up an enrollment appointment. Registration appointments in early February through March; afterwards, ongoing walk-ins. 302-645-6686 1270 Kings Highway Lewes, DE 19958 Cape Henlopen School District Registration Information English as a Second Language (ESL) testing available. Spanish-speaking staff are available to translate for families.

Capital School District [Top]

  1. Find your feeder school
  2. Register online.
Registration begins November and is ongoing. 302-672-1500 198 Commerce Way Dover, DE 19904 Capital School District Registration Information Inquire directly.

Charter School of New Castle [Top]

  1. Find your feeder school
  2. Pre-register at feeder school
  3. Apply via the School Choice Application
The School Choice Application opens November 2, 2020. Contact the Enrollment/Office Manager 170 Lukens Drive, New Castle, DE 19720 Charter School of New Castle School Choice Application Inquire directly.

Christina School District [Top]

Register online. Families may also contact the schools directly to set up appointments. Registration begins November and is ongoing. 302-552-2618 600 North Lombard Street Wilmington, DE 19801 Christina School District Registration Information Inquire directly.

Colonial School District [Top]

Families are encouraged to register online. In-person registration is also available with the school secretary. Students enrolled in CEEP (Colonial’s preschool program) are automatically enrolled in Colonial’s kindergarten. Registration begins November and is ongoing. Carrie Downie E.S. 1201 Delaware Street New Castle, DE 19720 (302) 323-2926Castle Hills E.S. 502 Moores Lane New Castle, DE 19720 (302) 323-2915Eisenberg E.S. 27 Landers Lane New Castle, DE 19720 (302) 429-4074 New Castle E.S. 903 Delaware Street New Castle, DE 19720 (302) 323-2880 Pleasantville E.S. 16 Pleasant Street New Castle, DE 19720 (302) 323-2935 Southern E.S. 795 Cox Neck Road New Castle, DE 19720 (302) 832-6300 Kathleen H. Wilbur E.S. 4050 Wrangle Hill Road Bear, DE 19701 (302) 832-6330 Wilmington Manor E.S. 200 E. Roosevelt Ave New Castle, DE 19720 (302) 323-2901 Colonial School District Feeder Patterns Information Colonial School District Registration Information Inquire directly.

East Side Charter School [Top]

  1. Find your feeder school
  2. Pre-register at feeder school
  3. Apply via the School Choice Application
The School Choice Application opens November 2, 2020. 302-762-5834 3000 Claymont Street Wilmington, DE 19802 East Side Charter School Choice Application Translated forms for families are available.

Edison (Thomas A.) Charter School [Top]

Complete online application 302-778-1101 2200 North Locust Street Wilmington, DE 19802 Edison (Thomas A.) Charter School Registration Application In house English as a Second Language (ESL) program available.

First State Montessori Academy [Top]

  1. Find your feeder school
  2. Pre-register at feeder school.
  3. Apply via the School Choice Application anytime during the Open Enrollment Window (the 1st Monday in November, through the 2nd Wednesday in January, to be included in the lottery). All applications will be considered equally during that time frame.
  4. If there are more students than spaces available, a lottery is conducted and a waitlist is created.
  5. Notification of Invitation Status.
  6. If offered placement, families are required to fill out a certification of intent to enroll form to secure their space.
Registration at feeder school prior to February lottery, or once offered placement (no later than June 1st of enrolling year). 302-576-1500 1000 North French Street Wilmington, DE 19801 First State Montessori Academy School Choice Application English as a Second Language (ESL) testing available.

Indian River School District [Top]

Families can submit registration documents through individual home school registration emails or hand deliver to the child’s homeschool. Documents are fillable and step by step directions can be found on the IRSD website. The registration process begins November and is year-round. Georgetown Elementary GE.reg@irsd.k12.de.usNorth Georgetown Elementary NG.reg@irsd.k12.de.usLong Neck Elementary LN.reg@irsd.k12.de.us Millsboro Elementary EM.reg@irsd.k12.de.us Lord Baltimore Elementary LB.reg@irsd.k12.de.us Phillip Showell Elementary PS.reg@irsd.k12.de.us John M. Clayton Elementary JMC.reg@irsd.k12.de.us Millsboro Middle School MM.reg@irsd.k12.de.us Selbyville Middle School SM.reg@irsd.k12.de.us Georgetown Middle School GM.reg@irsd.k12.de.us Indian River High School IR.reg@irsd.k12.de.us Sussex Central High School SC.reg@irsd.k12.de.us Indian River School District Registration Information Bilingual staff and forms are available. The YouTube video can be subtitled in various languages.

Kuumba Academy Charter School [Top]

  1. Find your feeder school
  2. Pre-register at feeder school
  3. Apply via the School Choice Application
The School Choice Application opens November 2, 2020. 302-660-4750 1200 North French Street Wilmington, DE 19801 Kuumba Academy Charter School Registration Information Kuumba Academy Charter School Choice Application English as a Second Language (ESL) testing available. In house ESL program available.

Lake Forest School District[Top]

Attend kindergarten registration event (approximately 30 minutes) with documentation. Registration events are held in April 2020. 302-284-3020 5423 Killens Pond Road Felton, DE 19943 Lake Forest School District Registration Information Inquire directly.

Las Americas ASPIRA Academy [Top]

  1. Find your feeder school
  2. Pre-register at feeder school
  3. Apply via the School Choice Application

If the applicants exceed the number of spots then a lottery is held

The School Choice Application opens November 2, 2020. 302-292-1463 326 Ruthar Drive Newark, DE 19711 Las Americas ASPIRA Academy School Choice Application English as a Second Language (ESL) testing available. In house ESL program available.

Laurel School District [Top]

Families are encouraged to register online. In-person registration is also available with the school secretary. The registration process begins November and is year-round. 302-875-6130 600 Wilson Street Laurel, DE 19956 Laurel School District Registration Information Inquire directly.

Milford School District [Top]

Complete the Kindergarten Registration packet and either mail, email or pick up/drop off the packet with the school. Select appointment dates starting in March through mid-June. 302-422-1650 Morris Early Childhood Center 8609 Third Street Lincoln, DE 19960 Milford School District Registration Information Translation supports are provided for families registering. In house Spanish Immersion Program available through lottery selection process.

MOT Charter School [Top]

  1. Families must pre-register each incoming student at their assigned Resident School District. Search to find feeder district/school, view the District’s website for specific instructions on how & where to complete pre-registration.
  2. Apply for lottery via the state’s Choice application system. Open Enrollment is between the first Monday of November and the second Wednesday of January each year.
  3. Lottery status notifications are emailed no later than February 29th each year.
  4. Families who are offered enrollment must complete the acceptance steps listed in the enrollment offer email by the state’s announced deadline (typically the third Friday of March each year).
Pre-Registration dates vary – dependent on applicant Resident School District. Lottery applications are submitted between the first Monday of November and the second Wednesday of January each year. Families are asked to contact their Resident School District for specific dates and requirements. MOT Charter School Choice Application Inquire directly.

Newark Charter School [Top]

  1. Find your feeder school
  2. Pre-register at feeder school
  3. Apply via the School Choice Application
The School Choice Application opens November 2, 2020. 302-369-2001 2001 Patriot Way Newark, DE 19711 Newark Charter School Choice Application Inquire directly.

Odyssey Charter School [Top]

Find your feeder school and pre-register at your feeder school.

  1. Pre-register at feeder school
  2. Attend open house (optional) Saturday, November 7th at 1pm. We will host a live Zoom presentation with Q&A for each division. You need to register.
  3. Apply via SchoolChoiceDE.org during open enrollment with a selected preference for Odyssey Charter School
  4. Students meeting Odyssey Charter School requirements (live in State of Delaware, pre-registered in feeder school, and are 5 years old by August 31, 2021) have their applications included in the February 2021 lottery. Notification via email of Invitation Status on or before February 28, 2021 based on lottery rankings.
  5. First round invited applicants have until March 19, 2021 to complete all steps required to accept the invitation. (Required steps communicated via invitation email.)
The School Choice Application opens November 2, 2020. 302-516-8000 x505 4321 Lancaster Pike #23 Wilmington, DE 19805 Odyssey Charter School Choice Application Assistance for Spanish speaking families available with appointment English as a Second Language (ESL) testing available. In house ESL program available.

Providence Creek Academy Charter School [Top]

  1. Parents seeking application for their child to attend a Delaware public school must be a Delaware resident.
  2. A child must be age 5 on or before August 31 of the respective year for application and admission to kindergarten in a Delaware public school (Pursuant to 14 Del.C. § 2702(b))
  3. Any student not currently registered in a public school in the State of Delaware should pre-register first in their School of Residence before submitting an application. [ Find your School of Residence ].
  4. Applications may be submitted online at www.schoolchoicede.org during the annual open enrollment process on or after the first Monday in November and on or before the second Wednesday in January of the school year proceeding enrollment. An application for kindergarten may be submitted up until the first day of the school year for enrollment; however, only those completed applications received by the second Wednesday in January deadline will be included in the school’s lottery process.
  5. The school’s board shall take action to approve or disapprove an application for admission no later than the last day of February of the school year proceeding enrollment for those applications included in the lottery process, and no later than June 15 of the school year proceeding enrollment to approve or disapprove an application for admission to kindergarten received after the deadline and lottery process to fill remaining availability.
  6. The school’s board shall inform the parent of their action, and the parent shall notify the school of their decision to accept or decline no later than the third Friday in March of the school year proceeding enrollment through their www.schoolchoicede.org account or by contacting the school office at (302) 653-6276.
The annual open enrollment process begins on the first Monday in November and ends the second Wednesday in January of the school year proceeding enrollment. An application for kindergarten may be submitted up until the first day of the school year for enrollment; however, only those completed applications received by the second Wednesday in January deadline will be included in the school’s lottery process. 302-653-6276 Providence Creek Academy Charter School 273 West Duck Creek Road Clayton, DE 19938 Providence Creek Academy Registration Information Providence Creek Academy Application English as a Second Language (ESL) testing available. Supports vary according to identified needs.

Red Clay Consolidated School District [Top]

Register online. The registration process begins November and is year-round. 302-552-3700 1502 Spruce Avenue Wilmington, DE 19805 Red Clay Consolidated School District Registration Information English as a Second Language (ESL) testing available. In house ESL program available.

Seaford School District [Top]

Families are invited to call the school directly for an appointment.

Blades Elementary School at 302-629-4587 ext. 7500 West Seaford Elementary at 302-629-4587 ext. 6500

Registration begins in March each Spring. 302-629-4587 390 North Market Street, Seaford DE 19973 enrollment@seaford.k12.de.us Seaford School District Registration Information Forms are provided in a language families can understand. Testing for English learning services is provided. Native language interpretation provided.

Smyrna School District [Top]

Families begin the process by filling out paperwork. The paperwork can also be dropped off to the student’s home school at a later date or emailed to the school. The process begins on “I Love Smyrna School Day,” the last Saturday in February. 302-653-8585 82 Monrovia Avenue Smyrna, DE 19977Or contact the building registration staff. Smyrna School District Student Registration Information English as a Second Language (ESL) testing available. English as a Second Language (ESL) staff support students. Spanish-speaking students are included in immersion classes.

Sussex Academy [Top]

Apply via the School Choice Application The School Choice Application opens November 2, 2020. Andrea Rogers Andrea.Rogers@saas.k12.de.us Sussex Academy School Choice Application Spanish-speaking staff available.

Sussex Montessori Academy [Top]

  1. Families apply before the second Wednesday in January of the previous school year. If there are more applicants than spots available, a lottery is conducted and a waitlist is created.
  2. If offered a spot, families fill out the intent to enroll form to secure a spot and complete a packet of required enrollment forms.
Registration begins the first Monday in November until all available seats are filled. 302-404-5367 24960 Dairy Lane Seaford, DE 19973 Sussex Montessori School Choice Application Sussex Montessori Enrollment Checklist English as a Second Language (ESL) testing available.

Woodbridge School District [Top]

Call the school directly, 302-349-4010, to set up an appointment. Registration begins November and is ongoing. 302-349-4010 400 Governors Avenue Greenwood, DE 19950 Woodbridge School District Registration Information Inquire directly.