New Charter School Readies for Enrollment

Connect Community Charter School plans to open at the start of the 2013-14 school year. 'Intent to Enroll' applications are already being filled out and turned in.

Now that Connect Community Charter School has been given the green light by the Redwood City School District, founding board members are readying the fledgling school for enrollment, and preparing to hold an Information Night next month, according to an e-mail sent out to the school's mailing list last week.

The school's directors put Intent to Enroll forms on the website and have been inviting local families interested in enrolling their children to fill them out and turn them in.

Connect representatives say, these forms will give the school an idea of how many students they can expect to attend the school when it opens at the start of the 2013-14 school year.

"Having signed intent-to-enroll forms helps us demonstrate our need for space, and helps the district and the Connect team plan accurately," the e-mail read.

Then, the school plans to accept official applications between Jan. 2 and Feb. 28, 2013.

"If need be, we will hold a lottery in March," the e-mail indicated.

Previously, the school has announced it plans to have a capacity of 300 students. If more than 300 apply to attend in 2013-14, the school will hold a lottery.

The school plans to welcome children from all over Redwood City.

Initially, the school will operate out of currently existing classrooms in the Redwood City School District, most likely on the east side of the city. Eventually, the school hopes to find or build its own campus.

Intent to Enroll forms in both English and Spanish are included as downloadable PDFs in the photos section of this article.

Connect representatives are requesting the forms be turned in to the school by Oct. 15.

An Information Night is scheduled for the evening of Nov. 29 at the main downtown library in Redwood City.


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Rachel Parikh October 09, 2012 at 04:27 PM
Is this an elementary, middle or high school?
Jennifer van der Kleut October 09, 2012 at 04:30 PM
Rachel - eventually the school will be a K-8 school, but previous reports indicate that in the first year, it will offer grades K, 1, 2 and 6.


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