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Sela Public Charter School will be accepting enrollment applications for new students in grades Pre-K3, Pre-K4, Kindergarten and grades 1-5 for the 2023-24SY.


To apply to Sela, visit or click on the image below:






Families must rank order their school choices using the list of participating schools.  Each child will only receive one offer of admission in the lottery. If Sela PCS is your family’s first choice, you should rank order Sela PCS FIRST.

Sibling Preference:  If a sibling currently attends Sela or is admitted to Sela by lottery, additional sibling applicants are guaranteed a spot at Sela.  Siblings are automatically admitted and are not placed on the waiting list.

When a parent/guardian accepts a spot at a new school through the lottery, you must prove your DC residency on or before May 1st. By proving residency in the new school, you also give up your right to return to your current school.


For guidance on proof of DC residency and residency verification questions, please see the OSSE guidelines that we strictly follow.


Notice of Non-Discrimination

Sela Public Charter School does not discriminate on the basis of actual or perceived: race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, family status, family responsibilities, matriculation, political affiliation, genetic information, disability, source of income, status as a victim of an interfamily offense, or place of residence or business.


After gaining admission to Sela PCS via the common application and lottery process, you will be required to secure your child's seat at Sela by formally enrolling your child.


This is the only way to guarantee your child's space at Sela

There are some special forms that will be required, but all families will be required to provide the following when registering their child:

*2023-24 New Student Enrollment Form (click here)

*Student’s Original Birth Certificate​

*Electronic Enrollment Packets can be found below:

              (click here for the Enrollment packet)

*DC Child Physical & Oral Health Certificates

(click here for the Oral Health Certificate)  

(click here for the Physical Certificate)

  • Proof of legal guardianship (if applicable)

  • Individualized Education Plan (IEP)/504 plan (if applicable)

Supporting documents can be emailed to

You have the option to complete and submit documents in person on Mon-Friday from 10am-3pm.  

By accepting a space at a new school, I acknowledge that I am giving up my student’s seat at our current school, forgoing feeder rights to schools related to my student’s current school, and my student will be removed from the waitlists of schools ranked below the school where they are enrolling on their My School DC application.

Acceptable Proof of Residency Documentation

One of the following are required to verify DC Residency status:

  • A valid pay stub issued within 45 days of the school’s review of this form. Must contain withholding of only DC personal income tax for the current tax year and no other states listed for deduction, even if the amount is zero. It must also show a DC personal income tax withholding amount greater than zero for both the current tax year and current pay period.;

  • Unexpired official documentation of financial assistance from the Government of the District of Columbia, issued to the enrolling person within the past 12 months and current at the time presented to the school, including, but not limited to, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), Medicaid, the State Child Health Insurance Program (SCHIP), Supplemental Security Income, housing assistance or other programs.

  • Certified copy of Form D40 by the DC Office of Tax and Revenue (OTR), with evidence of payment of DC taxes for the current or most recent tax year and must bear the OTR stamp.

  • Current military housing orders or statement on military letterhead, must be official correspondence and cite the specific DC address of residence.

  • Embassy letter issued within the past 12 months. Must contain an official embassy seal and signature of embassy official; and indicate that the enrolling person currently resides, or will reside, on embassy property in DC during the relevant school year.

If none of the above items are available to verify residency, two of the following items are required:

  • DC motor vehicle operator’s permit or official government-issued non-driver identification that is valid and unexpired.;

  • DC motor vehicle registration that is valid and unexpired;

  • Lease or rental agreement that is valid and unexpired with a separate proof of payment of rent, such as receipt of payment, money order, or copy of cashed check.

    • The lease must contain the start date, monthly rent amount, name of landlord, and be signed by the enrolling person and landlord.

    • The separate proof of payment must be for a period within two months immediately preceding the school’s review of this form and match the monthly rent amount stated on the lease.

  • Utility bill (only gas, electric, and water bills are acceptable) with a separate paid receipt showing payment of the bill, such as receipt of payment printout, money order, or copy of cashed check.

    • The utility bill must be for a period within the two months immediately preceding the school’s review of this form. The separate proof of payment must be for the specific bill submitted. The most common submission is two consecutive bills where the second bill shows payment on the first bill. A credited amount on a bill and government agency letter subsidizing payment for utility are also acceptable proofs of payment.

If you are unable to provide any documents from the options above, we are able to provide a home visit. Please contact us at for additional information regarding this option, if needed.






Current Sela families will be required to secure a child's seat at Sela by formally completing the registration process between Monday, April 10, 2023 and Monday, May 15, 2023This is the only way to guarantee your child's space at Sela.  Any re-enrollment not complete by Monday, May 15, 2023 may result in the forfeit of your child's space to a new student.


There are some special forms that will be required, but all families will be required to provide the following when registering their child:


* 2023-2024 Student Enrollment Form  (click here to complete form

* Proof of DC Residency: Residency form will be emailed once the enrollment form is completed.


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