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Enrollment

APPLICATION FOR ADMISSION INTO SELA PCS

 

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 2022-23SY.

 

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

 

 



 

 

 

With the new common application, 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.

Open House Opportunities: 

We encourage all prospective families to visit Sela PCS. Open Houses will take place on the following dates:

 

 

 

 

Virtual Open House Links:

*Wednesday, December 15 (Here)

*Tuesday, February 8 (Here)

*Wednesday, February 23 (Here)

*Wednesday, April 27 (Here)

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 3rd. 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.

 

HOW TO REGISTER YOUR CHILD AT SELA PCS
(NEW STUDENTS ONLY)
 

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 registering your child between Friday, April 1, 2022 and Friday, May 6, 2022 at 5pm.  This is the only way to guarantee your child's space at Sela. Some forms below are universal, others are specific to the school year and school.  The forms listed below are also available in the school's main office.

Electronic Enrollment Packets can be found below:

Enrollment packet (english)

Paquete de inscripción (español)

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Supporting documents can be emailed to itaylor@selapcs.org.

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

 This is the only way to guarantee your child's space at Sela. Some forms below are universal, others are specific to the school year and school.  The forms listed below are also available in the school's main office.

 

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


          • 2022-2023 New Student Enrollment Form (click here to complete form)

          • Electronic Enrollment Packets can be found below:

          • Student’s Original Birth Certificate​

          • 2021-22SY Final Report Card (if applicable)

          • Government issued identification of parent or legal guardian
          • Proof of legal guardianship (if applicable)
          • Copy of Individualized Education Plan (IEP)/504 plan (if applicable)
          • Sela PCS Home Language Survey (click here to download form)
          • Proof of DC Residency  (click here to download form)
          • DC Child Physical & Oral Health Certificates

(click here for the Oral Health Certificate)  

(click here for the Physical Certificate)

 

             Additional Information:

          • Updated DC Immunization Regulations

          • Official Asthma Action Plan for Anaphylaxis

          • Official Medication Authorization Form 

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 isewell@selapcs.org for additional information regarding this option, if needed.

 

 

HOW TO RE-ENROLL YOUR CHILD AT SELA PCS

(RETURNING SELA STUDENTS)

 

Current Sela families will be required to secure a child's seat at Sela by formally completing the registration process between Monday, April 18, 2022 and Monday, May 23, 2022. This is the only way to guarantee your child's space at Sela.  Any re-enrollment not complete by Monday, May 23, 2022 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:

 

• 2022-2023 Student Enrollment Form  (click here to complete form

Proof of DC Residency:

         Residency Verification Form (English)

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       Formulario de verificación de residencia (español)

• DC Child Physical & Oral Health Certificates

 (click here for Oral Health Certificate)

 (click here for Physical Certificate)

   

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