Prospective Students


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Our application is now open for the 2019-2020 school year for grades 5, 6, 9 and 10. You can submit an application online, by mail, or in person. See below for links to apply.

There is no cost to submit an application or attend—University Prep Public Schools are free public schools open to New York City residents.
 
Interested in learning more about our middle school or high school? Visit us at an open house for prospective parent tours, which are listed below.

Entry to the schools is through a random public lottery. Learn more about the April 2019 lottery below.


ELIGIBILITY

  • A student is entering grade 5, 6, 9, or 10 in September 2019
  • A student lives in New York City



REQUIRED INFORMATION

  • The student's name, gender, and birthdate
  • The address where the student resides
  • Parent/guardian name, phone number, and address
  • The student's entering grade for 2019-20 school year
  • The name of student's current school (if he or she is currently enrolled in a school)
  • Names of enrolled or applying siblings of the applicant



THREE WAYS TO COMPLETE THE APPLICATION FOR BOTH MIDDLE SCHOOL AND HIGH SCHOOL


You can apply on line, in English or Espanol:

APPLY NOW 

You can can apply on your phone by downloading the School Mint app and searching for University Prep Public Schools:
GET THE SCHOOL MINT APP FOR iPHONE 

GET THE SCHOOL MINT APP FOR ANDROID

You can download a paper application, in English or Espanol, and mail it, fax it, or bring it to the school:
GRADE 9 LOTTERY APPLICATION ​
 GRADE 10 WAITLISt APPLICATION  ​

GRADEs 5 and 6 LOTTERY APPLICATION ​

I
f you have more than one child who is applying, you must submit a separate application for each child. The method by which you apply has no impact on your lottery placement.

Si tiene más de un hijo que está solicitando, debe presentar una solicitud por separado para cada niño. El método por el cual usted aplica no tiene impacto en su ubicación de lotería.

You may mail, fax, or hand deliver an application to:
Puede enviar por correo, fax o entregar personalmente una solicitud a:

University Prep Charter High School
Attn: Student Admissions
600 St. Ann’s Avenue
, Fourth Floor
Bronx, NY 10455


Fax: (929) 220-8110


COME TO AN OPEN HOUSE

  • Thursday, November 29 at 4:30 pm (Grades 5 and 6) and 5:30 pm (Grades 9 and 10)
  • Tuesday, December 18 at 4:30 pm (Grades 5 and 6) and 5:30 pm (Grades 9 and 10)
  • Wednesday, January 30 at 4:30 pm (Grades 5 and 6) and 5:30 pm (Grades 9 and 10)
  • Thursday, February 28 at 4:30 pm (Grades 5 and 6) and 5:30 pm (Grades 9 and 10)
  • Saturday, March 30 at 11:00 am (Grades 9 and 10) and 12:00 noon (Grades 5 and 6)


LOTTERY PREFERENCES

Lottery preferences are provided for:

  • Applicants who have a sibling who is a current University Prep Charter High School student
  • Applicants who reside in Community School District 7 (CSD 7)



WHAT IS THE LOTTERY

1. What is the lottery:

  • When the number of applications exceeds the capacity of the incoming grade 9 class, students are randomly selected through a public lottery process
  • Preference is given to students residing in Community School District 7 and to students who have a brother or sister currently enrolled at UPCHS.
  • Students who are not accepted for admission will be placed on a waitlist in the order determined by the lottery.
  • The lottery will be held on April 8, 2019 from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm in the school’s auditorium—and applicants and their families are invited to attend.

2. What happens if a student is selected:

  • All accepted students must complete the school’s enrollment processto be added to the grade 9 roster. Failure to complete this process may result in forfeiture of acceptance to the school.
  • Incoming grade 5, 6, and 9 students must also complete the 2020 SummerBridge program in July and August of 2020, which lasts as long as four weeks.
  • In addition to required enrollment forms, families must present documentation that their child has received all vaccinations.

3. We don’t discriminate:

  • University Prep Charter High School does not discriminate against or limit the admission of any student on any unlawful basis, including on the basis of ethnicity, national origin, gender, disability, housing status, intellectual ability, measures of achievement or aptitude, athletic ability, race, creed, national origin, religion or ancestry.
  • No action by a student or family member—such as an admissions test, interview, essay, or attendance at an information session—is required in order for an applicant to either receive, or submit an application for, admission to the school.