Admissions

As a public school, The Genesee Community Charter School is open to all applicants who fit our age guidelines.  Students entering Kindergarten must turn 5 years old on or before December 1st. Students are admitted to the Genesee Community Charter School through a random lottery in early April of each year.  Families of prospective students must submit an application to the school to be entered in the lottery.

Admission to GCCS is not restricted based on a student’s intellectual ability, disability, race, ethnic background, or religion.  However, preference among applicants is given to siblings of GCCS students and, if open spaces remain, to children of staff members and, if spaces remain, to applicants who are residents of the Rochester City School District.  Suburban students are welcome to apply, but are enrolled after all RCSD applicants.

All applicants who are not admitted to the school are entered onto our waiting list in the order in which their applications are drawn in the lottery.  We fill openings throughout the year from the waiting list.  A new application must be made each year; applications do not roll over from year to year.

Prospective parents are welcome to come learn more about the Genesee Community Charter School at one of our Parent Information Sessions.

Parent information sessions will be held:

  • Wednesday, February 28, 2018, 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, March 24, 2018, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon
  • Monday, April 9, 2018, 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

The sessions will be held in the Eisenhart Auditorium at the Rochester Museum & Science Center at 657 East Avenue. 

You may also learn more about GCCS at the Rochester City School District School Choice Expo, at the annual Puerto Rican Festival and African American Festival, and on selected Saturdays at the Rochester Public Market.

Applications are due by Monday, April 9, 2018 at 9:00 p.m. The enrollment lottery will be Tuesday, April 10, 2018 in the Bausch Auditorium inside the Rochester Museum & Science Center.  The lottery is open to the public.

All applicants will be notified of admission or their place on the waiting list within one week.  Completed enrollment packets are due to the school by 2:00 p.m. on April 27, 2018.  Unconfirmed spaces, or those with incomplete paperwork, will be offered to the next family on our waiting list.

For more information, please call 585-697-1960.