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 or Prospective Parent Tours. To get a full overview of the school and our program, come to one of our Parent Information Sessions. To see our school in action, please R.S.V.P. for one of the following parent tours - space is limited. 

Parent information sessions and tours will be held:

  • Wednesday, February 27, 2019, 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. (Parent Information Session, no R.S.V.P. needed)
  • Monday, March 18, 2019, 8:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. (Parent tour - LIMITED SPACE, Please R.S.V.P)
  • Monday, March 18, 2019, 12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. (Parent tour - LIMITED SPACE, Please R.S.V.P)
  • Tuesday, March 19, 2019, 8:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. (Parent tour - LIMITED SPACE, Please R.S.V.P)
  • Friday, March 22, 2019, 8:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. (Parent tour - LIMITED SPACE, Please R.S.V.P)
  • Thursday, March 21, 2019, 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. (Parent Information Session, no R.S.V.P. needed)
  • Saturday, March 23, 2019, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon (Parent Information Session, no R.S.V.P. needed)
  • Monday, April 8, 2019, 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. (Parent Information Session, no R.S.V.P. needed)

The sessions and tours will be held in the Eisenhart Auditorium at the Rochester Museum & Science Center at 657 East Avenue. Applications will be available to complete during the sessions and tours. Applications will also be available to complete at GCCS from 8:30 a.m. on March 28, 2019 through 2:00 p.m. on April 8, 2019. 

Applications are due by Monday, April 8, 2019 at 9:00 p.m. (at the end of our last Parent Information Session). The enrollment lottery will be Tuesday, April 9, 2019 at 9:00 - 11:00 a.m. in the Bausch Auditorium. 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 26, 2019.  Unconfirmed spaces, or those with incomplete paperwork, will be offered to the next family on our waiting list.

For more information or to R.S.V.P. for the Prespective Parent Tour, please call 585-697-1960.