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Applications for the 2023-24 school year are due April 1, 2023 in order to be included in the lottery on April 11, 2023. All students who are applying to the schools will need to submit an online application, including siblings of current GCCS at RMSC and GCCS - Flour City students. Please visit to create an account or click on the "apply now" button on the top banner of our webpage.


As a public school, The Genesee Community Charter School at the RMSC and Genesee Community Charter School - Flour City Campus 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 through a random lottery in April of each year. 

Parent Information Sessions

These optional Information Sessions are being offered to help families be as informed as possible about our schools.

Use this link to get to a short form if you wish to sign up for either an in-person or zoom session.

The following dates and times are available:

For Information About BOTH Schools and a tour of the RMSC Campus, join us at any of the following events:

  • Friday, March 3rd at 9:00 am
  • Tuesday, March 21st at 9:00 am

For information about BOTH schools and a tour of the Flour City Campus, join us at any of the following events:

  • Monday, March 6th at 9:00 am
  • Monday, March 20th at 9:00 am

To attend an informational session about both schools remotely, sign on Zoom:

  • Monday, March 6th at 7:00 pm
  • Saturday, March 18th at 10:00 am
  • Thursday, March 23rd at 7:00 pm

Zoom Link:

Please call 585-697-1960 to RSVP and share any special needs or interpreter support.

Please contact Melissa Fanizzi at 585-417-7020 or with any questions or concerns.

The Lottery

The GCCS Lottery for the 2023-24 school year for BOTH SCHOOLS will be held on April 11th, 2023 at 9:00 a.m. in the Music Room at 1100 South Goodman Street, Rochester, 14620.  We will start at 8:45 a.m. with brief introductions and information first.

Our lottery is open to the public.  Families are not given preference for attending the lottery.

Check your account or email for updates to your application status.

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2023-24 Applications are available online at . Families of perspective students must submit an online application by Friday, April 1, 2023 to be entered in the lottery.

As a public school, Genesee Community Charter School is open to all applicants who fit our age guidelines.  GCCS will not limit admission of any student on any unlawful basis and/or GCCS shall not discriminate against any student’s intellectual ability, measures of achievement or aptitude, athletic ability, disability, race, gender, creed, national origin, ethnicity, ancestry, or religion.  GCCS may not require any action by a student or family (such as an admission test, interview essay, attendance at an information session, etc.) in order for an applicant to either receive or submit an application for admission.

However, preference among applicants is given to siblings of current 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.  Because of our school’s strong reputation, we always have a long waiting list.  For the best chance of enrollment, please submit your online application by April, 1st.  Throughout the school year, we fill any openings from the waiting list.  A new application must be made each year; applications do not roll over from year to year.

Please note:

  • Students do not wear uniforms.
  • Our school calendar differs slightly from the Rochester City School District and suburban districts.
  • School hours are as follows:
    • Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 7:45 a.m. – 2:45 p.m.
    • Every Friday 7:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m

For more information please call 585-697-1960 or 585-417-7020.

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