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Applications for the 2024-25 school year are available. Apply now in order to be included in the lottery on April 11, 2024. We are accepting K-5 applicants for GCCS at RMSC and K-4 applicants for GCCS - Flour City Campus.


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

Parent Information Sessions will be offered to help families be as informed as possible about our schools.

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

  • Friday, March 1st at 9:00 am
  • Wednesday, March 13th at 11:00 am
  • Friday, March 15th at 12:00 pm
  • *NEW* – Monday, April 15th at 12:30 pm

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

  • Thursday, February 29 at 9:00 am
  • Tuesday, March 12th at 11:00 am
  • Thursday, March 14th at 10:00 am
  • *NEW* – Friday, April 12th at 12:30 pm

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

  • Monday, March 4th at 6:30 pm
  • Saturday, March 23rd at 10:00 am – ***CANCELLED***
  • Tuesday, April 9th at 7:00 pm

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To RSVP for one of the sessions or for any questions, please contact Melissa Fanizzi at 585-417-7020 or

The Lottery

The GCCS Lottery for the 2023-24 school year for BOTH SCHOOLS will be held on April 11th, 2024 at 9:00 a.m.  We will start at 8:45 a.m. with brief introductions and information first.

Our lottery is open to the public.  Families who attend the lottery are not given preference.

The lottery will be held in the GCCS Family Center on the Genesee Community Charter School RMSC Campus – 657 East Avenue, Rochester, NY 14607.

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

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2024-25 Applications are available online at . Families of perspective students must submit an online application by Friday, April 8, 2024 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 schools’ strong reputation, we always have a long waiting list.  For the best chance of enrollment, please submit your online application by April 8th.  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, Thursday, Friday 7:45 a.m. – 2:45 p.m.
    • Every Wednesday 7:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m

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

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Please see the Student Admissions Page for more information about our 2024-25 application process.