Open to all


Applications for the 2022-23 school year were due April 1, 2022 in order to be included in the lottery on April 5, 2022. All students who are applying to our school will need to submit an online application, including siblings of current GCCS 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 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:

Monday, March 14, 2022 9:00 – 10:30 am (In-person, student tours available)

Friday March 18, 2022 1:30 – 3:00 pm (In-person, student tours available)

Saturday, March 20, 2022 10:00 – 11:30 am (Zoom)

Tuesday, March 22, 2022 10:30 am – 12:00 pm (In-person, student tours available)

Thursday, March 24, 2022 6:00 – 7:00 pm (Zoom)

Tuesday, March 29, 2022 7:00 – 8:00 pm (Zoom)

Please contact Rahimah Wynn at 585-697-1960 or with any questions or concerns.

The Lottery

The GCCS Lottery for the 2022-23 school year was held on April 5th, 2022 at 9:00  a.m. in the  GCCS Fourth Grade Classroom on the campus of the Rochester Museum & Science Center.  We started at 8:45 a.m. with brief introductions and information first.

Our lottery was open to the public in person and on Zoom.

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

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Here is our lottery video recorded via Zoom.  It will be transcribed as soon as possible.


Applications were available online at beginning Wednesday, December 1, 2021. Families of prospective students must have submited an online application by Friday, April 1, 2022 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.  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, Thursday, Friday 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
    • Every Wednesday 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m

For more information please call 585-697-1960.

BIG NEWS! – GCCS is opening a Second School!

We have a new K-6 school called GCCS – Flour City Campus opening for K-2 students in the fall of 2022 (growing one grade level each year).  See this link for the news article.

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Three Unique Things About Genesee Community Charter School

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GCCS is a Community!

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