Admissions Process

Connect has an admissions process in order to accommodate the high demand for space in the school. 

My child is not already on the waitlist

Currently, ALL Waitlists for Grades 4-8 entry are FULL for all school years up to and including 2022-2023.

For future Grade 4 in 2023-2024 entry, please see the following:

Connect Charter School has amended its policy on student admissions. These changes will affect procedures for admission beginning with the 2023-24 school year. Until that time, the existing wait list placements will be honored and current procedures for student placement according to the wait list will remain in effect.Parents seeking admission for their children in August 2023 and beyond will follow these steps:

Step 1

On October 1, 2022, the registration link on the Connect Charter School website will be activated and will remain open until November 30, 2022. Parents who wish to have their grade 3 child added to the list of prospective students for grade 4 may do so at any time while the link is open. A similar process will be used to generate prospective student lists for grades 5 through 9 as well.

Step 2

After the registration link closes, all names of prospective students will be entered into a lottery. The draw will take place no later than December 15thand all those who were entered will be advised of their placement on the list resulting from the lottery. Note: Siblings of current or former students will be placed at the top of the placement list each year, followed by the offspring of Connect staff. The lottery will determine all subsequent placements.

Step 3

Parents of prospective students whose names are among the first 200 drawn in the lottery (in addition to siblings and the children of staff) will be invited to an orientation meeting to be held before the end of January. Attendance at this meeting is compulsory in order for a child’s name to remain on the prospective student list. Immediately following the orientation, parents may sign up for a school tour to be scheduled prior to mid- February.

Step 4

Parents in attendance at the orientation will receive a Student Profile Questionnaire to be completed and returned to the office, together with supporting documentation (recent report card, copy of birth certificate, student writing sample) by February 15th.

Step 5

Parents of prospective students will receive an email in early March asking that they confirm their interest in having their child attend Connect the following school year. Based on information provided in the Student Profile Questionnaire, school administration may contact parents of students with specific needs to gather further information and determine if their needs can be accommodated at Connect.

Step 6

Registration and fee payment for the following school year will open on or about April 15thand will remain open for approximately 10 days. Once a student is registered, information will be distributed to parents, including the Parent Handbook, Volunteer Information, school calendar, and multi-day field experience schedule.

My child is already on the waitlist

WAITLIST PROCESS – Grade 4, 2020-2021

We intake 104 students each grade 4 year. There are 4 classes of 26 students in every grade.
The number of waitlist students that we go through varies every year.
It can range from 110 – 250 to fill the 104 spots.
The average is somewhere in the middle, but some years are anomalies so we do not guess.
The remaining names on the waitlist are rolled over to the waitlist for grade 5 if the families indicate a desire to remain on the waitlist.

What to Expect:

1. November 2019:
Families on the 2020-2021 waitlist will be initially contacted in November 2019 to confirm interest. Contact is completed through email and a response is required to remain on the waitlist.
The waitlist is often reduced through this process.

2. January 2020:
The updated waitlist families are then contacted in January 2020 to be invited to the Parent Information Session that occurs towards the end of January.
Attendance (or communication) at the Information Session is mandatory to remain on the waitlist.

3. February 2020:
School tours and admission documents submitted occurs – usually the first week of February. Admission documents are reviewed by administration. If there are any concerns, parents are contacted for further information or a parent meeting.

4. March 2020:
Spots are offered. If offers are refused we continue through the waitlist.

Please ensure your correct email address remains on file, as communication is completed through email. If you have not heard from us by December, then please contact the school