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The Compass School!
Admission by Lottery
The Compass School is a public K-8th grade charter school and in accordance with our charter, enrollment is through a lottery which is open to all RI residents. Any applicant not chosen is retained on the waiting list, which will not roll over from year to year. Applications are available for electronic submission.
The 2024-25 Charter School Common Application will be available from November 14, 2023 through March 14, 2024 and the lottery will run on Monday, April 1, 2024. Families will be notified of the results shortly thereafter.
If you are interested in placing your child on our post lottery waiting list, please find the application at EnrollRI.org.
The Compass School participates in EnrollRI, a Common Application for all charter schools.
EnrollRI was launched to ensure that access to Rhode Island Department of Education schools and programs remains easy, safe, and accessible for all families.
Learn more about EnrollRI participating programs for the 2023-2024 school year, and access program family information tools and resources at EnrollRI.org.
Enrollment in a charter public school is nonselective and conducted by random lottery. Participating charter schools will share a common application for the 2024-2025 school application process.
Application Deadline: Thursday, March 14, 2024 @ 5PM
Charter School Lotteries: April 1, 2024
- 1:00 – 2:00 pm: Prospective Families with students entering K-4th grade
- 2:30 – 3:30 pm: Prospective Families with students entering 5th – 8th grade
- If a family has prospective students in both age ranges, please attend the 2:30 – 3:30 session.
- For students entering K-2nd grade, we find that families can focus on the details best if the parents attend without their K-2nd grade children as the presentation is not geared toward early childhood.
- Note that ALL accepted students (K-8) and their families will be invited to Compass for an Accepted Families program in the Spring.
Take a look at our Compass School Virtual Open House and PBS Documentary
Virtual Open House
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