Enrollment for the
2019 2020 School Year

Applications for Grades K-6 for the 2019 2020 School Year will be available on-line, beginning on Monday, October 15, 2018; the deadline will be on Friday, January 25, 2019.  Once our Enrollment Period opens, the on-line form must be completed for siblings of currently enrolled students and residents.  All applicants, including siblings and students currently on our waitlist, will need to reapply for admission on an annual basis.

Incoming Kindergarten students must be five years old by August 31, 2019 to be eligible for Kindergarten.

We have scheduled three Kindergarten Informational Sessions from 10:00-10:45 a.m. in the elementary school:

Thursday, October 18, 2018
Friday, November 16, 2018
Monday, January 7, 2019

Our Enrollment Lottery will be on Monday, February 25, 2019 at 12:00 p.m. in the High School Concert Hall.

If you have any questions regarding enrollment, please contact the Admissions Office 508-854-8400 x3644 or send an email to admissions@akfcs.org

 

Introduction

The Abby Kelley Foster Charter Public School is a classical liberal arts K-12 school, located
in the Greendale neighborhood of Worcester. Abby Kelley Foster Charter Public School will
accept applications for students entering Kindergarten through Grade 6. The school does not
enroll new students in Grades 7-12. The school will backfill seats in kindergarten through
Grade 6 through June 30 annually. Students entering kindergarten must be 5 by August 31.

Non-Discrimination Statement

Abby Kelley Foster does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, creed,
sex, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, homelessness, mental or physical disability,
age, ancestry, athletic performance, special need, proficiency in the English language or in a
foreign language, or academic achievement in admitting students, nor may charter schools
set admissions criteria that are intended to discriminate or that have the effect of
discriminating on any of these bases. The School will develop and implement a student
recruitment and retention plan in accordance with Massachusetts laws and regulations.
M.G.L. c. 71, § 89(l); 603 CMR 1.06

Enrollment Preference

Enrollment preference is given to siblings of currently enrolled students and students
residing in the towns designated in the charter: Auburn, Holden, Leicester, Millbury, Oxford,
Shrewsbury, Sutton, West Boylston and Worcester. Abby Kelley Foster Charter Public School
is open to all Massachusetts residents. Applicants are required to submit reasonably proof of
residency and sibling status at the time of admission. The school’s application process is not
integrated with any school district.

Diverse Learners

All applicants will be notified in writing of the rights of students with diverse learning needs to
attend Abby Kelley Foster and receive accommodations and support services, including
students who may have disabilities, require special education and/or are English language
learners. Information regarding the availability of services is included on the school’s website,
enrollment information, school handbook, special education policy manual, and English
language learner policy manual.

Photograph of Jill Stone
Jill Stone
Admissions