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Admission Lottery

What is the lottery?

The lottery is the admissions process required by New York State that is held when there are more student applications to a charter school than seats available. Students are randomly selected from all applicants for admission by lottery. Students who are not selected from the lottery will be placed on a waiting list.

Why does UASCS use a lottery system for acceptance to the school?

NYS law states that if more applications than seats available, UASCS is required to choose their students through a random admissions lottery.

Is anyone given preference in the lottery?

Preference is given to returning students, siblings of students, and students who reside in the Utica School District.

When is the lottery?

Lottery drawing for Utica Academy of Science Charter School (UASCS) is on Tuesday, April 17, 2018 starting at 1:00 pm in Utica Academy of Science High School at 160 School Lane, Frankfort, NY 13340.

Does my child have to be present for the lottery?

No, applicants do not have to be present to be selected. The lottery is open to the public, and subject to state regulations to ensure they are transparent and equitable.

If my child is accepted, will he/she have to participate in the lottery every year?

No, students who are accepted into UASCS will be able to remain in the school until graduation, provided they adhere to the school’s guidelines and policies.

Is there a wait list process for UASCS?

Yes, students who are placed on the waiting list are ranked. Students are chosen for openings by a lottery. If the chosen student’s parents decline the opening another lottery will be held until the space is filled.

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The Utica Academy of Science Charter School (UASCS) will provide support, challenges and opportunities for its students, and it will instill the necessary skills and knowledge in math, science, and technology to empower students, through high intellectual standards, preparing them for college, career, and citizenship. The school seeks to graduate students who can think critically and creatively, who are committed to a lifetime of learning and civic involvement, and who are conscious of local, global, and environmental issues.

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