Barack Obama Charter School

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Enrollment FAQ

Q: How do I enroll my child?
A: Submit an application form online by clicking here. For a paper application, download and print here, then return the completed form directly to the school office either by mail or in person.


Q: What if I don’t have access to a computer to complete a lottery form?
A: You can complete a lottery form from your phone by clicking here or you can download the free SchoolMint app from the app store. When you sign up using the app, type “Ingenium Schools” in the School Organization section.

We also have computers available in our school office for you to complete a lottery form. Visit our office Monday through Friday between 8:00 AM and 4:00 PM and we would be happy to help you!

Q: What happens after I submit a lottery form?
A: We will collect lottery forms for enrollment until Friday, March 31, 2017. If space is available in your child’s grade level on March 31, your child will be invited to enroll. If more students complete a lottery form by March 31, than we have space available for, we will hold a lottery on Monday, April 24, 2017. Students selected in the lottery will be invited to enroll and all other students will be added to our waitlist in the order their names are drawn.
Q: Is there a tuition fee?
A: No, we are a free, public school!

Q: Does my child have to take a test or prove they have good grades to enroll?
A: No, all students are welcome!

Q: Does my child have to live within a certain distance of the school?
A: No, all students are welcome!

Q: Do you accept students with IEPs or special educational needs?
A: Yes, all students are welcome!


Q: Does your school offer transportation?
A: No, parents/guardians must transport their student to and from school daily.

Q: What grade levels does your school offer?
A: We offer Transitional Kindergarten to 5th grade.

Q: How old does my child have to be to start Kindergarten?
A: By State law, students must turn 5 years of age by September 1, 2017 to enroll in Kindergarten.
Q: How old does my child have to be to start Transitional Kindergarten?
A: By State law, students must turn 5 years of age between September 2, 2017 and December 2, 2017 to enroll in Transitional Kindergarten.

Q: Is your Kindergarten program a full day?
A: Yes, Kindergarten is a full day program

Q: Does your school offer a before-school program or an after-school program?
A: We offer a free after-school program on a first-come, first-served basis.

Q: Does your school provide breakfast and lunch?
A: Yes, we provide free breakfast and lunch for all students.

Q: What documents are needed at the time of enrollment?
A: You do not need any documents to submit a lottery form, however, once your child has been offered enrollment, you will need to submit the child’s birth certificate, current immunization record, most recent report card, and, if applicable, current IEP.


Q: Is there a uniform policy?
A: Yes, students must wear a maroon polo shirt with the school logo and tan or khaki bottoms.


Q: Where can I purchase the school uniforms?
A: Our authorized uniform providers are Michael's Uniforms and MBM Gear. Additional information is available in the Parent-Student Handbook provided to all families during orientation.