Terms and dates will vary by state

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Getting started with enrollment is easy! Sign up for our email list to get reminders about important deadlines and other helpful info.

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Find Your Schools

Find the campuses closest to you with our School Finder tool. We recommend applying to multiple locations to increase your chances of securing a seat.

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Experience BASIS for yourself! Sign up for one of our many convenient school tours or join us at an open house event.

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Read Our Enrollment FAQs

Learn more about our lottery and waitlist system by reading through our FAQs.

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Submit Your Application

Apply for BASIS Charter Schools! We highly recommend applying during Open Enrollment so you can be included in the lottery drawing. It’s your best chance of securing a seat!

Nov 15 – Dec 15

Nov 1 – Dec 13

Oct 9 – Dec 15

Dec 11 – Mar 1

Lottery Application Window

What's Next?

Families who are offered enrollment at a BASIS Charter School will be provided instructions for accepting the offer and completing registration.
In the meantime, spread the word! Invite your neighbors, family, and friends to attend an upcoming tour or event. After all, school is more fun with friends!

Learn More About Enrollment at BASIS Charter Schools

Are there any prerequisites for enrollment?

BASIS Charter Schools are open to all students. There are no specific prerequisites for enrollment (with the exception of state-mandated requirements regarding age and geographic location).

How do I apply?
Arizona and Louisiana: All applications must be submitted through the online enrollment portal.

Washington, D.C.: All applications must be submitted using the common application at My School DC.

Texas: All applications must be submitted through the online enrollment portal..
How do the lottery and waitlist work?
Every year, there is an Open Enrollment period for the following school year. Applications submitted during Open Enrollment and outside of Open Enrollment are processed differently.

Please note that the exact Open Enrollment dates and lottery dates are determined on a year-to-year basis.

If you apply during Open Enrollment: If the number of applications received during Open Enrollment exceeds the number of openings (at any grade level), enrollment is determined by a lottery and waitlist. The Open Enrollment period for BASIS Charter Schools is NOT first-come, first-served. Instead, applicants are added to a lottery pool. To be included in the lottery, you need to apply by midnight on the last day of Open Enrollment. After the Open Enrollment period ends, lottery drawings are held. You will receive the results directly from the school(s) you applied to. Families that do not receive an enrollment offer from the lottery will be added to a waitlist.

If you apply outside of Open Enrollment: Applications submitted after the Open Enrollment period has ended will be added to a waitlist and processed on a first-come, first-served basis, following any applications received during Open Enrollment. Schools will continue to make offers to waitlisted applicants as seats become available. There is not a lottery for applications submitted outside of Open Enrollment.

Disclaimer: For questions regarding the lottery and waitlist process in Washington, DC, please see the FAQ at MySchoolDC.org
When is the best time to apply?
We recommend completing student enrollment applications during the Open Enrollment period. However, applications are accepted throughout the year.

Please note that the exact Open Enrollment dates and lottery dates are determined on a year-to-year basis. Join our interest list to receive Open Enrollment updates for your school of interest.

Connect With An Enrollment Specialist

Need technical support? Have enrollment questions?
Our Enrollment Specialists are here to help!

BASIS Charter Schools enroll students on a first-come, first served system per state law, which occurs during an annual “Open Enrollment” period. The Open Enrollment period is not first-come, first-served. It doesn’t matter if an application is submitted on the first or last day of Open Enrollment. Applications submitted after Open Enrollment are first-come, first-served. (We do not and cannot “select” our students, as public schools.) If there are more applications than seats, we utilize a blind random lottery system to select students randomly; the rest of our applicants are places placed on a Waiting List, and many end up getting a seat. Specifics vary by state.