Enrolling at Drew Charter School

Thank you for your interest in Drew Charter School. Drew is a public charter school that serves students in pre-kindergarten through 12th grade who reside in the Atlanta Public Schools district. To be eligible to attend Drew, a parent/guardian of a prospective student must submit an application during the annual  lottery application window. Seats are awarded by lottery in order of the school’s enrollment priorities.

Within Priorities C, D and E, Drew uses a weighted lottery to increase the likelihood of serving more economically disadvantaged students. This is in alignment with Drew’s strategic plan and charter, which aims to serve a mixed-income population of at least 65 percent economically disadvantaged students. See Drew’s enrollment policies for additional information. 

The Lottery Application

The 2021-2022 School Year

The lottery application next school year (2021-2022) will be available on this page beginning February 1, 2021. Please check back in January for additional details about the 2021-2022 application window and process. 

The 2020-2021 School Year

The lottery application window for the current school year (2020-2021) closed on April 30, 2020, and the lottery was held on May 7, 2020. The application will reopened on May 15 for families who may have missed the initial application window but would like to add their student to the existing 2020-2021 waitlist. Any eligible post-lottery application will be added to the end of its priority within the waitlist in the order in which it is received. Families who are unable to submit a post-lottery application electronically may contact Drew Enrollment at 404-450-0567 for assistance.

2020-2021 Lottery Application

The Lottery

All qualifying applications that are received during the application window are included in a lottery held in May.  Qualifying applicants are either seated and offered admissions to Drew Charter School or placed on a waitlist.

Results from the 2020-2021 lottery held on May 7, 2020 are available here.  


For admissions and enrollment questions, please see the Lottery Frequently Ask Questions or contact the Enrollment Team at enrollment@drewcharterschool.org  or (404) 450-0567.