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 and D, 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. See Drew’s enrollment policies for additional information. 

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

The Lottery Application


The lottery application window for the 2021-2022 school year was February 1, 2021 through April 30, 2021.

The application will re-open to accept post-lottery applications on May 15, 2021. Any eligible post-lottery application will be added to the end of its priority within the existing waitlist in the order in which it was received.

Families who are unable to submit an application online may contact Drew Enrollment at 404-450-0567 for assistance. 

The Lottery

All qualifying applications that were received during the application window were included in a lottery held on May 6, 2021. Uncertified lottery results can be found here. Results will now be reviewed by Drew's public accounting firm, Warren Averett.

Once certified, results will be considered official and applicants will receive an acceptance or waitlist email by May 14, 2021. Acceptance emails will include detailed information about how to complete the enrollment process. We seated students to review the items listed in the Enrollment Checklist so you are prepared to complete the enrollment process. 

If your student was placed on the waitlist they will remain on the waitlist through the remainder of the school year unless a spot opens in the applicable grade and they are the next student on the list. Should a seat become available for your student, you will receive a phone call, email, and/or a text message (whichever method of communication you selected on your application) extending the offer. Once an offer is made you will have five business days to accept the seat and complete the enrollment process. 


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.