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. All new students are enrolled through an annual admissions lottery. Seats are awarded by lottery in order of the school’s enrollment priorities.

Drew uses a weighted lottery to increase the likelihood of serving more students from economically disadvantaged families. 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.

2024-2025 Lottery Application

The application window for the 2024-2025 school year is February 1st - April 30th. Please click on the link below to complete the online application.  All eligible applications received during application window will be included in an admissions lottery on May 7, 2024. 


All applications must be submitted electronically, we do not accept paper applications. If you need assistance completing an electronic application, please call 404-450-0567. 

If you applied for the 2023-2024 school year and are currently on the waitlist, you will need to submit a new 2024-2025 application to be included in the 2024-2025 lottery. The waitlist for the 2023-2024 school year will be vacated on the last day of school in May and will not carry over to the next school year.


2024-2025 Admissions Lottery

The 2024-2025 lottery will be held virtually via Zoom on May 7th at 6 p.m. The link to view the live lottery will be emailed to all applicants ahead of May 7th. Applicants do not need to attend the live lottery event to be included in the lottery or to receive the results. Uncertified results will be posted on this webpage by Wednesday, May 8th. Certified results will be posted no later than May 14.

Students who were seated in the lottery will receive an offer of admissions with instructions for completing an enrollment process via email and/or text no later than May 14th. The enrollment process will include completing an online enrollment form and coming to the school to submit all required documents. Ahead of this time, please review Drew's Enrollment Checklist which outlines all documents needed to complete enrollment. 

Students who were placed on the waitlist will receive an email and/or text with their waitlist position no later than May 14th. Waitlist offers are made on a rolling basis as space becomes available. Your child will remain on the waitlist throughout the remainder of the school year unless a spot opens in the applicable grade and they are the next student on the list. If your student is offered a seat off of the waitlist, Drew will contact you by phone, email and text (depending on the communication preferences selected when completing the application). 


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.