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 window for the 2020-2021 school year is February 1, 2020 through April 30, 2020. The application will be available on this webpage beginning February 1st. All applications must be submitted prior to 11:59 p.m. EST on April 30, 2020. Please note that Drew is not participating in Atlanta Public Schools’ “Apply APS Charter” project for the 2020-2021 school year. All applications for Drew’s lottery must be submitted through Drew’s online process.
Families needing access to a computer may use one in the media center at Drew’s Elementary Academy, located at 301 Eva Davis. Computers are available on school days during the application window from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Computer assistance is available, if needed. An email address is not required to submit an application.
All qualifying applications that were received during the application window will be included in a lottery held on May 7, 2020. The lottery will take place at 6 p.m. in the theater at Drew’s Junior/Senior Academy located at 300 Eva Davis Way. Due to limited space, children are not allowed to attend the lottery. You do not need to be present for your student to be included in the lottery or to receive the results. Certified results will be posted on Drew’s website no later than May 15, 2020.
Each applicant will be anonymously identified by a Lottery Identification Number. Depending on the communication preference selected when submitting the application, your student’s Lottery Identification Number will be emailed and/or texted prior to the lottery.
Lottery Results and Enrollment
All qualifying applicants will either be seated or placed on a waitlist. Acceptance letters/emails will include detailed information about next steps for enrollment. All enrollment activities for accepted students must be completed no later than May 22, 2020 at 3 p.m., or the seat will be forfeited. On May 29, 2020, seats will begin to be offered to students on the waitlist based on available space.