2020-21 Admission & Enrollment Policy
IMHOTEP INSTITUTE CHARTER HIGH SCHOOL ADMISSION AND ENROLLMENT POLICY
Imhotep Institute Charter High School (IICHS) offers rolling admission for available openings in grades 9-12. IICHS offers available slots using a random lottery selection process and a numbered waiting list system. Applications to IICHS are valid only for the school year of the application. Applicants not awarded admission are placed on the waiting list for the duration of the school year. The waiting list does not roll over. Students must re-apply for the next school year.
Determination of Openings: Openings are determined by current enrollment numbers
How to Apply:
1) Applications may be completed on-line or downloaded from ImhotepHighSchool.com/Admissions (in English and Spanish)
2) Paper Applications are available at the school Monday-Friday 8:15am to 4:15pm
3) Families with limited English competency may call 215.438.4140 x 112 to schedule an appointment for
Preference in the enrollment and waiting list process is given ONLY to siblings of currently enrolled students residing in the same household.
ADMISSIONS TIMELINE (Dates are published on the school website: imhotephighschool.com)
Open Enrollment Period: First Monday in October thru Third Thursday in February
Admissions Lottery: Last Thursday in February (open to public; attendance not required)
LOTTERY PROCESS AND NOTIFICATIONS
The IICHS Admissions Lottery is open to the public. The process uses a randomization software application to select names from all applicants whose applications are received prior to the published deadline. The number of slots available via the Admissions Lottery varies from grade to grade and year-to-year based on the number of slots available. Students selected in the Admissions Lottery are notified via postal mail and email and have 30 days to claim awarded slots by submitting the requested documents (listed below). Slots not claimed by the prescribed deadline will be forfeited to students on the waiting list.
WAITING LIST PROTOCOL
IICHS maintains a continually updated waiting list which reflects the next eligible student to be offered admission in each grade. Students not selected for admission in the Admissions Lottery are placed on the Waiting List through the end of the school year of application only. Applicants placed on the waiting list are notified by postcard and email within 30 days of the Admissions Lottery. As openings become available, applicants are drawn from the waiting list based on their waiting list number. Applications received after the Admissions Lottery are placed on the waiting list, after those in the lottery, and in the order in which they are received. Waiting list students with an eligible preference are listed as such. IICHS agrees to provide a copy of its current waiting list at any time during the term of its charter within ten (10) business days of the request of the Charter School Office.
ENROLLMENT DOCUMENTS REQUIRED FOR ADMISSION
The documents listed below (1-3) are required to secure a slot awarded in the Lottery or offered from the Waiting List.
- Proof of Age
- 2 Proof of Residency Items (ant two of the following, with the same address)
- State Issued ID (Parent/ Guardian)
- Utility or Other Bill
- Lease/ Property Tax Document
- Current Credit Card Bill
- Voter Registration Card
- Recent Bank Statement
- Vehicle Registration
- Shelter Placement/Residency letters are accepted for students experiencing homelessness
- Immunization Records (Up-to Date)
REGISTRATION DOCUMENTS REQUESTED UPON ADMISSION
Upon securing a slot by submitting the required documents listed above, admitted families are asked to complete the following forms and submit the following documents:
- Completed and Signed Enrollment Form
- Parental Registration Statement*
- Home Language Survey*
- Emergency Contact Form
- Residency Questionnaire
- Medical Consent Form
- Report Cards and/or Transcripts
- Standardized Test Scores
- Special Education Records (if applicable)
- E-Rate Household Survey
- Student Photo Release
- Parent Partnership Agreement
- Record of Physical Examination
Translation of enrollment documents are available in other languages upon request.