PROVIDENCE, RI – Over one hundred individuals attended the Rhode Island League of Charter Schools’ (The League) Fair to learn more about schools around the state and apply, this Wednesday, January 24 at Times2 STEM Academy. Twenty-two charter schools were on hand to meet with families and showcase their innovative programs.
“We are thrilled to see so many families and students discover the amazing opportunities that charter public schools offer,” said Chiara Deltito-Sharrott, the executive director of League. “Charter schools are free, open to all, and accountable to the public. Year over year the demand from families has increased. In 2023, 28,000 applications were submitted for 2,475 seats.”
The Rhode Island Department of Education provided assistance for parents in completing applications through their EnrollRI platform. Stop the Wait, a parent advocacy organization, and Neighborhood Health of Rhode Island, also attended to provide resources to families.
The application period to enroll in a charter public school for the 2024-25 school year is open until March 14, 2024. Families and students can apply online through EnrollRI, or contact the individual charter public schools for more information. Charter schools are public schools, free and open to all. The application process is no-cost to families, and admissions are based on a blind lottery.