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How to Apply

The Teaneck Community Charter School admissions period for the 2019 - 2020 school year officially begins on November 1st, 2018. Here are some important dates to keep in mind:
  • November 1st - Application available online (Click HERE to apply).  
    • Haga clic aquí para descargar una solicitud en español.
  • All applications must be filled out completely and require an original parent/guardian signature (or electronic signature on the online application).
  • November 1st - Apply online or Paper applications may be submitted to TCCS via fax (201)833-9225 or mail (563 Chestnut Ave, Teaneck, NJ 07666).
  • November 15th - TCCS will have its first of two open houses for prospective families at 6:30 p.m.
  • December 8th - TCCS will have its second of two open houses for prospective families at 10 a.m.
  • January 4th - Deadline for applications to be included in the school lottery
  • January 11th - TCCS admissions lottery conducted at the school at 4:00 p.m.

Please be aware that siblings of current TCCS students have first priority for admission - provided they apply before the deadline. After siblings, Teaneck residents who applied before the deadline are chosen from a lottery. While all New Jersey residents are eligible to apply, priority is given to Teaneck residents. 


Weighted Lottery:
Any family who can provide evidence of ONE of the following economically disadvantaged criteria will receive a weight of three units in the lottery to two for other students (3:2):
-The child lives in public housing.
-The child lives in Section 8 housing.
-The child or guardian qualifies for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) or Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) benefits.
-The child already qualifies for a free or reduced price lunch in his or her current public school.

Note:  Evidence of any of the above must be submitted by the January 4 deadline to receive the weighted lottery units.  Complete information is available in the application.

If you need more information or help, please call the school at (201) 833-9600.

 

TCCS facts

  • School Day: 8:30 a.m. to 3:15 p.m.
  • Before and After School Program: A before and after school program is organized each year based on need and is provided at cost to participating families.
  • Transportation: Busing is available based on distance from the school
  • School Lunch: Available for a fee. Free or reduced price for eligible children
  • Who Can Enroll: All children from Teaneck are welcome. TCCS does not discriminate based on race, religion, ethnicity, ability or academic performance. All children must be 5 years old by October 1 to enroll in Kindergarten for September. Applications are being accepted for children entering kindergarten and upper grades depending on availability.
  • Lottery: A lottery will be conducted if there are more applications for any grade than spaces available. A waiting list will be established when the lottery is completed.
  • Sibling Preference: All efforts will be made to keep families together. An application must be filed for each child. If a lottery is held, admission of one child does not guarantee admission for siblings. Siblings not admitted by lottery will be placed at the top of a sibling waiting list in the order in which their lottery number was pulled. This waiting list is placed ahead of the general waiting list.