Our Application Process
All completed applications received during the Open Enrollment Period (November 5, 2018-January 09, 2019) are placed in the electronic Lottery without regard to preference status. Email notifications will be sent to all student applicants indicating their status. Those student families who are offered admission but fail to respond within the acceptance time will be deemed to have declined the offer of admission and forfeit their right to enrollment. Please read our Admissions Policy for detailed information on our Lottery process.
STEP ONE: (PRE) REGISTER YOUR CHILD WITH YOUR RESIDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT
Children MUST BE age 5 on or before August 31, 2019 in order to apply for Kindergarten.
If you reside in Appoquinimink School District, you can only submit an online application for an incoming Kindergartener AFTER they register at one of the Appoquinimink Kindergarten Registration events typically held in November & December.
If your child currently attends a private or home school, you MUST pre-register them with your Resident School District in order to apply.
Applications for children who are NOT pre-registered/registered with their RESIDENT school district by close of Open Enrollment (Jan. 09, 2019) will be considered as INCOMPLETE & NOT included in our Lottery.
If you do not know your Resident School District please click the link for information on what you need to bring and where to go to complete this requirement.
Submit an application online between November 5, 2018 and 4:00pm on January 9, 2019. Note: High school applicants will need to upload required documents into the application.
STEP THREE: HIGH SCHOOL APPLICANTS ONLY
High School applicants will need to upload the following required documents into their application: Final prior year and current year report cards and a copy of most recent standardized test results
High School applicants must also select a date/time and complete the placement test in order for the application to be considered complete for Lottery.
Applicants will be notified of their status, either an offer of enrollment or waitlist, by the last day of February. Families have until March 15, 2019 to respond to an enrollment offer.
WE ARE MOVING TO DELAWARE, HOW DO I APPLY?
The State of Delaware REQUIRES applicants to be a resident of Delaware WHEN they apply. Therefore you MUST BE LIVING in the state by the second Wednesday of January in order to submit an online application and be included in our Lottery.
If you have a Purchase Agreement or are Under Contract for Purchase/New Construction, you must make settlement and be residing in the home prior to the Open Enrollment close on the second Wednesday of January. Based on prior years, we anticipate only the High School campus having capacity to accept late applications.
You will be required to (pre) register your child with your Resident School District in order to complete your lottery application, the Resident School District will need proof of current in-state residency to complete the (pre) registration.
WE ARE MOVING TO APPOQUINIMINK DISTRICT, HOW DO I RECEIVE PREFERENCE?
For families who are under contract for purchase/new construction or planning to move: Under state law families are NOT permitted to use a future address in your application. The purchase/settlement MUST be completed, and you must be living in the district to receive a preference. Offers of enrollment require a proof of residency, if an applicant cannot provide, the school may revoke the offer of enrollment.
For applicants who use their current Delaware address then move into the Appoquinimink District after the second Wednesday of January, which is the close of the state's Open Enrollment period, a copy of the proof of residency (a recent utility bill with service address such as water, electric, etc) can be brought to the office and the preference will be applied to your application.
DO YOU OFFER EARLY ADMISSION?
MOT Charter School does NOT accept early admissions. Incoming Kindergarten students MUST BE age 5 on or before August 31st to be placed in the Lottery.
WHAT IS THE DRESS CODE?
MOT Charter School has a dress code for all students:
- Pants, shorts, skirts are either navy or khaki color
- K-8 Academy: Polo shirts in navy, red, yellow or white
- High School: Polo shirts with logo in black, navy, red or white - which are ordered through one of our school uniform vendors.
WHAT ARE THE SCHOOL HOURS?
- K-8 Academy: 8:30am - 3:30pm
- High School: 7:25am - 2:25pm
DO YOU PROVIDE BUS TRANSPORTATION? Yes, however transportation is not provided for after school sports, clubs or activities.
- Within Appoquinimink District buses pick-up at the local developments
- For High School students living outside of Appoquinimink District there are Hub stops - such as Bear Library, Fox Run and Peoples Plaza. Parents are responsible for transporting their students to and from these hub locations to have their student use bus transportation. Bus stop times change each year, please visit the Parent/Family Resources sections of our website for current bus information.
IF I AM NOT OFFERED ENROLLMENT DO I REAPPLY NEXT YEAR? Applications are only valid for one (1) school year. All applicants are required to submit an application each year (even if an application was submitted in the prior year) during the Open Enrollment Period. The waiting list does not carry over year after year.
- Thursday, October 18, 2018: K-8 ACADEMY OPEN HOUSE from 6:00-7:30 PM
- Sunday, October 28, 2018: HIGH SCHOOL OPEN HOUSE from 2:00-4:00 PM
- Monday, November 5, 2018: Open Enrollment BEGINS
- Wednesday, January 19, 2019: Open Enrollment CLOSES at 4:00 PM
- Admissions Notification will be emailed by the end of February, 2019
A high school should be chosen because it fits the student’s needs and interests, and it feels like home - not because the school is new, it has winning teams or a good reputation (since many do), or a friend goes there. The best way to discover what a high school is really all about is to “shadow.” Shadowing means that a prospective student spends a school day following a current high school student. MOT Charter High School offers shadow days to help you decide if our school is the the right fit for you.
For families who are unable to attend the October Open House event, tours will offer you a glimpse of what a child experiences at MOT Charter's K-8 Academy. Since tours are conducted during a school day, please note that they are for adults only. During the tour, parents/guardians will see class in session including our related arts programs including music, Spanish, art, among others. Information is also provided on class schedule, testing, differentiated learning, cafeteria program, after-school activities, and parental involvement requirements.
If you have read the MOT Charter School K-12 Admissions Policy and still have questions, please feel free to contact us.
We respectfully request that you wait until after March 1, 2017 to inquire on the status of your student's enrollment and/or wait list status as this information will not be available prior to that date.