Attend the School

We are excited to offer open enrollment for the 2014-2015 school year at Connect Community Charter School. We will have one class each for kindergarten, first, second, and third grades, and two classes each for sixth and seventh grades, and we will accept applications for all of these grades.

Please note: applications for the 2014-2015 school year are not available online. Please attend an information session to receive an application.

Secondary Open Enrollment Window

We have closed our initial open enrollment period and held our initial lottery. All classes are currently full and we have wait lists for each grade.  But it is not too late to apply!  We expect to draw heavily from our wait list as families make choices about their child’s school, so we offer a secondary open enrollment window for those still interested in applying.  We would particularly like to add more sixth graders to our wait list.  Please attend an information session to learn more about the school and receive an application.

Information sessions will all be held at Connect, 635 Oakside Ave., Redwood City. You do not need to let us know you are coming, but please leave plenty of time for parking.

  • Monday, March 10, at 7:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, March 23, at 3:00 p.m.

Application Process and Schedule

Any child may apply to Connect if he or she lives in California and will turn five before September 1, 2014. There is no admission test and no tuition. We give priority to residents of the Redwood City School District.

  • The wait list from the current school year does not carry over to the next year. Students from the current wait list must re-apply.
  • To apply for admission, parents should first attend one of our information sessions. These sessions will give you information about the school and help you decide whether it is a good fit for your child. Please see the schedule below for details on the dates, times, and location.
  • We will hand out applications for admission at our information sessions. For our primary open enrollment period, the application must be completed and returned to us by Friday, January 31 (see the schedule below).
  • If more students wish to attend than we have space for, we will hold a public lottery to choose those who are admitted and to create a wait list. Our lottery will be held Saturday, February 8, 2014 at 2:00.
  • Results of the lottery will be announced by February 10, 2014.  If you have applied, you will hear whether your child will be offered a place immediately or will be placed on the wait list.
  • Families will be asked to accept or decline their place at Connect by Monday, March 3, 2014.
  • To fill any open places, and ensure that as many families as possible have a chance to join our wait list, we will hold a secondary open enrollment period that will close March 31, 2014, and a secondary lottery on April 2 at 7:30 p.m. at Connect.

Information Sessions and School Tour

Families interested in applying to Connect should attend an information session, where we will demonstrate and discuss the school’s philosophy and approach to education. Information sessions will all be held at Connect, 635 Oakside Ave., Redwood City. You do not need to let us know you are coming, but please leave plenty of time for parking.

We will offer information sessions as part of our secondary open enrollment window.  They are:

  • Monday, March 10, at 7:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, March 23, at 3:00 p.m.

For our initial open enrollment period, which concluded January 31, we held five information sessions:

  • Sunday, November 17, 2013 at 3:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, December 11, 2013 at 7:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, January 12, 2014 at 3:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, January 23, 2014 at 7:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, January 26, 2014 at 3:00 p.m.

We will also offer school tours for prospective families. Sign-ups for the school tours will be available at information sessions.

Admission and Lottery Priorities

Students currently enrolled at Connect are automatically offered a place in the next grade. This year, we have students in kindergarten, first, second, and sixth grades, so we expect that next year’s first, second, third, and seventh grades will largely be filled with returning students. However, after we have offered places to all returning students, we may have some spaces available in each available grade, and we will especially need applicants for our kindergarten (one class) and sixth grade (two classes). We fill available spaces in this order:

  • Children of Connect founders and staff
  • Siblings of continuing students enrolled at Connect for the same school year
  • Students who live in the Redwood City School District, in the order chosen during our lottery
  • Students from outside the district, in the order chosen during our lottery

If you have questions about the enrollment process, you can reach us at enroll@connectrwc.org or call the office at (650) 562-7190.

Current Year Wait List

If you would like to be placed on the wait list for the current school year, you may still submit an application. Your child will be placed at the end of the wait list, which will not carry over to next year.  This year, we offer classes for kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, and 6th grades.  Download the application form: English | Spanish or call us if you would like us to mail you one: (650) 562-7193.