Our Admissions

Elaine Riddick Charter School (ERCS) opens in August 2021 and will serve grades K-4. Each year, the school will add another grade until reaching Grade 8. Once a student is accepted into the school, the student is not required to reapply each year.  For example, a student who is accepted in Kindergarten may remain enrolled in the school until the completion of Grade 8 without having to submit a new application each year. 

ERCS’s Initial Student Enrollment Application can be filled out by Clicking Here.  ERCS is a free school of choice that selects students chosen in a random lottery. In order to be eligible, you must apply in person or using our online application form.

   Students which are " Educationally Disadvantaged" shall have their chances of being selected number place in the lottery drawing (2X) which accordingly increases their chances of being selected in the lottery drawing.  " Educationally Disadvantaged" shall include (1) students who are economically disadvantaged in accordance with federal poverty guidelines used to determine free or reduced-price lunch eligibility, (2) students with disabilities, (3) students who are English language learners, (4) Homeless students, (5) Immigrant or Migrant students, and (5) Unaccompanied students (not residing with parents, including students who have been adjudicated as " delinquent" by the courts). 
The process is laid out below. Please contact us if you have any further questions!


Fill out the Application Form on our Website


Stay in touch during the open enrollment period so that you are aware if your student is selected in the lottery!


Fill out final enrollment forms to confirm your student's attendance at our school. 

The current Open Enrollment Period is from January 15th, 2021 to February 25th, 2021 for Grades K-4.