The Learning Community Charter School is chartered to serve Pre-K 4 through 8th Grade. Pre-K4 has three classes of 15 students each, K – 8 has three classes of 20 students each. The school is open to children throughout Jersey City.
Applications for the 2015-2016 school year will be available starting on Monday, November 3, 2014 until Friday, January 9, 2015 at 3:00 P.M.. A public lottery will be held on Thursday, January 15, 2015 at 6:00 P.M. in the school auditorium.
School Visits and Open Houses will be held on the following dates:
Saturday, November 8th, 2014 – Tours are given at 10:00, 10:30, 11, 11:30 A.M.
Saturday, December 6th, 2014 – Tours are given at 10:00, 10:30, 11, 11:30 A.M.
Monday, December 22nd, 2014 – Tours are given at 6:00 and 6:30 P.M.
Friday, January 9th, 2015 – Tours are given at 9:00 and 9:30 A.M.
All applications will be treated the same as long as they were submitted between 11/3/2014 and 1/9/2015 at 3:00 P.M. Applications received after 3:00 P.M. on 1/9/15 will not be included in the lottery. Applications should be submitted for the grade that is appropriate for the age of the student. Applications will not be accepted for the lottery if the grade is for a grade ahead of the appropriate birth year. Siblings of currently enrolled students are automatically accepted if a space becomes available (upon handing in an application) and do not have to participate in the lottery. If space is not available, siblings are placed at the top of the waiting list.
The Lottery determines who gets admitted for the spaces available, and, if not admitted in what order the placement will be on the waiting list. As openings occur, children from the waiting list will be invited into the school. If they do not respond or if they decline, they lose their place on the list and the next child will be called. The waiting list will be used only for the school year drawn. The waiting list established at the lottery held on January 9, 2014 will be used to fill openings that occur this academic year from June 27, 2014 through June 25, 2015. On June 26, 2015 we will start using the list established at the January 15, 2015 lottery. An applicant who is on the list and not accepted must re-apply and re-enter the lottery the following year. Any openings occurring during the current school year will be filled from the waiting list established at the previous years' lottery.
In order to recruit a student body that reflects Jersey City's vast cultural and economic diversity, the school conducts an extensive outreach campaign to recruit students from all neighborhoods. The school publishes notices and places ads in local newspapers and community publications. If a student is accepted families must provide proof of Jersey City residency.