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Registration / Enrollment Process

1. Once a slot in a grade is available, Admissions Personnel will notify the applicants on the waiting list by lottery-selected order, to proceed with the registration/enrollment process.

2. Enrollment paperwork may be submitted in multiple ways including in person, by mail, or electronically.

3. Admissions Personnel will review all student documents received.

4. The deadline for enrollment paperwork is flexible for families, so long as they keep in contact with the Admissions Office and the required enrollment documentation is provided. After the child has completed all enrollment steps they will be permitted to attend school as early as the next school day, but no later than five (5) business days of the school's receipt of the required documentation. 

5. We do not require school-wide re-enrollment paperwork each school year. All students currently enrolled and attending automatically re-enroll for the following school year.​

6. The following items are required for enrollment per the guidelines outlined in

BEC 24 P.S. § 13-130-§13-1306 for all students except for those who are homeless:

a. Proof of child’s age

b. Immunizations required by law

c. Proof of residency

d. Parent Registration Statement

e. Home Language Survey


7. The following items may be helpful for enrollment but are not required:

a. Health or Physical Examination information

b. Academic Records

c. Attendance Records

d. Individualized Education Program, if applicable, and any other Special Education documents

e. Any other records the parent wishes to provide to the school

8. Admissions Personnel will give the nurse or designee a copy of the immunization records to review and verify that immunizations are up-to-date.

9. If immunizations are not up-to-date, the nurse or designee will give the parent a missing immunization letter informing them of which immunizations the student is missing.

10. Once a parent has completed the enrollment paperwork, the Admissions Personnel will review all paperwork to ensure it is complete.

11. If a student is enrolled for the upcoming school year, the Admissions Personnel will provide any necessary documentation such as School Calendar, Summer Reading list (for High School Students), and uniform list to the parent/student.

11. The Admissions Personnel will inform the guidance counselors of all new high school students for scheduling purposes.

12. If the student enrolls during the school year, the Admissions Personnel will provide the parent/student with a School Calendar, Uniform List, and Contact Sheet, and inform the parent of the student’s start date. New High School students will be provided with a student ID card, year pin  and flag pin. Students in grades 5-8 will receive a student ID.

13. In accordance with the Philadelphia Fair Practices Ordinance every aspect of CAP is dedicated to providing a quality education while keeping in mind the special needs of our students. CAP is a multi-racial, multi-ethnic, and multi-religious, and inclusive family that holds camaraderie and cooperation as essential values. CAP does not discriminate based on race, color, sex, gender, sexual preference, religion, disability, or ethnic or national origin, but rather seeks to empower the diverse young people of Philadelphia through a productive and satisfying school program.