Frequently Asked Questions
Q: How are children enrolled in CAP Charter School?
A: Children who already attend the school will automatically move to the next grade if they meet the academic requirements. For new students wishing to enroll in our school, under the Charter School Law students must reside in the school district where the school resides, in our case Philadelphia School District. After open enrollment closes available slots are determined. If there are more students wishing to enroll, then available spots, a lottery is drawn to help determine which students will be enrolled. The applicants who are not chosen at the beginning of the school year will be placed on a waiting list in the order that they were chosen from the lottery.
Q: How can I obtain an application for my child to attend?
Q: When do parents/guardians find out if their child has been accepted for enrollment at CAP?
A: Along with the “Intent to Enroll” parents/guardians receive a list of our lottery dates. The lottery is public and held at the school. Parents/guardians are welcome to attend, but please bring your lottery numbers assigned to your child. If a parent/guardian is present at one of the lotteries they will know if their child was placed on the waiting list.
Q: Is the application process the same for siblings of current CAP students?
Q: How long is the waiting list valid?
Q: What happens if a slot becomes available during the school year?
Q: Are there school uniforms?
Q: Is transportation provided to the students?
Q: Does Community Academy of Philadelphia CS provide breakfast and/or lunch for students?
Q: What is the length of the school day?
Q: Does CAP provide any Support Services for its students and parents/guardians?
A: Our school provides the following Support Services:
English as a Second Language
For further detailed information please refer to the support service tab on our website by clicking here.
Q: Does CAP provide any Extracurricular Activities for High School students?
Q: Does CAP provide any Extracurricular Activities for Elementary Division students?
Q: What is a Charter School?
Q: What are the benefits of a Charter School?
A: The intention of most charter school legislation is to:
Increase opportunities for learning and access to quality education for all students
Create choice for parents/guardian and students within the public school system
Provide a system of accountability for results in public education
Encourage innovative teaching practices
Create new professional opportunities for teachers
Encourage community and parent involvement in public education