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Admissions & Enrollment

Thank you for your interest in UCCS! We are a tuition-free, public charter school serving grades K-12.


Apply to Urban Choice!

Urban Choice Charter School is a free, public school that enrolls students in grades K-8. Students who will turn five years old on or before December 1st of the school year for which enrollment is sought may submit an application. When the school is fully enrolled, Urban Choice maintains a waitlist. Both the applications and the waitlist are kept for one year. Applications for the 2021-2022 school year will be accepted between December 1, 2020 and April 1, 2021.

Applications can be completed through Alternatively, you can call our main office at (585) 288-5702 and complete the over the phone with a trained staff member.

Enrollment for new students is conducted by lottery from the pool of applications received (see below for more information about the lottery). Please note: If you completed an application and were placed on the waiting list during the 2020-2021 academic year, you must complete the application for SY 2021-2022.

Returning students, siblings of returning students, and children whose primary residence is within the City of Rochester boundaries will receive first preference. English language learners and students with disabilities are encouraged to apply and will receive preference in the case of a lottery.

The Urban Choice Charter School will continue to accept enrollment applications throughout the year, however, applications received after the lottery date will automatically be put on the waitlist.

Enrollment Lottery

Generally, Urban Choice seats are very limited and the number of students who apply is greater than the number of seats available. When this occurs, the school holds a lottery in accordance with its Charter. We use a non-partisan, third-party firm to conduct the lottery process. During any school closure period pursuant to an Executive Order of the Governor related to the COVID-19 crisis, the lottery will be held remotely by videoconferencing and the public shall have an opportunity to view it live. In this event, the notice of the lottery will also be posted on our website and the videoconference shall be recorded and later transcribed.

The 2021–2022 Urban Choice Charter School lottery will be held April 6, 2021 at 9:00AM.  All applicants will receive an email and/or text message indicating the child’s acceptance or wait list status. 

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Non-Discrimination Statement

Urban Choice shall not discriminate against or limit the admission of any student on any unlawful basis, including on the basis of ethnicity, national origin, gender, disability, intellectual ability, measures of achievement or aptitude, athletic ability, race, creed, national origin, religion or ancestry. Urban Choice may not require any action by a student or family (such as an admission test, interview essay, attendance at an information session, etc.) in order for an applicant to either receive or submit an application for admission.