Pursuant to O.C.G.A Section 20-2-2066(a), there is no Admissions Criteria for acceptance to Oglethorpe Charter School other than living in the Savannah-Chatham County School District. Interested Parents or Guardians must obtain and submit an Admissions Application by the designated annual deadlines as outlined on the school website and at the school. There are three scheduled Open Houses in January where parents can tour the school, ask questions and learn more about our school program. If the number of applications exceeds the capacity of the school program, all applicants will have an equal chance of being admitted through a random selection process known as the Enrollment Lottery. Preference will be given to any sibling of a currently enrolled student and to children of a teacher or staff member.
Applications for new students interested in applying for the 2021-22 school year will be available online and at the school beginning November 30, 2020 until January 13, 2021. All applications must be completed and hand-delivered to OCS no later than 3:00 PM, January 13, 2021.
In order to allow parents to learn more about the wonderful programs OCS has to offer, a series of Admission Information Sessions will be held. The dates and times of these sessions will be as follows:
Thursday, January 7, 2021 at 5:00 PM
Tuesday, January 12, 2021 at 5:00 PM
Wednesday, January 13, 2021 at 9:00 AM
If the number of applications exceeds the capacity of the school program, Oglethorpe Charter School will conduct an Enrollment Lottery. The 2021-22 Lottery will be conducted in the Martha Giddens Nesbit Theatre at OCS on January 15, 2021 at 8:30 AM. The Lottery results will be posted on the OCS website by 3:00 PM January 15, 2021. Acceptance letters will be mailed January 19, 2021.