Student Admissions

St. Coletta Public Charter School Enrollment

If you live in the District of Columbia you can apply for admission by sending an application for your child to the Admissions Office during the open enrollment period. The office is located at:
St. Coletta of Greater Washington
1901 Independence Avenue SE,
Washington, DC 20003
After we receive the information someone will contact you for a tour.
For Maryland and Virginia Residents
School facade on independence avenue
Young student on a wheelchair

Open Enrollment Information

Because St. Coletta is able to offer spaces to all applicants on our list as of 4/30/2021, a lottery for the 21-22 school year will not be held.

St. Coletta will accept applications for the 2022 – 2023 school year during the open enrollment period, November 1, 2021 through April 29, 2022.  Only applications received during the open enrollment period will be included in the SY 22-23 lottery scheduled for May 12, 2022.  After we receive the application for your child, someone will contact you to schedule a tour with one of our school administrators.

Open Enrollment Period Application for School Year 2022-2023 is CLOSED

Any applications received after the close of the open enrollment period will be placed on our WAIT LIST, but will not be included in the school’s May lottery.

Please submit all applications via DocuSign links below:

St. Coletta Special Ed PCS ApplicationSt. Coletta Special Ed PCS Solicitud de Admisión

The Lottery Process

As per DC Public Charter School Law, selection for admission to the St. Coletta Special Education Public Charter School will be via a random public lottery system. St. Coletta also maintains a wait-list and will offer admission to students on the wait-list as spaces become available.

If a child’s name is selected, the family/guardian will be contacted regarding their intent to enroll their child within the school program. An applicant offered a seat will be required to affirmatively respond to an offer for acceptance in writing within 48 hours. Those applicants not responding within this designated period of time will be removed from the waiting list and be required to reapply should they wish consideration for any future openings.

If there are more names in the lottery pool than spaces available in a house/age level, those students’ names not selected will form a waiting list based on the date in which they completed the application process and went on the lottery pool list. A wait list will be maintained for each of the five house/age levels. All other applications will be placed after them in order of their submission to the waiting list. If a space becomes available during the school year, admissions will be offered to the next student on the waiting list.

No offer shall be made to any student not properly entitled to the available space.

teacher and student in classroom session
teacher and student in classroom session

Maryland and Virginia Residents

St. Coletta of Greater Washington continues to operate a private school in the same building with the DC public charter school. To the children, this is seamless and feels like one school. If you are a Virginia or Maryland resident the IEP process serves as the vehicle for admission through your local school jurisdiction. St. Coletta does not accept private pay students.

 
  • It gives you the opportunity to explore if becoming a special education teacher is right for you, while you get paid as a full-time employee with benefits!”

    Christi
    Special Education Leaders of Tomorrow

  • I learned so much… it has made me a much better and more confident teacher (and human being).”

    David,
    Program Participant
    House 5 Teacher

  • It prepares you for the role as a lead teacher if you plan to grow with the company.”

    Miracle,
    Program Participant,
    Teacher Assistant

  • This program helps guide you through learning a lot of the basics on how to become a teacher and is such an awesome opportunity!”

    Colleen,
    Program Participant,
    Teacher Assistant

  • The program is about stepping outside your comfort zone doing things like speaking at IEP meetings, looking at things from a parent/caregiver perspective, etc.”

    Miracle,
    Program Participant,
    Teacher Assistant

  • I feel so lucky to be at St Coletta.”

    David,
    Program Participant,
    House 5 Teacher

 

Benefits

  • Graduate School Reimbursement Program

  • Health and Dental Insurance

  • Flexible spending account

  • Short and Longer Term Disability and Life Insurance Plan

  • Retirement Plan 403(b) and Employer Contribution Plans

  • Paid time off

  • Parental Leave

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