Lottery FAQs

Do you accept the common application printed by NYC DOE?

Yes we do. Please make sure the application is received by the regular application deadline.

What grades are we enrolling at VOICE Charter school?

For 2019-2020, we will have Kindergarten through eighth grade. The enrollment lottery for the next academic year will be held in the spring of 2019, though we do accept applications for the current waitlist throughout the year.

Who can apply to VOICE Charter school?

Admission to VOICE Charter School is free and open to all students in New York State. However, returning students, siblings of returning students, and students living in Community School District 30 are given preference. See our admissions homepage for more information.

How do I find out what Community School District (CSD) I live in?

To find out your CSD, please visit the New York City Department of Education website (Click Here). At the top of the page, select and/or type in the required fields (Borough, Address #, Street Prefix (if any), and Street Name) and then click on "Go." If you have any difficulties accessing the website, please contact the Office of Family Engagement and Advocacy at (212) 374-2323 or your local Department of Education enrollment office.

Is there an open house?

We will hold one open house on March 5, 2019 in the afternoon. Please email to RSVP.

Why can't we call the school about admissions questions or just stop by?

Last year we received over 1000 inquiries and more than 1200 applications, and the first responsibility of our school staff is the safety and education of our currently enrolled students. So that we can provide you with accurate information for you to make the best decision about your child's education, we have hired specially trained staff to follow up on your inquiries.

Why can't I just hand in my application to the school?

We have set up a special mailbox to receive applications. Last year, we received more than 2000 applications and the first responsibility of our school staff is the safety and education of our currently enrolled students. We have hired specially trained staff to receive and process applications.

The application asks for my child's student identification number? What if I don't know it?

Your child's Pre-Kindergarten teacher (or school) may know it. If not, no problem. Just leave that space blank.

I have a lot more questions. How do I get them answered?

Please email us at