Enrolling in an Approved Charter School
- Cornville Regional Charter School
- The Maine Academy of Natural Sciences
- Enrollment in a Charter School in Maine
- Learn more about the authorized Charter Schools at the Maine Charter School Commission website
Cornville Regional Charter School
The Cornville Regional Charter School in Cornville has openings for student enrollment for the 2012-2013 academic year.
For each K through 6th grade student wishing to enroll, a written declaration of intent to enroll is required.
Declarations may be mailed to CRCS, 1192 West Ridge Road, Cornville, ME 04976 but in any event must be received before the end of the enrollment period: 5 PM, Tuesday September 4th, 2012. No declarations can be accepted after that date.
For more information, write to the CRCS, call 207.474.7812 or visit at Facebook/CornvilleRegionalCharterSchool.
Admissions lottery: September 5th
Time and place (tentative): 6:00pm, at the American Legion Post #16 on Route 201 in Skowhegan.
View or download enrollment form. (PDF E-Form; 231KB)
The Maine Academy of Natural Sciences
The Maine Academy of Natural Sciences in Hinckley has openings for student enrollment for the 2012-2013 academic year.
The application period closes Tuesday, September 4, 2012.
Interested high school students should contact the Director of Admissions at 207.238.4000 to request more information or visit the Academy’s website at www.means-gwh.org to complete an application.
Further questions may be sent to The Maine Academy of Natural Sciences, P. O, Box 159, Hinckley, ME 04944
Enrollment in a Charter School in Maine
Under Maine’s charter school law, any student residing in the State of Maine may enroll in a public charter school.
Enrollment cannot be denied based on where the student lives within Maine, nor on the basis of race, ethnicity, national origin, religion, gender, sexual orientation, disability, income level, limited English proficiency, or academic or athletic ability.
Charter school enrollment may be limited as follows:
- Enrollment may be limited to students of specific ages or grade levels
- Enrollment is not on a first-come, first-enrolled basis. Each school has an enrollment window and if student interest within that window exceeds capacity, the names of all interested students are placed in a pool and drawn at random
- The charter school law limits the number of students who can be drawn from surrounding schools districts in the first 3 years of a charter school’s operation. No more than 5% of a grade level can be drawn from school administrative units with fewer than 500 students, and no more than 10% of a grade level can be drawn from school administrative units with 500 or more students.
Charter school slots may be reserved only for certain students, as follows:
- A charter school must give preference to its prior year students and to their siblings.
- A charter school may give preference to the children of charter school founders, board members and full-time staff, but not more than 10% of the student body