Providence, RI - Rhode Island charter schools continue to receive
overwhelming demand from parents and families seeking to enroll their students.
Each year, Rhode Island charter schools conduct admissions lotteries on March 1st
to enroll students for the following school year. This year, the 18 charter school members of
the R.I. League of Charter Schools collectively received a total of 12,002
applications for 1,028 total available seats. 10,974 applicants will be placed
on waiting lists for admission.
Rhode Island charter schools remain is strong demand from parents and families
throughout the state who want high-quality public education opportunities for
their children” said Keith A. Oliveira, Executive Director of the R.I. League
of Charter Schools. “Rhode Island parents and families recognize the success of
our charter schools in providing high-quality academic programming and our
welcoming school environments. Parents want the opportunities that our charters
provide. Unfortunately, the number of available seats in our charter schools
remains far below the number of students seeking to enroll.” said Mr.
Rhode Island League of Charter Schools was created in 2001 and represents 18
member charter schools across Rhode Island. Its mission is to expand the role
of charter schools within Rhode Island’s public education landscape and to
advocate for public education choice.