How to Apply
BASCS does not discriminate in its admission policies or practices on the basis of intellectual or athletic ability, measures of achievement or aptitude, status as a handicapped person, proficiency in the English language or any other basis that would be illegal if used by a district board of education. BASCS’s admissions policy is, to the maximum extent practicable, seek the enrollment of a cross-section of the community’s school-age population including racial and academic factors.
WHO CAN APPLY?
As a public open-enrollment charter school system, BASCS welcome all students who meet state age and health requirements. BASCS is an open-enrollment charter school. Students who will attend K thru 8th grades for the next school year from all districts can apply for enrollment. BASCS is a tuition free public charter school.
Is there a deadline for age eligibility for a student to enter kindergarten in a charter school?
Yes, a charter school must enroll a student selected for admission to kindergarten based on the student reaching the age of five in that school year by:
October 1 in accordance with N.J.S.A. 18A:38-5; or
A date earlier than October 1 that is established by the district board of education in which the student resides.
HOW TO APPLY
You need to fill out an application form to apply for enrollment (Click here to download the application form). After filling out the form, there are several ways that you can submit it to the registration office;
1. You can drop it to school office.
2. You can mail it to Registration to BASCS
43 Maple Ave, Hackensack, NJ 07601
3. You can fax it over to 973-253-0110
Enrollment Periods and Rules:
Enrollment for the following school year always starts the first month (January) of current year.At the end of each enrollment period; the following procedures will apply;
• During each recruitment period, the Bergen Arts and Science Charter School will accept applications for admission from prospective students who are either residents (Lodi, Garfield, Hackensack) or nonresidents of the districts.• As applications are received they will be classified and separated as “resident” or “non-resident” per grade level.• First priority for enrollment will be given to resident students who are residents of the City of Hackensack, City of Garfield and Lodi Borough school districts.• At the end of each enrollment period, if there are more applicants from resident and non-resident districts than allotted seats in each grade level, the random lottery drawing in accordance with become necessary for resident and/or non-resident students for that grade level.