Today is the deadline to submit your application for the 2015-2016 academic year. Applications received after the April 1st deadline will be added to our waitlist.
The lottery drawing will be held Wednesday, April 8, 2015 here at Sisulu-Walker Charter School of Harlem at 6pm. Prior to the lottery we will open our doors for an Open House Mixer starting at 5pm. During this time you are welcome to tour our building, meet the principal and a few of our teachers and staff.
Your attendance at the drawing is not mandatory, as you will be directly notified if your child is selected. The lottery is completely random with select preferences built in. We provide lottery preferences for siblings of current or accepted students and applicants in Sisulu’s Community School District (CSD 3).
We here at Sisulu-Walker Charter School of Harlem look forward to meeting you and the possibility of you joining our Jamii (jamii is Swahili for community).
Thank you for your interest in Sisulu-Walker Charter School of Harlem!
By law, Sisulu-Walker Charter School of Harlem must accept students by a random lottery, with preference given to applicants of siblings and from District 3. On April 1, 2014, our public lottery was held for available Kindergarten through Fifth Grade seats.
According to lottery results, students were either accepted or placed on the waiting list to attend Sisulu-Walker Charter School of Harlem for the school year 2014-2015. The waiting list will remain valid throughout Grades K-5, and if at any time a seat opens up you will be notified immediately.
Applicants who submitted their application after the April 1 deadline will automatically be added to our waitlist. If you wish to have your child removed from the waitlist, please contact us as soon as possible.
Sisulu-Walker Charter School of Harlem’s mission is to prepare K – 5 students living in and around Central Harlem for matriculation to outstanding public, private and parochial middle and high schools by nurturing their intellectual, emotional, artistic and social development. Thank you again for your interest in Sisulu-Walker Charter School of Harlem. Please contact us if you have any questions or concerns about the lottery procedure and/or results.
Frequently Asked Questions
What if I didn't get accepted? You will remain on a waitlist while spots are offered to the people admitted. If the family of a selected student does not contact the school within the allotted time frame, their name is removed from the the waitlist and the next eligible candidate is offered the position. Keep in mind that families frequently apply to more than one school and may not take the spot that is offered to them. If you are on the waitlist, it does not mean that you will not be offered a spot at some point in the future.
If I'm on the waitlist, and I really want to get in, how often should I call to check on my status? Please call as often as you'd like, but weekly would seem sufficient. Just call (212) 663-8216 option 1 and Ms. Flowers will be happy to assist you!
We are now accepting lottery applications for kindergarten through fifth grade for the 2014–2015 academic school year! There are three ways you can enter your child into the Sisulu-Walker Charter School of Harlem's Lottery:
· Complete the Common Online Charter Application
· Download and print a paper application (CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD)
The application deadline is Tuesday, April 1, 2014 for all applications (online, mail, fax, email or in-person). Applications received after the April 1st deadline will be added to our waitlist.
The lottery drawing will be held Friday, April 4, 2014 here at Sisulu-Walker Charter School of Harlem. Your attendance at the drawing is not mandatory, as you will be directly notified if your child is selected. The lottery is completely random with select preferences built in. We provide lottery preferences for siblings of current or accepted students and applicants in Sisulu’s Community School District (CSD).
We hope you like our new online portal. We hope to keep you informed of all the aspects of interest to our students, staff and community. We will keep you informed about all important information concerning Sisulu-Walker Charter school.
If you are interested in entering your child into the Sisulu-Walker Charter School of Harlem's Lottery, please complete the Enrollment Application for 2013-2014 Lottery online.
(Click on Enrollment Application link above to be taken to the online application.)
Paper applications are currently available for pick up from the school.
The application deadline is Monday, April 8, 2013. Paper applications must be received in our office by 4:00pm on April 8th, mailed applications must be postmarked by April 8th and received by April 10th. We are not responsible for lost or misplaced mail.
The lottery drawing will be held Thursday, April 11, 2013 here at Sisulu-Walker Charter School of Harlem. You need not be present, you will be notified by phone if your child's name is drawn. You will be notified by email or mail if your child is placed on the waiting list.