Enrollment Information


Enrollment Information

GREEN Upstate High School is a 9th through 2th Grade school and part of the South Carolina Public Charter School District. Any student in South Carolina may apply to attend tuition-free. The Global Renewable Energy Education Network (GREEN) prepares students in STEM to creatively and responsibly impact our complex world in renewable energy, sustainability and conservation efforts. We believe in a personalized approach to education while actively listening and responding to student needs and concerns.

GREEN Charter Schools are committed to enrolling a diverse student population and abides by the South Carolina statutes that forbid discrimination on the basis of race, national origin, gender, marital status, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, or disability. GREEN shall enroll an eligible student who submits a timely application unless the number of applications exceed the capacity of a program, class, grade level or building. In such cases, all applicants shall have an equal chance of being admitted through a Lottery.

You are invited to our Informational Meeting for Prospective Families the week of Nov 28, 2022. We also encourage you to participate in a school tour during the month of January.

Date

Event

Details

January 5, 2023

Intent to Return Due

  • By this date, all CURRENT students must notify the school whether or not they will be returning for the next school year.
  • These notifications will help us determine how many seats are available in each grade level for the lottery.

Informational Meeting for Prospective Families

  • At this meeting, parents will learn all about GREEN and will be able to tour the school.

December 1, 2022

– January 31, 2023

Open Enrollment

  • Application OPENS for new students on 12/1.
  • *Application CLOSES at midnight on 1/31.
  • Tours will be held during this time.
  • Siblings of current students must apply during this period.
  • Current students DO NOT complete an Application.
  • Only applicants from this time period will be entered into the lottery filling most seats.

School Tours

  • We will not be able to accommodate tours outside these times as we want to minimize the disruptions to our current students.

Week of February 6, 2023

Lottery Drawing and Notifications Sent

  • Applications will be processed and students placed either in an open seat or on a waitlist for their grade level.
  • Once processed, all applicants, regardless of status, will be notified via email. That email will contain next steps.
  • Please do not contact the school for your results as the email will have both your results and the link to accept or decline any seat you may be offered.

February 21, 2023

Acceptance Due

  • All seat offers must be accepted or declined by this date.
  • The application of any student who does not accept or decline the seat they’ve been offered will be automatically discarded once the deadline occurs.
  • If an application is discarded by the system, that seat will be immediately and automatically offered to the next person in line.

March 15, 2023

Enrollment Packets Due

  • All Registration forms must be submitted by this date, or the seat will be offered to the next student on the waitlist.

Saturday, April 15, 2023, 9am-12noon

Family Intake Meeting

(REQUIRED)

  • Families and students will meet with a staff member of the school to review school and family expectations and so that we can answer any questions. Families will be able to purchase school uniforms at this time. This meeting is required for students to attend GREEN Upstate High School.

Wednesday, April 26, 4pm

Family Intake Meeting (MAKE-UP DAY)


*Applications submitted after January 31, 2023 will be placed on the waitlist after all on-time lottery applicants.

Enrollment FAQs

To receive sibling priority, who is considered a “sibling?”

To be considered a “sibling” for purposes of sibling priority, an applicant must share at least one birth, adopted, or foster parent with a student who is currently enrolled at GREEN.

How does sibling priority work at GREEN Charter Schools?

  1. BEFORE the lottery, if you are the sibling of a currently enrolled student (or a child of a staff member), you will be seated before other applicants.
  2. DURING the lottery, if you are a sibling of another applicant and one of you gets a seat, all of your siblings will also get seats IF THERE ARE ENOUGH SEATS still open after the current student’s siblings are seated. If all seats are full, then those siblings who cannot be immediately seated will move to the top of the waitlist with other siblings in the same situation and each of you will be seated as seats become available.
  3. If your application is received AFTER the lottery deadline, most if not all seats will have been filled. Because of this, if you are the sibling of a currently enrolled student (or a child of a staff member or an applicant who has at least one sibling get a seat), you will move to the top of the waitlist with other siblings in the same situation and each of you will be seated as seats become available. We cannot guarantee seats to siblings after the lottery, as most of those seats will have been filled. Please be sure to apply during Open Enrollment.

Once on the waitlist do we have to continue to apply every year?

Yes. Each year we conduct a lottery for every grade in which we have available seats.