Enrollment Information


2024-2025 GREEN Charter Schools Enrollment Timeline for New Students


Date

Event

Details

November 27th 6pm

Informational Meetings for Prospective Families

  • Parents/Legal Guardians will learn all about GREEN Charter Schools and are invited to tour the school.

December 1, 2023 -

January 31, 2024

Open Enrollment Period

  • Our online application OPENS in our GREEN Charter Schools Online Enrollment Portal on 12.1.23.
  • The February lottery will only include the names of those students for whom we have received a completed application by 1.31.24.
  • New students who are a sibling of a current student must apply during this period to receive sibling preference.

December - January

(TBD per campus)

School Tours

  • Each campus will post the specific dates/times for tours on their website.
  • We are unable to accommodate tours outside of these scheduled events in order to minimize any disruptions.

Week of February 5, 2024

Lottery Drawing and Notifications Sent

  • The lottery will be run, and students will be placed either in an open seat or on a waitlist for their grade level.
  • All applicants will be notified of their enrollment status for 2024-2025 via email.
  • This email will also provide a link to accept or decline any seat offered.
  • Please do not contact the school for your results

February 22, 2024

Acceptance Due Deadline

  • All offers must be accepted or declined by this date. No exceptions.
  • The application of any student who does not accept or decline the seat offered will be automatically discarded once this deadline occurs.
  • If an application is discarded by the system, that seat will be immediately offered to the next student on the waitlist.

March 14, 2024

All Enrollment Forms Due in Enrollment Portal

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

Dates and Times TBD by each campus.

Family Join Up! Meetings

  • Families and students will meet with staff from the school to review expectations and to ask questions. Families will also be able to purchase school uniforms at this time.

Enrollment FAQs

GREEN Upstate High School is a 9th through 12th 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.

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.