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Applying for the 2017-18 School Year and Lottery

The application for the 2017-18 school is now available. Since our first year, Galapagos Rockford Charter School has increased in size every year.  Many of our grade levels are in high demand, especially kindergarten.  In order to provide everyone an equal opportunity to enroll their child, Galapagos Rockford Charter School holds an annual lottery.

Galapagos Rockford Charter School has a limited number of spots for new scholars.  In order to be considered for a spot, please fill out a scholar application.  You may complete an application online.  You may also visit either of our campuses and fill out an application in person.  The application process takes approximately five minutes.

In order to have the best opportunity to enroll your child, please fill out an application between December 12, 2016 and March 14, 2017.  Every application received during this time will be placed into the Galapagos Lottery.  The Lottery will be a blind lottery in which scholars’ names will be randomly picked from a lottery drum.  The order in which a scholar is randomly selected will determine his or her standing for a spot in the 2017-18 school year.  Once the number of available positions are filled, each subsequent child will be assigned a position on our wait list based upon the order in which their name is drawn. 

We try our best provide to a spot to as many of the children on the wait list as possible.


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The Galapagos lottery is held on March 21, 2017 and the deadline for applications to be considered for the lottery is March 14, 2017.  The Lottery is open to the public.

Galapagos Rockford Lottery

March 21, 2017 at 5:30pm

Galapagos Rockford Charter School- Lower Academy
2605 School St.
Rockford, IL 61101

You do not need to be present to have your child awarded a seat.  You will be informed by a letter and a by phone call of your child’s position within five days of the lottery.