It’s never too late to apply!
Did you miss the lottery deadline? You can still submit an application for your child to attend Galapagos in the 2017-18 school year. Just follow the link to apply on this page. When additional seats are opened, new applicants will be contacted to attend orientation sessions. We would love the opportunity to serve your family by giving your child an excellent, college-prep elementary experience!
Did you win the lottery?
Congratulations! We are so excited that your family has made the decision to join the Galapagos family! We promise to work hard every day to serve your child’s needs. You will receive an acceptance letter in the mail with more information about what you will need to bring to orientation. All families must attend a new scholar orientation in order to fully register for the upcoming school year. You will be contacted (by phone) with orientation information by a member of our team.
If you have any questions about the orientation process or believe you are missing information, please contact Brandy Wren, Campus Manager at (815) 708-7946.
Did you get put on the waitlist?
Don’t despair! Many families placed on the wait list are offered positions due to new spaces becoming available in certain grade levels. As positions become available, Galapagos Rockford will contact applicants from the beginning of the waiting list. We expect to be able to offer positions over the next three months and throughout the summer.
When a position becomes available you will have one week from the time of notification to inform Galapagos of your intent to enroll your child for the 2017-18 school year.
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 17, 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.
The Galapagos lottery for the 2017-18 school year was held on March 21, 2017 and the deadline for applications to be considered for the lottery was March 17, 2017.