Our Admissions Policies
Thank you for your interest in Susie King Taylor Community School! We are pleased that you are considering applying to our program. For the 2020-2021 academic year we will offer:
Grades K - 7th
Any student who is a resident of Chatham County and who meets the minimum age and grade requirements may apply
Children entering kindergarten must be at least five years old on or before September 1st of the year they start school
We do not have Pre-Kindergarten
(November 12th 2019 - February 7th, 2020)
Complete the admission application. Make sure to submit one for each child.
(Held February 17, 2019)
Applicants will only be entered into the lottery if they have completed all of the required paperwork.
Students not selected on Lottery Day will be placed on the waiting list in the order their names are drawn. After the lottery all families will be notified of child's acceptance or wait list status. If no lottery is necessary or if spaces remain, admission will continue on a first-come, first-served basis. If a seat becomes available contact will be made via email and/or phone call.
Finalized acceptance and registration into SKTCS is contingent upon verification of information submitted. Parents/guardians must provide all registration materials and accept seat to be enrolled by March 6th, 2020.
Tours of the facility are available on the following dates:
Monday January 6th, 2020 - 10 am - Noon
Saturday January 25th, 2020 - 9 am - 11 am
Thursday March 5th, 2020 - 5 pm - 7 pm
Prospective students are welcomed to accompany parents on these tours. Applicants are encouraged to visit prior to the Lottery. The March 5th Open House will be the final tour of the year.
Priority Categories for the Lottery
Children of SKTCS employees or governing board members
Siblings of currently enrolled students
SKTCS may utilize the available weighted lottery option during our admission process in order to give qualifying educationally disadvantaged students double the chance of being selected for an available seat. Qualifying students must meet one of the following: lives below the poverty line, qualifies for free or reduced lunch, or whose family qualifies for federal benefits including SNAP, TANF, WIC, or Medicare.
Multiple birth siblings (twins, triplets, etc.) will be admitted together if chosen.
If a child from a family with multiple siblings is admitted through the lottery process, all siblings from that family will be admitted at the time of the lottery if space at sibling’s grade level is available. Otherwise siblings not accepted due to lack of space will be placed at the top of the wait list for their grade levels.
Susie King Taylor Community School practices a policy of nondiscrimination on the basis of race, creed, gender, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national and ethnic origin, age, or economic status regarding the receipt and review of applications for admissions.