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Our Admissions Policies

Thank you for your interest in Susie King Taylor Community School! We are pleased that you are considering applying to our school. 

  • Grades K - 8th

  • 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, 2023.

  • We do NOT have a pre-kindergarten program

How to Apply




The deadline for applications for the 2023- 24 school year will open on Tuesday January 17, 2023 and close on March 23, 2023


Apply Here

Be sure to submit one application for each child and mark the grade they will enter in the next school year.



Held on March 24, 2023


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 during the allotted window or risk losing their child's space in the school.

Priority Categories for the Lottery

  1. Children of SKTCS employees or governing board members

  2. Siblings of currently enrolled students

  3. SKTCS will 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.

  4. Multiple birth siblings (twins, triplets, etc.) are entered as one application and will be admitted together if chosen.

  5. 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.


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