Christa McAuliffe Charter to hold 6th Grade Lottery Tuesday; Deadline To Apply Is Monday

FRAMINGHAM – The Christa McAuliffe Charter School in Framingham will be conducting a lottery on Tuesday, August 20 to fill a small number of sixth-grade seats open for the 2019-20 school year.

The online lottery application can be filled out by going to

The school will accept applications through midnight on Monday, August 19.

The lottery will be held on Tuesday, August 20, during which the school will accept five incoming sixth graders. The lottery will be held at the school (139 Newbury Street, Framingham) and will be conducted by Lisa Mandozzi, Executive Director, and Jeanne Sherlock, Chief Operating Officer, both of the Metrowest YMCA. An ordered waitlist will be built after the initial five, 6th grade slots are filled.

The school’s enrollment policy outlines a lottery and admissions process that follows the state charter school laws and regulations that call for a blind lottery:
● The first preference goes to students who are residents of Ashland, Framingham, Holliston, Hopkinton, Marlborough, Natick, Southborough, and Sudbury. Students who live in these towns/cities will be selected through the random electronic lottery tool.
● Students who live outside of the eight-town region may also apply to the lottery; the school draws from the non-regional pool after all regional student names have been drawn.
● A waitlist will be established for applicants who are not selected from the lottery.

Students selected in the lottery and those accepted off of the waitlist have ten business days to submit forms to enroll in the charter school. As spots open up, the school will invite students off of the ordered waitlist. The waitlist will be maintained during the course of the 2019-20 school year and students may be invited off of the waitlist through February 15, 2020.

Contact the admissions department with any questions:, 508-879- 9000 x.604.

The Christa McAuliffe Charter School is a mission-driven expeditionary learning public school for students in grades 6 – 8. The school’s hands-on curriculum cultivates high levels of student engagement, responsibility for learning, and enduring character growth.

Framingham Source Editor Susan Petroni

Susan Petroni Framingham Source Editor Email: Phone: 508-315-7176

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