Admission is open to all New York City students by application and lottery, with priority given to children who live in the Community School District where the school is located and to siblings of students currently attending the school.
Under the law, charter schools must have a fair and open admissions process. They must do outreach and recruitment in all parts of the community they serve. If there are more applicants than available seats, many charters use a lottery to randomly pick which students to accept. Many charter schools also have waiting lists.