Enrollment

AppleTree Early Learning Public Charter School is an engaging, full-day, tuition-free public charter preschool welcoming all children living in the District of Columbia. Read here about what sets AppleTree apart.

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The SY19/20 MSDC Common Lottery Matched Family enrollment process will end on Wednesday, May 1st at 5:00PM. If you were matched and failed to complete the enrollment process to secure your child’s seat at AppleTree or its partner schools by May 1st, you have forfeited your child’s seat and we will start offering all unaccepted seats to families on our waiting list starting Thursday, May 2nd.
All AELPCS and partner schools will begin to contact Waitlist Families no later than Monday, May 6th. Waitlist families, please be prepared to complete the enrollment process by following these steps in order:
  • Once you receive your offer letter, complete the online registration with snapcode that will be provided to you in your offer letter.
  • New families and returning families enrolling new students will need to submit their proof of DC residency at our main office located at The Arc West, 1801 Mississippi Ave, SE, Washington, DC 20020, 3rd floor.
  • Once your DC residency has been accepted and approved, you will be given a residency verification card
  • Take the residency verification card to your campus and submit it with the required school documents to complete the enrollment process and secure your child’s seat.

These instructions are repeated in your offer letter and they are without exception, so please secure your child’s seat by (1)completing your online registration, (2)submitting your DC proof of residency to the central office and (3)submitting the required documents to your campus.  You have five (5) business days to complete and secure your child’s seat for SY20. The required documents are:

Central Office Residency Acceptance Office hours: Walk-ins are acceptable between the following times:

Monday, Tuesday and Thursday: 9:00am-1:00pm and 2:00pm-5:00pm
Friday: 9:00am-1:00pm and 2:00pm-5:30pm.
Wednesday is the central office enrollment team administrative day; therefore, no proof of residency will be accepted.
Please reach out to your campus for walk-in and appointment times.

New and Returning Families

***Please note.  All new AELPCS families and returning families enrolling new students must first submit proof of DC residency at our Central Office located at 1801 Mississippi Ave, SE.  After your DC residency has been accepted and approved, you will be given a residency completion ticket to then go to your matched campus and submit the school required documents.  PROOF OF DC RESIDENCY MUST BE APPROVED BY CENTRAL OFFICE IN ORDER TO CONTINUE THE PROCESS TO SECURE YOUR CHILD’S ENROLLMENT.

Additional Information:

Learn more about AppleTree Schools here. Read here about what sets AppleTree apart.

See the 2018-19 AppleTree Early Learning PCS Parent Handbook that may answer many of your questions.

If you have questions, please send an email to enrollment@appletreeinstitute.org

For information about AppleTree Early Learning PCS work fulfilling the Child Find Policy that includes identifying, locating and evaluating AppleTree students with disabilities, read this document.