Schools Enrollment

AppleTree_SW-20AppleTree Early Learning Public Charter School is an engaging, full-day, tuition-free public charter preschool welcoming all children living in the District of Columbia.

We are in the post-lottery season of enrollment. If you were matched with AppleTree and failed to complete the registration and enrollment to secure your child’s seat for SY19/20, you will need to reapply to AppleTree and its partner schools through the MSDC post-lottery process.

We are contacting families on all our campus waitlist roster as seats become available. If you are awaiting a call, please be ready to submit your documents to secure your child’s seat. The waitlist timeline is five (5) business days from the date of the offer. The instructions below outline the next steps:

  • 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-3:30pm
Wednesday is the central office enrollment team administrative day; therefore, no proof of residency will be accepted.
Friday: 9:00am-3:00pm

Please check with your campus directly for summer office hours. The school contact information is available on the school page.

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:

If you have questions, please send an email to

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.

For information regarding SFA free and reduced price school meals, please check here.