If you are interested in applying to our networking schools (Bergen, Passaic, Paterson, or Hudson ASCS), please make sure that you apply to them separately.
Charter schools first accept applications from students living within the charter school’s local school district. If places are unfilled, out-of-district children can then be accepted. Local school districts for iLearn Schools are as follows:
Bergen-ASCS: Garfield, Hackensack, and Lodi
Passaic-ASCS: Passaic and Clifton
Hudson-ASCS: Jersey City and Kearny
Since more students register for a place in the school than there are spaces available, students are selected for admission by random lottery.
Siblings of students enrolled receive preference for acceptance into their respective schools. Siblings must complete and file applications prior to the lottery date.
Kindergarten Age Eligibility Deadline: Students must reach the age of five by
Bergen-ASCS: October 1st
Passaic-ASCS: October 31st (Clifton Residents - October 1st)
Paterson -ASCS: October 31st
Hudson -ASCS: October 1st
You can check your application status at any time through our automated communication system
Bergen ASCS (K-3) - Elementary
Bergen ASCS (4-8) - Middle
Bergen ASCS (9-12) - High
Passaic ASCS (K-3) - Elementary
Passaic ASCS (K-4) - Clifton
Passaic ASCS (4-8) - Middle
Passaic ASCS (9-12) - High
Paterson ASCS (K-3)
Paterson ASCS (4-11)
Hudson ASCS (K-3) - Kearny
Hudson ASCS (4-8) - Kearny
Hudson ASCS (K-3) - Jersey City
Students Selected from the Lottery
Parents/Guardians are required to complete enrollment documents within two weeks after their child/children acceptance to school. iLearn Schools have the same requirements and procedures followed by the district schools in regard to health records, immunization records, birth certificates, verification of residence (rent or lease receipt, electric or phone bill with one or both parents’ names listed), student educational records, IEPs, etc.
All enrolled students are eligible for re-enrollment the following year, until they graduate from the school.
Every year following the application timeline, iLearn Schools is accepting online and paper-based registrations for enrollment in the admissions lottery. In the event that more students apply than space allows, eligible students will be enrolled by a lottery system. All students’ names will be randomly selected and recorded in sequence. The first names drawn will fill available slots; all other names will be retained in the sequence of the drawing, and placed on a waiting list. Lottery date, time, and location for each school are being announced on each respective school's social media/website in February.
LOTTERY DATE AND TIME: SATURDAY, MARCH 16, 2019 at 10AM
Bergen ASCS at Bergen Middle School Campus
Passaic ASCS at Passaic High School Campus
Paterson ASCS at Paterson M/H Campus
Hudson ASCS at Hudson Middle Campus
iLearn Schools are in the process of implementing a weighted lottery system to help better diversify our student population. According to the recently adopted federal and state guidelines, charter schools may hold weighted lotteries that favor disadvantaged students. Disadvantaged students are defined as low-income students (FRPL), students with disabilities, English Language Learners (ELLs), and students who are migrant, homeless, or delinquent.
Bergen ASCS will use a weighted lottery for economically disadvantaged students. Any family that can provide evidence of ONE of the following criteria will be given TWO tickets for the lottery:
Passaic/Paterson ASCS will use a weighted lottery for English language learners (ELLs). ELL means a student whose native language is other than English. The term refers to students with varying degrees of English language proficiency in any one of the domains of speaking, reading, writing, or listening, and is synonymous with limited English speaking ability as used in N.J.S.A. 18A:35-15 to 26. Students who meet the criteria in any of the definitions in (1), (2), or (3) will be given TWO tickets for the lottery.