Requirements and Deadlines

Residency Requirements

All applications must have a valid Massachusetts address listed as their permanent residence, and to which all communication will be mailed to be eligible for the lottery.

Age Requirements

Please note children must be five years of age by August 31st of the year of enrollment in order to be eligible for the kindergarten lottery. Children must also be six years of age by August 31st of the year of enrollment in order to be eligible for the first grade.

Application Deadlines

Applications are due by close of business on the Friday before February break.

Entry Requirements

While the school does not administer examinations for entrance, students are assessed after enrollment as a diagnostic tool to benefit teachers and prepare them to help new students access the curriculum.

Registration requirements and deadlines:

As positions become available, offers are made to waitlist students. Families have 7 business days to respond with a complete registration packet.

Complete registration packets include:

  • A copy of your child’s birth certificate (and, if applicable, immigration records with foreign birth certificates)
  • A copy of your child’s most recent official report card from previous school district (students entering grades 1 through 12)*
  • Physical Examination Form** (conducted within the past 365 days)
  • Immunization Records**
  • Proof of residency***

*To be eligible for enrollment in grades one through twelve, the prospective student must have successfully completed the grade preceding the one in which a position is offered. In the event that a position is offered, proof of a prospective student’s academic standing is required.

**FRCS School Nurse will review Physical and Immunization records.  Records must be in compliance with Massachusetts state requirements.

*** Proof of residency includes the following:  a valid driver’s license stating your current address OR a current voter registration card PLUS a current utility bill or rent receipt that match your current address.

Submission of Registration Materials

Registration must be submitted in person by a parent or legal guardian in order to accept the position. The front office accepts registration packets during regular business hours.  The school is open Monday through Friday from 7:30am -3:30pm and  9:00am to 3:00pm during vacation weeks.  The school accepts registration packets by appointment only or during the following hours: Monday through Thursday, 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.  Please feel free to contact the Outreach and Development Division if you would like to schedule an appointment or have any questions.

Per Foxborough Regional Charter School’s Lottery and Enrollment Policy, failure to complete and return the registration packet by the 7 day deadline is considered a declination of acceptance of the offer.  As a result, the child will be removed from the waitlist and the position will be offered to the next student on the list.