Terms New Lottery Application – New lottery applicant is anyone not currently on any of the Pembroke Pines Charter Schools (PPCS) wait lists. Resubmit Lottery Application – Applicants that are/were on last year’s waiting list just need to resubmit their lottery application. Resubmission is required to confirm your continuing interest in the PPCS System, keep your seniority, and to update contact information. If you do not resubmit you will be dropped out of the lottery completely. Re-enrollment Application – Current students are required to state their intention of returning or not and update their contact information. A re-enrollment application is required regardless of a reassignment request. Reassignment Application – Current students wanting to attend a different school other than the assigned school for the following school year. A reason for reassignment must be provided and there is no guarantee that an application for reassignment will be granted. All students will remain in their originally assigned school until a seat is offered via email. A re-enrollment application is required regardless of a reassignment request. Enrollment Application – A parent must sign into their lottery application account to accept or decline an offered seat. Upon accepting a seat, the applicant will automatically be started in the enrollment process. The online enrollment process must be completed within 2 business days otherwise your seat can be forfeited. Wait List – This is a list of lottery applicants currently waiting to enter the PPCS system. These applicants will be offered a seat via email when one becomes available. Wait list applicants may resubmit each year to stay in the lottery pool and maintain their seniority. See Learn More for Important Downloads
- Registration Requirements
- Important Dates
- Lottery Outline
- Strategic Plan
Beginning school year 2016-2017, all students currently enrolled MUST re-enroll and update contact information. The Q&A below describes the re-enrollment process.
Q. How do I re-enroll my child for the new school year?
A. If your student is currently enrolled in a Pembroke Pines Charter School and looking to re-enroll for the new school year, you can do this online by clicking on the "Re-Enroll" link in the left column of your screen. From here, you will be prompted to login to your existing account or new users will need to create an account by entering your First and Last Name, Email address and creating a password of your choice. Once your new account is created, you will be prompted to begin a registration for your existing student. To do so, you will first look up your student(s), by entering their Student ID#, First Name, Last Name and Birthdate.
Q. I have created an account and attempted to look up my existing student by entering my child’s Student ID#, First and Last Name, and Birthdate but I receive an error saying that my student's record cannot be found, what do I do?
A. Contact your child’s school to make sure that the Student ID#, First, Last Name and Birthdate that you are entering for your student are exactly what the school has on file.
Q. Do I have to provide anything as part of my re-enrollment form?
A. Currently, enrolled students do not need to provide supporting documentation UNLESS your address has changed. During the re-enrollment form, you will be asked if your address has changed if you answer yes, you will be prompted to upload 2 proofs of residency. If you do not have a way to upload these documents you can bring these documents into your child's school. The proof of residency must be in the name of the parent/guardian of the applicant. Proof of residency can be any of the following: CURRENT water bill, electric bill, gas bill, mortgage statement, purchase agreement or rental agreement.
The Online Lottery Application Process
Q. I am new to the Pembroke Pines Charter School Process, how do I submit a lottery application?
A. In order to be considered for the lottery, you must first submit a lottery application. You can do this online by clicking on the "Apply Now" link in the left column of your screen. From here you will be prompted to create an account entering your First and Last Name, Email address and creating a password of your choice. Once your account is created, you will be forwarded through a multi-step lottery application process. A separate lottery application must be submitted for each student you wish to be included in the lottery.
Q. My child was entered into the old lottery system, how do I update my contact information?
A. An account will be created for you automatically based on the email address that you provided in previous year's applications. You should have received an email notification with your login information for the new system. Upon logging in, you will be able to see your student(s) lottery application, along with their wait list information for each campus they are on a waiting list for.
Q. My child was in the old lottery system, do I need to fill out a new lottery application?
A. Existing wait list applicants are required to resubmit their current lottery application but should not start a new lottery application. If you start a new lottery application, you will lose your current seniority on the waiting list.
Q. I still don’t see my child’s original lottery application. What now?
A. Contact your child’s school and provide them with your email address that was entered as part of your previous lottery application. Do not start a new lottery application otherwise, you will lose your seniority on the waiting list.
Q. I no longer use the email address on my child(ren)'s original lottery application. What now?
A. If you no longer have access to the email on the original lottery application, then contact the school registrar so they may verify required info and update your email address. Once the registrar updates your lottery application account with your new email address and you login with the updated email address, your student(s) will appear on your online parent dashboard.
Lottery Application Process
Q. How are students selected for the lottery?
A. All eligible lottery applications submitted by the lottery application deadline will be entered into the lottery. Students are selected based on pre-defined criteria. Learn more about the admissions process.
Q. How long does it take to complete the online lottery application process?
A. Typically, the process should take from 10-20 minutes.
Q. What if I do not have access to a computer?
A. If you do not have internet and email service, please contact the school to make arrangements to apply in person. Parents are responsible for ensuring information submitted to the lottery application is accurate and up to date.
Q. Once I've submitted the lottery application electronically, how will I know that the submission is successful?
A. Once the lottery application is completed online, you will receive a confirmation email to the email address you provided when you created the online lottery application account.
Q. Should I allow anyone else to use my account?
A. It is the user's responsibility to protect the integrity of any information entered in the system. This includes but is not limited to passwords or personal information about you or your child. You must also agree not to share your login information or password with anyone except a parent or legal guardian.
Q. My online account has been disabled because I've attempted to login too many times. Should I set up another account?
A. No. Please contact the school registrar to assist you.