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Mariana Bracetti Academy Charter School Lottery and Enrollment Policy and Procedures


Application Opening Date: 9/23/2022

Application Due Date: 1/23/2023

Lottery Date: 2/8/2023 at 9 AM

Apply Through: applyphillycharter.org


How to Apply

MBACS is participating in the Apply Philly Charter online application system for the 2023-2024 enrollment season. All applications must be submitted online at applyphillycharter.org


Lottery Process

Students are admitted to MBACS by lottery.  MBACS applies a preference to applicants with a sibling currently enrolled in the school.  Applications received by January 23, 2023 will be entered into our lottery.  The 2023-2024 lottery will be held at MBACS on February 8, 2023 at 9:00 am.  Families are not required to attend.  Students not admitted through the lottery will be placed on a randomly generated waiting list.  Any applications submitted after the lottery will automatically be placed on the waiting list in the order they are received.


Lottery Results

Lottery results will be sent via email or by first class mail (when email is not on application) on or before February 10, 2023 and include students’ status (i.e., accepted or wait listed). If a child is wait listed, their place on the waiting list will be included in the letter. A phone message will also be sent to all applicants alerting them that decisions are being emailed. Families can also check their status by logging in to their Apply Philly Charter account


Enrollment Process

Families admitted through the lottery will be notified via email and standard mail, and will have 14 days to accept their seat on APC.  Then families will have 14 days to submit paperwork from date of acceptance, or an extension will be granted if requested within 14 days of acceptance.  The parent/guardian will be required to submit proof of the child’s date of birth, proof of residency from the current year, immunization records, affirmation statement, and a home language survey to MBACS within 14 days of accepting their offer in APC.

Families called off of the waiting list and offered a seat post-lottery to the end of June will have 7 days to accept their offer in APC, and an additional 7 days to submit paperwork after the date of acceptance.  Families will be granted an extension if it is requested within the 7-day window. 

Beginning July 1, families called off of the waiting list and offered a seat during the current school year will have 3 days to accept their offer in APC, and an additional 7 days to submit paperwork after the date of acceptance.  Families will be granted an extension if it is requested within the 7-day window. 

In addition to the required documents, MBACS also requests that parents complete an enrollment packet.  The enrollment packet will be sent to all students once they have been accepted, and includes:


Introductory Letter to Parents/Guardians

Enrollment Checklist

Demographic Information Sheet

Affirmation Statement

Charter School Student Enrollment Notification Form

Emergency Information and Treatment Form

Home Language Survey

Request for Records

Evidence of Enrollment

Photo Release Form

Pennsylvania Information Management Systems (PIMS) Form

Physical Examination

Dental Examination

Proof of Residency (Any one of the following eight items constitutes acceptable forms of proof of residency: a deed, a lease, current utility bill, current credit card bill, property tax bill, vehicle registration, driver’s license, DOT identification card).

Proof of Age (Any one of the following seven items constitutes acceptable forms of proof of age: birth certificate; notarized copy of birth certificate; baptismal certificate; copy of the record of baptism – notarized or duly certified and showing the date of birth; notarized statement from the parents or another relative indicating the date of birth; a valid passport; a prior school record indicating the date of birth.)

Current Immunizations

Report Card or Transcripts (to verify grade placement)



If a parent is unable to secure all documents in the enrollment packet prior to their assigned deadline, the child’s place can be secured by contacting MBACS and indicating their intent to enroll. If a child’s enrollment packet is not received by the deadline and parent notification of intent has not been made, MBACS makes at least two attempts to contact the parent prior to moving a child to the waiting list. MBACS does not delay enrollment if a missing document is not required by law.