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All new applicants are placed into our lottery database, and no discrimination is made based on race, nationality of origin, religion, sex, gender, or disability.  The number of openings for each year is based on the number of students who will not be returning the following year.  According to our charter, WPCS can only accept applications from families living in the Chester Upland School District. For the 2017-2018 school year, WPCS is accepting new applications for grades K to 4 only.

Returning student families are not required to appear in person for re-enrollment, although they are welcome to do so if desired.  Families submitting NEW applications, including applications for kindergarten, must appear in person at the school’s main office, either during our regular office hours or at one of the scheduled enrollment nights.  The school’s main office can be reached at 610-872-1358 between 8:15 am and 4:15 pm, if you have any questions.  Please note that the office is closed between 3:00-3:30 pm each day during dismissal.

2017-2018 Re-Enrollment Letter from Mrs. Thomas

The following items must be presented in our office in order to process your 2017-2018 enrollment application:

Re-Enrollment:

  1. Intent to Enroll Signature
  2. Emergency Contact Form
  3. Transportation Form
  4. Permissions Form
  5. E-Rate Survey
  6. Parent/Guardian Pledge
  7. Items Needed to Complete File — See individual checklist sent in mailing
  8. Medical Information Form
    1. Current physical examination (6th grade)
    2. Current immunization/shot record (6th & 7th grade)
    3. Current dental examination (3rd & 7th grade)

NEW Enrollment (Grades K-4 only):

  1. Charter School Enrollment Notification Form
  2. Proof of Age (Birth certificate, notarized copy of birth certificate, baptismal certificate, passport, prior school record indicating birth)
  3. Registration Statement
  4. Home Language Survey
  5. Proof of residency in the Chester Upland School District (with current address) through the following documentation:
    1. Current utility bill (water, sewer, garbage, electric, gas, or heating within the last 30 days; this does NOT include phone and/or cable bills)
    2. Current, signed and dated lease, mortgage OR Certification of Multiple Occupancy (if name on lease or mortgage is not legal guardian’s name)
  6. Medical Information Form
    1. Current physical examination
    2. Current immunization/shot record
    3. Current dental examination
  7. Enrollment Application
  8. Student’s medical insurance card
  9. State issued parent/guardian identification
    1. Documentation of name change (if the parent/guardian name is different than the birth certificate)
  10. Emergency Contact Form
  11. Transportation Form
  12. Permissions Form
  13. E-Rate Income Survey
  14. Parent/Guardian Pledge

Admissions Policy

The Widener Partnership Charter School will serve K-8 school students who are residents in the Chester-Upland School District. Non-resident students will be admitted only if the number of District residents applying for admission is less than the target enrollment.

If completed applications exceed the number of student positions available in the school, a lottery will be used to select admitted students from the pool of completed applications. The application process includes mandatory interviews with both the applicant and his/her parents or guardians.

Admissions Procedures

Kindergarten

The minimum age for admission to kindergarten is 5 years by September 1 of the kindergarten year. A child coming to school for the first time may be placed in kindergarten, rather than first grade, if he or she is between the ages of five and six years. The kindergarten program will provide a minimum of five instructional hours in a full-day format.

Admission to 1st – 8th Grade

Children will be considered for admission to grades 1 through 8 on an annual basis to the extent that the number of students continuing in those grades drops below the maximum enrollment of 50 per grade. The application process for 1st through 8th graders is the same as that for kindergartners.

Acceptable Evidence of Pupil Age

If the student’s birth certificate is not available, documentation of age required for admission may be satisfied by a:

  • Baptismal certificate or transcript of the record of baptism — duly certified and showing the date of birth.
  • Notarized statement from the parents indicating the birth date.
  • Duly attested transcript of the birth certificate.
  • Duly certified transcript of birth which shall appear satisfactory to the local school, if none of the above mentioned proofs are obtainable.

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Address & Hours of Operation

(610) 872-1358
School Closing Number: 451

Breakfast: 8:10-8:25
School in Session: 8:30-3:20
Please see 2017-2018 School Calendar for a list of Tuesdays with 12:15 dismissal times.

Office hours
8:15am-3:00pm
3:30pm-4:15pm