Admissions Overview: The Lottery Process and Registration

The Hope Academy lottery will occur on April 1st this year, as required by the Rhode Island Department of Education. To be considered for the lottery all eligible families who reside in Providence and North Providence must submit an application before the March 17th deadline at 5 pm. Applications will be available on The Hope Academy website.

This lottery determines which applicants are enrolled the following school year. The lottery will take place on Friday, April 1st, 2022 at 9am. To participate in the lottery, you must fill out an application form and submit it The Hope Academy by March 17, 2022.

The Acceptance Process

Families who receive enrollment to The Hope Academy through the lottery will be notified in writing and via email. Upon notification, the family will need to confirm their intent to accept enrollment by submitting a confirmation statement to the school within fifteen (15) days of the lottery. The Hope Academy will make a reasonable effort to contact enrolled families. If a family fails to confirm enrollment by the established deadline, The Hope Academy will offer enrollment to another family in the first position on the waiting list. If a family chooses to decline enrollment their slot will then be offered to another family in the first position on the waiting list.

If a family accepts enrollment they must provide a copy of the student’s birth certificate and two verifications of residency. The list below shows what you can submit as proof of residence.

The Hope Academy requires all incoming kindergarten students to attend a kindergarten orientation program for one week before the start of the school year. Information regarding this readiness program will be sent home with the registration packet.

The registration packet will include but is not limited to:

During the summer, prior to the start of the school year, The Hope Academy will hold a family orientation for all new families.

Application and Registration Materials