In accordance with PA Charter School Law, siblings of currently enrolled students get preferential enrollment ahead of non-sibling new enrollees. However, sibling enrollment is not guaranteed, as Collegium must review the returned enrollment materials to ensure completion and then determine space availability. Sibling enrollment is only for prospective students who are siblings of currently enrolled Collegium students. Sibling enrollment materials will not be mailed home to families. New for 2017-2018 sibling enrollment...online sibling enrollment, no paper form!
Enrollment Requirements for Siblings
Exceptions to the requirements below will not be considered.
All students must reside in Pennsylvania.
- Siblings of currently enrolled Collegium students include: siblings by birth, stepsiblings, adopted, and foster siblings. Also included are wards subject to legal guardianship or other children related by blood or marriage living with the currently enrolled CCS student’s family in a regular parent-child relationship and who are dependent upon the current student’s parent(s) for support. A court order or a completed and notarized guardianship form is required to document guardianship status.
- Kindergarten students must be (5) years of age by August 31st of their kindergarten year.
- First grade students must be (6) years of age by August 31st of their 1st grade year and must have successfully completed an accredited kindergarten program.
To receive preferential sibling enrollment, completed sibling enrollment materials must be submitted to Collegium by Monday, November 21, 2016 at 12 noon.
Families will be notified of the sibling’s enrollment status after the sibling enrollment period ends on Monday, November 21, 2016 at 12 noon. Sibling enrollment/wait list notification will occur in December 2016. The sibling enrollment receipt is provided via email and documents Collegium's receipt of the necessary materials. If there are problems/questions about your sibling enrollment, you will be required to provide the receipt. Without an enrollment receipt, Collegium will not review an enrollment-related claim. Exceptions to the deadline (Monday, November 21, 2016 at 12 noon) will not be considered. Please do not wait until the last minute to complete the sibling enrollment process.
A sibling will not be enrolled, placed on a waiting list, or included in a lottery while their materials are incomplete. Whenever possible, Collegium will attempt to contact families to alert them of their inaccurate or incomplete enrollment material submission. This contact will be attempted only one (1) time using a family's preferred method of communication. Families provide one (1) preferred method of communication on the Enrollment Submission Form within the sibling enrollment materials. Beginning November 14, 2016, Collegium does not guarantee this notification. Please do not wait until the last minute to complete the sibling enrollment process. Exceptions to the deadline (Monday, November 21, 2016 at 12 noon) will not be considered.
Important Dates* for 2017-2018 Sibling Enrollment
Late-October 2016 – Information about the upcoming sibling enrollment period will be included in the CCS Newsletter for currently enrolled families. A reminder will also be posted on the CCS website.
November 7, 2016 (Monday) – The sibling enrollment period for the 2017-2018 school year begins. Sibling enrollment materials will not be mailed to families. The materials are posted on the Sibling Enrollment page of the Collegium website and available in Collegium's office at 435 Creamery Way, Exton, PA. Once Collegium receives completed sibling enrollment materials, families will receive a sibling enrollment receipt via email. However, the sibling enrollment receipt does not confirm enrollment - simply that Collegium received the completed materials. Families submitting completed sibling enrollment materials before the deadline (Monday, November 21, 2016 at 12 noon) will be notified via U.S. mail regarding their child’s 2017-2018 enrollment status (either enrolled or placed on the waiting list). Enrollment status information will not be provided via email message or telephone conversation. Enrollment status notification will occur during December 2016.
November 21, 2016 (Monday) at 12 noon - The sibling enrollment period ends. All sibling enrollment materials are due by 12 noon on the 21st. We strongly encourage families to submit the sibling enrollment materials well in advance of the deadline to ensure that CCS staff has adequate time to contact you if the materials are incomplete. Please do not wait until the last minute to submit the ssibling enrollment materials. Families that submitted completed sibling enrollment materials before the deadline (Monday, November 21, 2016 at 12 noon) will be notified via U.S. mail regarding their child’s 2017-2018 enrollment status (either enrolled or placed on the waiting list). Enrollment status information will not be provided via email message or telephone conversation. Enrollment status notification will occur during December 2016.
AFTER Monday, November 21, 2016 at 12 noon – Sibling enrollment materials received or completed after this deadline will not be considered for preferential sibling enrollment. Instead, once the sibling enrollment materials are complete, those siblings will participate in the General Enrollment Lottery held in late January 2017. Exceptions to enrollment deadlines will not be considered.
*Dates provided and the enrollment process are subject to change. Changes will be posted on the Collegium website. Please review the website for up-to-date information.
Once submitted, all received enrollment materials become the property of Collegium Charter School.
Questions About Sibling Enrollment?
Contact our Enrollment Department.
The 2017-2018 Sibling Enrollment process is now completed online! We recommend digitizing the additional documents required for your child(ren). These documents included the two (2) proofs of residency for your family, your child's immunization records, and your child's birth certificate. Once the files are digital and stored on your computer for easy access, you can then access the 2017-2018 Online Sibling Enrollment Form to begin the submission process. The Sibling Enrollment Deadline is November 21st at 12 noon. Exceptions to the deadline will not be considered.
Need Help with Online Sibling Enrollment?
If you do not have access to the internet or if you need help with scanning the additional documents for your child(ren), please come to the 435 Building (435 Creamery Way, Suite 300, Exton, PA 19341) for assistance between 8:00am and 3:30pm.