Admission Procedures

  • It is the intention of the YSCP to reflect the community we serve and be open to any resident of the State College Area School District first. Currently, YSCP has students enrolled from the school districts of State College, Penns Valley, Bellefonte, Bald Eagle, Huntingdon, Philipsburg, Tyrone, Moshannon Valley, Mifflin County, Philipsburg, Bellwood-Antis, Keystone Central and West Branch.

  • FOR KINDERGARTEN ENROLLMENT: Children must be five years old on or before August 31, 2017. While other school districts may have different rules for age requirements for kindergarten, YSCP follows the age requirements of the State College School District. No Exceptions will be made.

  • FOR FIRST GRADE ENROLLMENT: Children must be six years old on or before August 31, 2017 to be enrolled in first grade for the 2017-2018 school year, unless they have, or will have, successfully completed Kindergarten, and written confirmation is provided from the Kindergarten program.

Enrollment

  • The re-enrollment process is conducted for the existing student body for the forthcoming year, beginning on January 1 st and ending on March 15 th of the same year.

  • In each successive school year, students who were enrolled in the School the previous year will keep their seats in the School until they graduate, provided they submit a re-enrollment form.

  • Students who do not submit a re-enrollment form by the deadline (March 15 th ) must re-apply during the initial or “open” enrollment period. All aforementioned applicant rules will then be enforced.

  • The initial or “open” enrollment period is avaliable until March 15 th of each year.

  • If, on March 16 th , there are sufficient seats for all applicants to attend, the applicants will be asked to complete registration paperwork for admission.

  • If there are more eligible applicants than available seats, the School will conduct a manual lottery to determine who will be asked to register.

  • All applications received after the initial or “open” enrollment period will be accepted on a “First-Come, First-Served” basis, after the Waiting List, generated by the Lottery, has been exhausted.

Lottery Rules and Procedures

  • Manual Lottery refers the selection of applicant names by a random method such as the blind drawing of individual names from a container in sequence until all names in the container have been exhausted.

  • The lottery will be open to all, will not rely on computers, and will be easily understood and followed by all observers.

  • Only applications received prior to the end of the initial or “open” enrollment deadline, March 15 th , are eligible to participate in the lottery.

  • All applications received after the initial or “open” enrollment period will be accepted on a “First-Come, First-Serve” basis, after the Waiting List has been exhausted.

  • All Applicants offered a seat shall be required to affirmatively respond to an offer for acceptance within the given timeframe. Those not responding (excluding declined offers) will be placed on the waiting list with an application date equal to the date the initial offer expired.

  • Only one (1) lottery shall be conducted by a school to include all grades in which the number of Applicants exceeds the number of expected seats available.

  • If the number of Applicants is less than the number of seats anticipated to be available, no public lottery shall be conducted for that grade. Should a seat become available, the next student in line according to the results of the lottery shall be offered admission.

  • ALL offers of registration shall be made in the order of the lottery results and established Waitlist. NO OFFER SHALL BE MADE TO A STUDENT NOT PROPERLY ENTITLED TO THE NEXT AVAILABLE SEAT .

  • The Lottery, if necessary, will be conducted by March 31st each year.