FAQs

Applications for the 2017-18 academic year will be available the first day back from Winter Break. Applications are due the last business day in February and the Public Lottery will be held the first week in March. Info sessions and school tours will be available. Details will also be posted here on our website under Admissions.

Hope Chinese Charter School is open to all residents of the Portland/Beaverton metro area.

The HCCS charter sponsor is the Beaverton School District, so we give preference to residents of BSD. We will be verifying all addresses prior to the lottery.

No, as a public charter school, there are no fees to apply and no tuition for attending Hope Chinese Charter School. We do however expect your support as a volunteer (30 hours per family per year)  and request financial contributions and/or assistance in raising funds since we do not receive full funding from the state.

We strongly recommend attending an information session to gain a better understanding of the mission and values of HCCS and be sure it will be a good match for your child. However, the info sessions are not mandatory.

The date on or before which a child must be 5 years old to enter Kindergarten is September 1st of the start of the academic year. We will be verifying ages prior to the lottery.

No. The waiting list is generated each year from the students who apply for the coming academic year. The waiting list remains in effect until the end of April of that academic year. You should apply in the winter before your child will enter Kindergarten.

No. You may only submit one application for the grade in which your child will be eligible because of their date of birth or for the next consecutive grade your child will have successfully completed in a public school program.

The current plan is to add only Kindergarten classes each year until we reach full capacity of a K-8 elementary school in 2020.

Although the main enrollment period for the current year may be over, you may still apply. If you are interested in applying for the current year, please email info@hopeccs.org for availability.

Yes. The waiting list for each year is specific to that academic year. The current waiting list for this year will remain in effect until May 1st and be used for any slots which open by attrition during the current academic year.  You must complete the enrollment process for the next year and submit a new application to be eligible for a slot in the next academic year. The applications must be in office by the deadline.  The lottery in March will be used to select students who will be offered slots for next academic year and also to generate the waiting list for that academic year.  It is possible for a student to be on the waiting list for both the current academic year through April and the next year as they are independent lists.  

No. The waiting list for each year is specific to that academic year and has no bearing on a student’s odds of being offered a slot for another academic year. You must complete the enrollment process for the new year and submit a new application to be eligible for a slot in the next academic year.

We encourage you to attend an information session or tour to have your specific questions answered.