FAQs

FAQs2018-08-03T19:25:05+00:00
My child is currently enrolled in Preschool, what is the process to enter Kindergarten?2018-01-08T19:24:42+00:00

Students moving from Tiny Dragons Preschool to Kindergarten must fill out an HCCS Application and entered in the Lottery for Enrollment. Priority will be given to siblings of HCCS students.

Are students enrolled in Tiny Dragons Preschool guaranteed enrollment in Kindergarten?2018-01-08T19:19:21+00:00

Tiny Dragons is a private school program whereas Hope Chinese Charter School (HCCS) is a public school program. Students enrolled in the preschool are not guaranteed admissions into HCCS Kindergarten class. Priority will be given to siblings of HCCS students.

Policy for Twins/Triplets2018-01-08T19:05:27+00:00

Regarding twins/triplets who apply, if one child gets in, the other child applying is not automatically enrolled. They will only be offered a spot if the lottery number is picked.

My child is currently enrolled at HCCS. Do I need to reapply for next year to keep them at HCCS?2018-01-08T19:03:38+00:00

Children who successfully complete the current year at HCCS will be promoted to the next grade level for academic year. A new application should not be completed. However, returning students will need to fill out a registration form to indicate that they will be returning in the next year.

My child is currently enrolled at HCCS. Will his/her sibling be assured a slot for next year’s enrollment?2018-01-08T19:15:57+00:00

We believe in the importance of trying to keep siblings together at the same school. Therefore, siblings of current students do receive preference. We expect that all applicants for Kindergarten, who have a sibling currently enrolled at HCCS will be offered a slot for admission. If you are applying for a grade higher than Kindergarten, your child will be given priority in the lottery and enrollment will be dependent on space available. Please be sure to complete an application for your child and indicate that they have a sibling currently enrolled at HCCS.

Regarding twins/triplets who apply, if one child gets in, the other child applying is not automatically enrolled. They will only be offered a spot if the lottery number is picked.

If my child is on the waiting list for the current academic year, will he/she have a better chance of getting a slot for the next academic year?2018-01-08T19:00:50+00:00

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.

If my child is on the waiting list for the current academic year, do I need to reapply for the next academic year?2018-01-08T19:00:45+00:00

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.  

I have other questions about enrollment. Can you contact me directly to let me know more details of the enrollment process?2018-01-08T18:58:49+00:00

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

Will HCCS be adding higher grades in the future? Can I enroll my older student?2018-01-08T19:00:17+00:00

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

I have a child who will enter Kindergarten more than one year from now. Is it possible to get them on the waitlist?2018-01-08T19:00:04+00:00

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.

Can I still apply for enrollment for the current academic year?2018-01-08T19:00:36+00:00

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.

Can we submit more than one application for different grades?2018-01-08T19:00:10+00:00

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.

What is the cut-off age and date for entering Kindergarten?2018-01-08T19:45:13+00:00

Beaverton School District policy requires students to be age five on or before September 1st to enter Kindergarten. We will be verifying ages prior to the lottery.

Will I need to attend an information session to apply to the school?2018-01-08T18:59:36+00:00

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.

Is there a fee or tuition to attend HCCS?2018-01-08T18:59:27+00:00

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.

If I live in Beaverton School District, will my child get preference in the lottery?2018-01-08T18:59:19+00:00

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.

Who can apply for admission?2018-01-08T18:59:11+00:00

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

When will enrollment begin for the following academic year?2018-10-22T19:43:42+00:00

Applications for the following 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.