If you apply to Independence Charter School you will get a spot on the waitlist. They pick every last name out of the box. This year the waitlist was somewhere around 380 spots long. Getting off the waitlist is another issue: 1-10 will likely get a spot, 10-20 still very promising, 20-30 is possible, after 30 is very unlikely. I’m sure this varies from year to year. I was told it’s largely dependent on how many people choose private school over ICS.
The funny thing about the ICS waitlist is that the school that got you on, may not be the school that gets you off. What do I mean by that? ICS has two tracts with regards to Spanish language instruction: immersion and enhanced. Both have a 90/10 split in Kindergarten. Immersion Read the rest of this entry »