What is a charter school?

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Charter Schools are free public schools that are independently operated.  Charter schools have a high degree of autonomy over budgets, curriculum, and personnel.  In exchange for this autonomy, charter schools are held highly accountable for student performance. 

Who can apply to Moving Everest Charter School?

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Since charter schools are public schools, all students who live in the city of Chicago are eligible to apply to attend.  Enrollment is open to all students, regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, socioeconomic status, or disability status.  To apply, please visit our application page.

If I apply to Moving Everest Charter School is my child automatically accepted?

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No, once you have applied, your child’s name will be added to our database with all other students who apply prior to the application deadline.  At this point, a random lottery will be held and 90 kindergarten and 90 first grade students will be accepted to Moving Everest.  Once your child has been accepted, a registration packet will be required to be completed.

Does Moving Everest Charter School charge tuition?

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Moving Everest Charter School is a free public school that does not charge tuition. There will be a student fee paid annually. 

How many students will be enrolled at Moving Everest Charter School?

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Moving Everest Charter School will accept 90 kindergarten and 90 first grade scholars for the 2015-2016 school year. 

What makes Moving Everest Charter School different?

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Moving Everest is committed to personalizing the learning experience of scholars in order to meet them where they are and help them grow.  Beyond this, at Moving Everest scholars will: receive instruction in smaller class sizes, learn in a blended learning environment, receive character education, may choose to attend after school programming with a high quality provider, and participate in an extended school day and year.  You may read more about our model.

What is the average class size at Moving Everest Charter School?

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During subjects such as literacy and mathematics, the average class size will have a 15:1 student to teacher ratio.  During other subjects, there will typically be a 22:1 student to teacher ratio.

Does Moving Everest Charter School have a school uniform policy?

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Yes, Moving Everest Charter School will have a detailed uniform policy.