Achievement First operates public charter schools in New Haven, Bridgeport and Hartford, CT, and Brooklyn, NY. All students are admitted by blind lottery. There are no admissions requirements or interviews, and there are no admissions or tuition fees. We serve special education students, English Language Learners, talented and gifted students, and everyone else who comes through the lottery to our schools.
Our elementary schools offer grades K to four, our middle schools offer grades five to eight and our high schools offer grades nine to 12. We admit students entering kindergarten or fifth grade. At all other grade levels, waitlist applications are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis in order to fill spots that may become available throughout the year, though availability is very limited. An application process is not made available for grades nine to 12 because high school placement is limited to Achievement First eighth graders.