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Request for Admission

Applications for 2018-19 are available at the schools. Applications for 2019-2020 will be available around the beginning of November.

Other Application Options

If you need a paper application, please call the school at (401) 671-6261.
Si necesita la aplicación en papel por favor llamé a la escuela al (401) 671-6261.

New Parent Orientation

Admissions Policy

Beacon consists of two public charter schools, Founders Academy and Beacon Charter High School for the Arts. Our schools are open to students in sixth through twelfth grade from any community in Rhode Island. By Rhode Island law and regulations from the Rhode Island Department of Education, students are admitted to Beacon by lottery. This lottery determines which applicants are enrolled the following school year. Generally, Beacon has up to 45 slots in 6th grade, only 15 in grade 9 and zero to 10 openings in grades 7, 8, 10, 11, and 12. Applicants who are not selected for open seats are placed on our waiting list. Should an opening become available, those applicants will be contacted in order.

Open Houses (all events to be held at 6pm)

Founders Academy (1 Social Street):
  • December 12, 2017
  • January 9, 2018
  • February 12, 2018
Beacon Charter High School for the Arts (320 Main Street):
  • December 11, 2017
  • January 10, 2018
  • February 13, 2018

Application Deadline: February 28, 2018 @ 4pm

The lottery takes place on Thursday, March 1, 2018. Therefore, all applications must be received by February 28th, 2017 at 4pm. Applications received after this time will be placed at the bottom of the waiting list after the conclusion of the lottery. This includes applications for siblings of current Founders or Beacon students. All families will be notified of the results of the lottery by mail.

Contact the Admissions Team

To contact our Admissions Team call (401) 671-6261 ext. 3000 or email

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