Scholar Registration Waitlist
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Scholar Registration Waitlist


What is Freedom School?

Freedom School is a six week, literacy-based summer program. Freedom School encourages a love of reading and learning through a culturally diverse curriculum. The Integrated Reading Curriculum affirms our scholars with engaging literature and exposure to the broader community. In classrooms of 10-12, we hire college-aged students to teach and mentor our scholars. During the six weeks, we also encourage the parents of our scholars to be engaged in their child’s learning through informational meetings in the summer and multiple volunteer opportunities.

Who is eligible to attend Freedom School?

We serve children who are currently in Kindergarten through 8th grade at 16 separate locations around Charlotte. Each one of our Freedom School sites serves a particular school or community area. If your child attends one of the schools or lives in one of the communities that we serve, they may be eligible to register for Freedom School.

If you are interested in your child attending Freedom School and want to see if they are eligible, please fill out the Interest Form below. This is not a registration form and does not guarantee a spot for your child. You will be notified if your child has been selected to attend OR has been put on the waiting list.

When does registration begin for Freedom School?

Registration for Freedom School begins in February for returning families. Children who maintain their eligibility are invited to register first. If you are a returning parent and you do not receive a registration packet before the second week of February, we encourage you to call our office (704-371-4922) to check the status of your registration.

New scholar registration begins in March. We work with schools and community organizations to fill available spots at our sites.

Interest Form (this is not a registration form)

Please fill out this form if you are interested in your child attending Freedom School for Summer 2020.

 Filling out the Interest Form does not guarantee your child a spot in Freedom School. If your child is eligible, you will receive a phone call and information about registration. If your child is put on the waiting list, we usually start selecting students from this list beginning in late May and will continue pulling from the list through the third week of Freedom School. There is no way of knowing the likelihood of your child receiving a spot in Freedom School once they are placed on the waiting list.

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