Area’s largest charter school has 185 kindergarten seats for next school year
The open enrollment period for the 2021-22 school year at the Charter School for Applied Technologies (CSAT) is underway. Applications to attend the K-12 school will be accepted at any time until the deadline on April 1. Kindergarten will have the greatest number of openings, followed by sixth and ninth grade; the rest of the grade levels’ admissions will be limited. New this year, students receiving special education services, as well as students receiving English as a new language (ENL) services will be given an enrollment preference in the admissions lottery.
Admission to CSAT is free and open to all students eligible to attend public school in Erie and Niagara counties. Should applications exceed capacity, a lottery is held to determine acceptance, and then a waiting list is created for each grade level. Since the school is located within the Kenmore-Tonawanda School District, Ken-Ton residents are given preference for enrollment, as well as siblings (brother and sisters) of current CSAT students.
Parents interested in filling out an application can apply online at www.csat-k12.org/enrollment.
Paper forms are also available at the Family Support Center, 317 Vulcan St., Buffalo. Questions can be directed to the enrollment office at 716-871-7400, ext. 4120.
With over 2,300 students, CSAT (K-12) is the largest charter school in New York and has one of the highest graduation rate of any charter school in the area. The elementary school, located on Kenmore Avenue in Tonawanda, serves students in grades K-5. Other schools include the middle school, which serves grades 6-8 from its building on Shoshone Avenue (the former Holy Angels) in Buffalo, and the high school, serving grades 9-12 from its building on Kenmore Avenue.