Enrollment

As a tuition-free public charter school, PVCICS is open to all students residing in Massachusetts. Entrance is by lottery.   To enter the lottery, parents submit an enrollment application available below.  The lottery establishes the order in which students will be accepted into the school. Siblings of currently enrolled students will be given priority over other students in the lottery ranking. Additionally, students from within PVCICS's region of service, as defined in our charter, will be given priority over students outside the region.  

Please see the information session schedule below. Information sessions are not required. Students entering Kindergarten must be 5 years old by September 1st of the year of entry. Entering students must have successfully completed the previous grade in the previous year.  For example, students entering 9th grade must have successfully completed 8th grade in the previous year.  

Enrollment 

We are accepting enrollment applications now for 2019-2020.  Enrollment applications for 2020-2021 will be available in November 2019. 
Principal entry points are Kindergarten, 6th and 9th grades. 

Information Sessions
 
All information sessions are on Saturdays at 1:00 PM at 317 Russell Street (Rt. 9), Hadley, MA. 

The schedule for information sessions is below:
  • September 7, 2019
  • October 5, 2019
  • November 2, 2019
  • December 7, 2019

Enrollment Applications

Please click on the appropriate link:

  • Entry for 2019-2020 school year:
For entry into the 2019-2020 school year in the Fall 2019, please click here   for the online version of the enrollment application. If you need a printable PDF version of the application for the 2019-2020 school year, please click here.   

  • Entry for 2020-2021 school year:
For entry into the next 2020-2021 school year in the Fall 2020, please check back in November 2019 for the enrollment application. 


Enrollment applications are also available at the information sessions.  Completed applications can be mailed, emailed, faxed or hand delivered to PVCICS at:
 
Pioneer Valley Chinese Immersion Charter School
Attn: Enrollment
317 Russell Street
Hadley, MA 01035
EMAIL: info@pvcics.org
FAX: 413-582-7068
 
PVCICS does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, creed, sex, gender identity, ethnicity, sexual orientation, mental or physical disability, age, ancestry, athletic performance, special need, proficiency in the English language, or academic achievement.
 

Lottery Deadlines and Dates

For entry in the 2019-2020 school year:

The previous deadline for submission of an enrollment application for participation in the next lottery was August 19, 2019 at 4:00 PM. The lottery was held in public at PVCICS on August 21, 2019 at 4:00 PM. The  deadline for submission of an enrollment application for participation in the next lottery is to be determined.

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Region of Service
 
PVCICS can accept applications and enroll Massachusetts resident students from anywhere in the state. However, if there are more applicants than available slots, students residing in the region of service defined in our charter receive enrollment preference.
 
PVCICS's defined region of service is:
 
Agawam, Amherst, Amherst-Pelham (Amherst, Leverett, Pelham, Shutesbury), Belchertown, Chesterfield-Goshen (Chesterfield, Goshen), Chicopee, Conway, Deerfield, East Longmeadow, Easthampton, Frontier (Conway, Deerfield, Sunderland, Whately), Gill-Montague (Gill, Montague), Granby, Greenfield, Hadley, Hampden-Wilbraham (Hamden, Wilbraham), Hampshire (Chesterfield, Goshen, Southampton, Westhampton, Williamsburg), Hatfield, Hawlemont, Holyoke, Leverett, Longmeadow, Ludlow, Mohawk Trail (Ashfield, Buckland, Charlemont, Colrain, Hawley, Heath, Plainfield, Shelburne), Northampton, Pelham, Pioneer Valley (Bernardston, Leyden, Northfield, Warwick), Shutesbury, South Hadley, Southampton, Southwick-Tolland-Granville (Southwick, Tolland, Granville), Springfield, Sunderland, West Springfield, Westfield, Westhampton, Whately, Williamsburg.