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 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. Students entering 6th grade or 9th grade 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
For Fall 2017: We are accepting enrollment applications now for students entering Kindergarten, 6th and 9th grades.  

For Fall 2018: Starting in September 2017, we will be accepting enrollment applications for students entering 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 is:
  • October 14, 2017
  • November 4, 2017
  • December 2, 2017

Enrollment Applications

Please click on the appropriate link:
For entry in the Fall of 2017, please click here  for the enrollment application.  
For entry in the Fall of 2018, please click here   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.
 
Applications submitted to PVCICS by February 13, 2017, 4:00 PM will participate in the first pre-enrollment lottery, to be held on February 15, 2017 at 4:00 PM at the school.  Applications submitted after February 13, 2017, 4:00 PM, will participate in subsequent lotteries. Lotteries held after February 15, 2017 will not change the status of students already offered admission to PVCICS, but may change the ranking of students on the waiting list. Upcoming lotteries will be posted in advance of the date. March 10th at 4:00 PM is the application deadline for the second lottery that will be conducted on Monday March 13th at 1:00 PM.  April 6th at 4:00 PM is the application deadline for the third lottery that will be conducted on Friday April 7th at 1:00 PM. June 14th at 4:00 PM is the application deadline for the fourth lottery that will be conducted on Friday June 16th at 1:00 PM. July 26th at 4:00 PM is the application deadline for the fifth lottery that will be conducted on Friday July 28th at 1:00 PM. August 23th at 4:00 PM is the application deadline for the sixth lottery that will be conducted on Friday August 25th at 1:00 PM.

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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.