south shore charter school

Student Application

South Shore Charter School is a tuition-free elementary public charter school. We are accepting applications from students entering Kindergarten, first grade and second grade. We will continue to add one grade each subsequent year as students age up until the school serves Kindergarten through fifth grade. The application is free, there is no interview process and students are admitted by random lottery. All students who are residents of New York State, including students with IEPs and English Language Learners, are encouraged to apply. Complete an application below to have your child join our amazing learning community! 


Lottery Preference 

Our lottery is conducted with preferences given in this order:

1. Returning Students
2. Siblings of Currently Enrolled Students
3. Central Islip School District Resident Students with a Disability;
4. Non-Central Islip School District Resident Students with a Disability;
5. Central Islip School District Resident Students;
6. Non-Central Islip School District Resident Students.

 Waitlist Policy
If your child is on the waitlist, there is still a possibility of being offered a seat. Please look out for a communication from the school in the event that a seat becomes available! However, to apply for a different grade level, applicants must reapply as waitlists do not roll over from one year to the next.
Backfill Policy 
There may be times when students withdraw from school either during, or at the end of the school year. The school will backfill vacated seats up through the end of the first semester (approximately February 1st) after which time it reserves the right to only accept new students for the following academic year.

Application Information

  • Click on the link below to complete an application for your child. The link will open a new window to our PowerSchool application page. On the page, click on “Create Account”.  You will first need to create an account on the PowerSchool platform in order to access the student application form.
  • Please retain your PowerSchool log in credentials as you will need to return to the PowerSchool platform to accept your seat after the lottery and upload copies of all required registration documents.  
  • The items marked with an asterisk (*) are the only items that may be required in order to apply to this charter school. Any items not marked by an (*) are optional.
  • All students who reside in New York State are eligible to attend South Shore Charter School.
  • Students must turn 5 years old by December 31st of their Kindergarten year to be eligible for Kindergarten.
  • Have additional questions on the application process? We’d love to speak with you! Please call our main office at (631) 864 – 7000 for support. 

September 2024 (School Year 2024-25)

Non-Discrimination Statement: A charter school shall not discriminate against or limit the admission of any student on any unlawful basis, including on the basis of ethnicity, national origin, disability, intellectual ability, measures of achievement or aptitude, athletic ability, race, creed, gender, religion or ancestry. A school may not require any action by a student or family (such as an admissions test, interview, essay, attendance at an information session, etc.) in order for an applicant to either receive or submit an application for admission to that school. 

Contact Info
  • 82 Carleton Ave, Central Islip, NY 11722
  • (631) 864 - 7000
  • (631) 246 - 0404
  • info@southshorecharterschool.org