The following details and dates below outline the steps and process for both the Application process and the Registration process. once the Application process has been completed, move on and finalize Registration to secure the awarded seat.


Open Enrollment Period: January 11, 2021 to March 5, 2021
  1. You must apply online during the Open Enrollment period to ensure eligibility for the lottery. Online application forms are found hereWhen Open Enrollment ends, seats may still be available on a first come, first served basis. 
  2. If there are more applications received by the deadline than seats available, a lottery will be held.
  3. If lottery is not needed, seats will be will be awarded to all qualified applicants on a first come, first served basis. 
  4. To finalize registration once a seat has been awarded, you must submit listed documents and fill  out required forms in order to secure the awarded seat. Details below in the section “Registration Process”.

Lottery Date

The lottery for grades K-4 will be held on Thursday, March 11th from 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM

The lottery for grades 5-10 will be held on Friday, March 12th from 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM.

Re-Enrollment Date

Re-enrollment forms are due January 22nd 2021. You can access the form here.


1: Required Documents

  • Birth Certificate
  • Immunization Records
  • Current Physical Examination
  • Current Report Card (Grades 1 – 10)
  • Year End Transcript (Grade 9 Only)
  • Proof of Residence*

*Paterson Residents

One of the following: public service bill, telephone, cable, water or property tax bill. If bills are not in your name, bring a notarized letter/affidavit of resident signed by the person you live with, one of their utility bills and any official mail in your name received at that address. (no leases or cellular bills accepted).

2: Required Forms

  • Enrollment Acceptance Form
  • Student Emergency Contact Form

3: Required Transfer Card

IMPORTANT:  Once documentation has been received, a transfer card must be obtained from your resident district.  To obtain your card from the district go in person to your district Board of Education office to finalize the transfer. Once you receive the document from the Board of Education, next bring the document to College Achieve.

All applications are submitted online. Click the needed application below.