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Request for Admission

Beacon consists of two public charter schools, Founders Academy and Beacon Charter High School for the Arts. Our schools are open to students in sixth through twelfth grade from any community in Rhode Island. By Rhode Island law and regulations from the Rhode Island Department of Education, students are admitted to Beacon by lottery. This lottery determines which applicants are enrolled the following school year. Generally, Beacon has up to 54 slots in 6th grade, approximately 10 to 15 in grade 9 and zero to 10 openings in grades 7, 8, 10, 11, and 12. Applicants who are not selected for open seats are placed on our waiting list. Should an opening become available, those applicants will be contacted in order.

Applications for 2022-2023

Applications will be available through the statewide charter application portal, EnrollRI, beginning November 23, 2021. 


***All applications for 2022-2023 must be received by Thursday, March 17th, 2022 at 5pm***

  • To apply for grades 6-8, please visit Founders Academy’s application page HERE.

  • To apply for grades 9-12, please visit Beacon Charter High School for the Arts application page HERE.

If you are interested in applying for the current school year, please call the school at (401) 671-6261.


Open Houses



The lottery takes place on Friday, April 1, 2022. All applications must be received by Thursday, March 17th, 2022 at 5pm. APPLICATIONS RECEIVED AFTER THIS TIME WILL BE PLACED AT THE BOTTOM OF THE WAITING LIST AFTER THE CONCLUSION OF THE LOTTERY.  This includes applications for siblings of current Founders or Beacon students. All families will be notified of the results of the lottery by mail.


Contact the Admissions Team

To contact our Admissions Team call (401) 671-6261 extension 2003 or email

Download the Admissions Procedure for New Students.