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2024 - 2025 School Year

Requests 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 2024-2025

Applications are available through the statewide charter application portal, EnrollRI.


***All applications for 2024-2025 received after Thursday, March 14th, 2024 at 5pm will be placed on the bottom of the waitlist for that grade***

  • 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.


Beacon Charter High School for the Arts (Grades 9-12)

320 Main Street, Woonsocket, RI 02895

  • Tuesday, January 30th @ 5pm

  • Thursday, February 29th @ 6:30pm


Founders Academy (Grades 6-8)

1 Social Street, Woonsocket, RI 02895

  • Tuesday, January 30th @ 6:30pm

  • Thursday, February 29th @ 5pm

Lottery for 2024-2025

The lottery will be held on Monday, April 1, 2024. APPLICATIONS RECEIVED AFTER March 14, 2024 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, and children of active staff members.


Contact the Admissions Team

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

Download the Admissions Procedure for New Students.


  • Click the button below

  • Results are listed by Application ID #

  • Scroll down the list to find your application ID # or use the search feature and type it in ("control f" or "command f" usually enables the search function)


Where to locate your Application ID:

Application ID numbers were provided in your EnrollRI application confirmation email. If you do not have a copy of the confirmation email, ID numbers can be found on the EnrollRI platform:


Step 1: Log into the EnrollRI platform.

Step 2: On the Home screen, locate the "My Students" section.

Step 3: Click the link for the application summary.

Step 4: Application ID numbers can be found above your student's name.

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