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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 2023-2024

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


***All applications for 2023-2024 received after Thursday, March 16th, 2023 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.


Open Houses

Founders Academy, Grades 6-8

  • Open houses will be scheduled in early 2023

Beacon Charter High School, Grades 9-12

  • Open houses will be scheduled in early 2023


Lottery for 2023-2024

The lottery was held on Monday, April 3, 2023. APPLICATIONS RECEIVED AFTER March 16, 2023 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.