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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.

Lottery for 2023-2024

The lottery will be 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. 

NEW THIS YEAR - Attention Applicants for 2023-2024

Per a new state requirement, families will be notified of all lottery results through the EnrollRI platform on April 18, 2023. This is the same platform used to submit an application. This change has been implemented by the Rhode Island Department of Education. Beacon Charter Schools will no longer be mailing out lottery results, whether those results are an acceptance or waitlist notification. 


Families will have to log onto the EnrollRI platform on April 18th, which is where you can access all of the lottery results for each school you applied to, including Beacon Charter Schools. 



  • On April 18th log into the EnrollRI platform.

  • At the top of the family dashboard, click "View Lottery Results." 

  • You can expand the results for each student by clicking on the arrow next to the student's name.

  • For any seats offered, click on "next steps" to learn how to accept the seat. 

  • You must respond by no later than May 3rd.

  • If you run into any trouble accessing your EnrollRI account, you can reach out to for support.


Contact the Admissions Team

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

Download the Admissions Procedure for New Students.

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