A fascinating article in The Notebook in Philadelphia describes a charter school that has found a unique way to limit the kind of students who apply. Applications are available only one day in the year.
They are not available online.
They are not available at the school.
They are available only at a private golf club.
Parents who don’t know how to apply or how to get to the golf club never apply.
Despite “significant barriers” to access, the Philadelphia School Reform Commission just granted the schools another five years of operation. Seventeen other charters with other barriers to access were also renewed.
The school, of course, is open to all. To all who know when and where to apply.