Thank you for your interest in joining the Four Rivers Charter Public School Crew! At Four Rivers we are guided by the motto that We are Crew Not Passengers. As an inclusive public secondary school, we are organized in three divisions and serve students in grades 7-12. We are a credentialed EL Education school with a focus on expeditionary learning, including guiding students in character building, mastering knowledge and skills, and producing high quality work. Connections and relationship building that provide a sense of belonging and agency are cornerstones of our mission.
We invite you to explore our website, social media, and come visit our school to learn more about how students experience being part of our crew.We understand that families and students have options as to where they want to work and learn and what type of educational experience they want to have. A lot goes into the decision and we want to offer multiple opportunities to learn as much as you need to inform this decision.
As a free charter public school in Massachusetts, our open enrollment is based on a random public lottery system held annually in February.
CURRENT OPENINGS - School Year 2023-2024
For information on current year openings,
email: firstname.lastname@example.org or call Leslie Taylor, Registrar (413) 775-4577, ext. 105.
FALL 2023 ENROLLMENT - School Year 2023-2024
We are now accepting applications for grades 7 – 12 for the 2023-2024 school year.
DATES + DEADLINES
ADMISSION INFORMATION SESSIONS: Caregivers/parents and their prospective students are invited to attend any of the following in-person Information Session. You do not need to make an appointment.
Saturday, January 7, 2023, 10:00 - 11:30 am
Information sessions include a presentation and time for questions, with representatives from the faculty, administration, students and current parents. Attendance is not mandatory, but is highly recommended as the best way to learn about Four Rivers, our staff, and the EL Education learning model that guides our work.
If an Information Session needs to be postponed due to inclement weather, or COVID Pandemic conditions, we will reschedule it for the following Wednesday or Saturday, or move the Information Sessions to ZOOM. These changes will be posted on our website and social media. Please call the school to confirm any changes.
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Complete and submit an application before the deadline of Thursday, February 23 2023 at 4:00 pm. Note the requirement that you attach a document (such as a utility bill) as proof of residency. See our Enrollment Policy for a list of other acceptable documents.
THURSDAY TOURS: Call for an appointment to have a small group tour of classrooms on a Thursday morning. Tours are every Thursday morning from January 4, 2023 through February 15, 2023 by appointment only; call 413-775-4577, ext 105.
LOTTERY: A lottery will be held for each grade on Monday, February 27, 2023. Applicants will be notified of the results by telephone and in writing the same day.
Priority in admission is given to students residing in the six secondary school districts within Franklin County and, following charter regulations, to siblings of currently enrolled students. If there are spaces available in a grade after all in-district applicants have been placed, out-of-district students will be offered the next available spaces.
All applicants must be residents of Massachusetts.
See our enrollment policy for details.
Applications must be received by the school by the deadline of 4:00 pm on Thursday, February 23, 2023.
Caregivers, Parents/Guardians are responsible for making sure the application has been received by the school by the due date, and that all information on the application is correct.
A lottery will be held on Monday, February 27, 2023 if applications exceed available openings in any of the grades that have openings.
Applicants who miss the initial February 23, 2023 deadline may participate as late applicants in subsequent interim lotteries, to be held as needed. All subsequent application deadlines and lottery dates will be posted in the local newspaper and at the school at least one month in advance. Late applicants participating in an interim lottery, will be offered enrollment only after all applicants in the initial lottery of February 27th have been offered a placement.
To learn more at any time or to obtain an application:
Contact the school by calling 413-775-4577 x105
E-mail our Registrar, Leslie Taylor: ltaylor@FourRiversCharter.org
Visit the school office at 248 Colrain Road, Greenfield , MA 01301
Four Rivers Charter Public School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ethnicity, creed, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, mental or physical disability, age, ancestry, athletic performance, special need, proficiency in English language or a foreign language, or prior academic achievement. This institution is an equal opportunity provider.
The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has funded a long term direct loan to Four Rivers Educational Foundation to enable the Foundation to purchase a portion of the property used by the school. In accordance with Federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability. (Not all prohibited bases apply to all programs.)