Enrollment is now open!

Completing this interest form¬†is the first step in the journey to your student’s educational career at Empower Community School.

How the enrollment and lottery process works:
STEP ONE

Registration Application

Any student who is NOT enrolled at Empower Community School during the current school year must submit a registration application online within the application window.

WINDOW OPENS: NOV-FEB
STEP TWO

Application Deadline

All applications received by the priority deadline will be processed in the first lottery. Any application received after this deadline will be offered seats or added to the waitlist in the order in which they are received.

PRIORITY DEADLINE: LAST FRIDAY IN FEBRUARY
STEP THREE

The Lottery

If more students apply than seats available, a public lottery will be held and students will be randomly selected to fill seats. Families will also be notified of lottery results via email and phone call.

LOTTERY RESULTS LIVE: FIRST MONDAY IN MARCH
STEP FOUR

The Waitlist

Any application received after the application deadline will be added to the waitlist in the order in which the application is received. Families will be notified via email and phone call if a seat comes available.

STEP FIVE

Accept Admissions

Seats offered must be accepted or denied within 14 school days of the offer being made.

STEP SIX

Enrollment

Enrollment packet will be completed online. Parents/guardians must upload all required enrollment documents outlined in the Enrollment Policy.

WELCOME TO THE EMPOWER FAMILY!
Empower serves students elementary and middle school students in Bessemer, Alabama.

Tuition-Free Public Charter School
Empower Community School is committed to providing accessible education as a tuition-free, nonsectarian public charter school, fostering an inclusive and diverse learning environment for all students.

Equal Opportunity Employment
Empower Schools of Alabama considers applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, national origin, age, religion, sex, marital status, veteran or military status, the presence of a medical condition, disability, or any other legally protected status.

Non-Discrimination Statement
In its efforts to promote nondiscrimination and as required by law, Empower Schools of Alabama does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sex, disability, age, or any other basis prohibited by law, in providing education services, activities, and programs.

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