GREEN Charter Elementary School is a Kindergarten through 5th Grade school and is part of the South Carolina Public Charter School District. Any student in South Carolina may apply to attend tuition-free. The Global Renewable Energy Education Network (GREEN) prepares students in STEM to creatively and responsibly impact our complex world in renewable energy, sustainability and conservation efforts. We believe in a personalized approach to education while actively listening and responding to student needs and concerns.
GREEN Charter Schools are committed to enrolling a diverse student population and abides by the South Carolina statutes that forbid discrimination on the basis of race, national origin, gender, marital status, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, or disability. GREEN shall enroll an eligible student who submits a timely application unless the number of applications exceed the capacity of a program, class, grade level or building. In such cases, all applicants shall have an equal chance of being admitted through a Lottery.
*Applications submitted after January 31, 2023 will be placed on the waitlist after all on-time lottery applicants.
To receive sibling priority, who is considered a “sibling?”
To be considered a “sibling” for purposes of sibling priority, an applicant must share at least one birth, adopted, or foster parent with a student who is currently enrolled at GREEN.
How does sibling priority work at GREEN Charter Schools?
- BEFORE the lottery, if you are the sibling of a currently enrolled student (or a child of a staff member), you will be seated before other applicants.
- DURING the lottery, if you are a sibling of another applicant and one of you gets a seat, all of your siblings will also get seats IF THERE ARE ENOUGH SEATS still open after the current student’s siblings are seated. If all seats are full, then those siblings who cannot be immediately seated will move to the top of the waitlist with other siblings in the same situation and each of you will be seated as seats become available.
- If your application is received AFTER the lottery deadline, most if not all seats will have been filled. Because of this, if you are the sibling of a currently enrolled student (or a child of a staff member or an applicant who has at least one sibling get a seat), you will move to the top of the waitlist with other siblings in the same situation and each of you will be seated as seats become available. We cannot guarantee seats to siblings after the lottery, as most of those seats will have been filled. Please be sure to apply during Open Enrollment.
Once on the waitlist do we have to continue to apply every year?
Yes. Each year we conduct a lottery for every grade in which we have available seats.