Enrollment

Congratulations on your decision to enroll your child in one of the best school-from-home programs in Massachusetts. This page will provide everything you need to register and get started, but if you have any questions, please schedule a time to speak to our enrollment specialist.

Welcome to GCVS! We’re happy to have you here, and we look forward to meeting you.

Enrollment Caps

The Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education places enrollment caps on virtual public schools, so there may be a waiting list for enrollment. But don’t let this discourage you from applying; we often have space.

You’re welcome to take a look at the Cap Towns* for the 2022–2023 and 2023–2024 school years.

Lottery

When we receive more applications than the number of available spots, we conduct a random-number lottery, prioritizing the students with enrollment preferences. We publish the lottery results on this website and notify selected families via email.

We place selected families on a waitlist. If spots become available throughout the school year, we will offer placement to those families based on the assigned lottery number.

SY 2023–2024

Lottery # Application Deadline Lottery Date
31 April 5, 2024 April 10, 2024
32 April 19, 2024 April 24, 2024
33 May 3, 2024 May 8, 2024
34 May 17, 2024 May 22, 2024

SY 2024–2025

Lottery # Application Deadline Lottery Date
5 April 12, 2024 April 17, 2024
6 April 26, 2024 May 1, 2024
7 May 10, 2024 May 15, 2024
8 May 24, 2024 May 29, 2024
9 June 7, 2024 June 12, 2024
10 June 21, 2024 June 26, 2024

Enrollment Preferences
The Greater Commonwealth Virtual School will provide an enrollment preference to:

  1. Students who are unable to attend school in person because of the student’s medical condition
  2. Students who are out of school due to bullying or other safety concerns
  3. Students with disabilities
  4. Students out of school due to pregnancy or parenting
  5. Students who seek advanced coursework not available in their current school
  6. Students in training for competitive arts or sports whose schedules prevent them from attending school regularly
  7. Students of currently enrolled siblings