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Enrollment Procedures for 2017-2018

In order to enroll your child at MACS, you must follow the steps below.  To receive a copy of these procedures and related documents in a language other than English, please contact the main office at 215-227-0513 or visit our website (  Si te gustaría una copia de estas instrucciones en español, por favor llama a la oficina.    

  1. The Application of Intent is now available for the 2017-2018 school year. You may download the Application of Intent from our website or obtain one in person at 3821 N. Broad Street (Broad and Butler Streets). The deadline for submitting the application is January 9, 2017.


  2. Once you have completed the Application of Intent and have turned it in to our main office, you and your child will be invited to a voluntary Information Session. The purpose of the Information Session is to explain the Mission and Vision of MACS and for you to decide whether or not our school is a good fit for your child. 


  3. By January 9, 2017, if MACS has received more applications than there are open seats available, we will need to hold a public lottery, which will be held on Thursday, January 12, at 5:30 PM in the school auditorium. All applicants will be notified by mail of the lottery results.  If an applicant’s name is selected, the family will receive a letter asking them to submit the items listed in Step 4.    



    By January 9, 2017, if MACS has received fewer applications than there are open seats available, all applicants will receive a letter by mail, asking them to submit the items listed in Step 4, below.  All applications submitted after the January 9 deadline will then be processed on a first-come, first-served basis, and the applicants will be contacted by mail and asked to submit the items listed in Step 

  5. In the Acceptance Letter, you will be asked to submit the following items to the office in order to finalize enrollment (You will have 2 weeks to turn in these required documents.):

  1. Proof of Residency: (a deed, a lease, current utility bill, current credit card bill, property tax bill, vehicle registration, driver’s license, DOT identification card.)

  2. Proof of Child’s Age: (Any of the following items, belonging to the child, is acceptable: Birth Certificate; Baptismal Certificate (or copy of the record of baptism – notarized or duly certified and showing the date of birth); notarized statement from the parents or another relative indicating the date of birth; a valid passport; a prior school record indicating the date of birth.

  3. Immunization Records: required by law (shots and vaccines)

  4. Sworn Affidavit: (Registration Statement, required by law; this form will be mailed with the letter described in Step 3.)

  5. Acceptance-Enrollment Form: (This form will be mailed with the letter described in Step 3.)

Our receipt of the required documents listed above, including a completed Acceptance-Enrollment Form (so that we know that you have accepted our offer of enrollment), will complete the enrollment process.  We will immediately send you a congratulatory letter confirming our receipt of all necessary items. 


Following your submission of your child's Final Report Card in June, your child will be rostered. 


Please Note:  If your child receives Special Education Services or ESOL Services, once your child is accepted, we also request the following applicable documents before June 30, in order to appropriately roster him/her:  IEP, ER, NOREP, ESOL documentation.