The only all-boys tuition-free elementary school serving the Capital Region.

Some people want it to happen, some people wish it to happen, others make it happen.
- Michael Jordan

The Brighter Choice Charter Schools (BCCS) are accepting applications for Kindergarten through Fifth grades. If the number of admission applications received exceeds the space available, a random lottery will be held at Brighter Choice (250 Central Ave) on April 1st to determine admission to the schools. Students applying to Kindergarten must be 5 years old on or before December 31st, 2019.

For help completing this application, call: (518) 694-5372.

Student Admission Policy

BCCS-B Student Admission Policy

Application Forms

Home Language Questionnaire Form

2019-20 Sibling Admission Application

PARA FAMILIAS LATINAS: Si necesita una aplicación en español, por favor llame al (518) 694-5372. Descargar una aplicación en español; 2019-20 BC Spanish Admission Application

Please fill out the following information completely or download the form 2019-20 Admission Application

Student Information

Student's First Name*
Student's Last Name*
Date of Birth*
Street Address*
School District (or New York City Community School District), if known:
Grade Applying For
Current School
What language is primarily spoken in the student’s home or residence?
What was the first language your child learned?
Does your child have an Individualized Education Program (IEP)? YesNo

Parent/Guardian Information

Relationship to Student*:
Home Address
Home* Phone Number, if available
Mobile Phone Number, if available
Work Phone Number, if available
Does the applicant have a sibling(s) who is currently enrolled in Brighter Choice Charter School for Boys or Brighter Choice Charter School for Boys?
Date of Birth
Date of Birth
Does the applicant have a sibling(s) who is applying to attend Brighter Choice Charter School for Boys or Brighter Choice Charter School for Girls?
Date of Birth
Date of Birth
I learned about Brighter Choice Charter School from the following:

Parent/Guardian Signature


I hereby testify that the information provided on this BCCS admission application is accurate and current.

Important Information Regarding Admission: Completion of this form demonstrates your desire to enroll your child at the Brighter Choice Charter Schools. Upon admission, families of Brighter Choice students must provide two proofs of current residency, parent/guardian picture ID, a copy of the student’s prior year academic record, birth certificate, and immunization record. A Student Registration Packet must also be completed.

Nondiscrimination Statement The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) prohibits discrimination against its customers, employees, and applicants for employment on the bases of race, color, national origin, age, disability, sex, gender identity, religion, reprisal, and where applicable, political beliefs, marital status, familial or parental status, sexual orientation, or all or part of an individual's income is derived from any public assistance program, or protected genetic information in employment or in any program or activity conducted or funded by the Department. (Not all prohibited bases will apply to all programs and/or employment activities.)

Thank you for your interest in Brighter Choice Charter Schools!

Upcoming Events

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Giving Back

Brighter Choice for Boys is committed to raising funds each year to benefit the Children's Hospital at Albany Medical Center in memory of Abdulaziz Fadul and Qazir Sutherland. This year Brighter Choice will once again participate in the Students Care for Kids hearts campaign. Hearts will be sold and displayed at the school from February - May, 2015. The generosity of our staff, families and community is greatly appreciated.