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

Student Application

Brighter Choice Charter Elementary School for Boys is now accepting Kindergarten through fourth grade admission applications for the 2015-16 school year.  Please click below to download the 2015-16 admission application to be completed and delivered to Brighter Choice Charter School for Boys at 116 North Lake Avenue, Albany, NY 12206 or faxed to 518-694-8201:

Admission Application

Admission Application-Spanish

You may also apply directly online by filling out this form:

New School Year Application Submission Notice - If the number of admission applications received by April 1st exceeds the anticipated space available for September admission, a random lottery will be held at Brighter Choice for Boys in early April. The status of applications will be provided by mail.

Student Information

First Name*:


Last Name*:

Birthdate* (Month/Day/Year):

Address 1*:

Address 2:





Applying For Admission to Grade*:

School Currently Attending:

Current School District:

Parent/Guardian Information

Who has the legal authority to apply for this child to attend Brighter Choice Charter School for Girls? *:

Guardian First Name*:

Guardian MI:

Guardian Last Name*:

Address 1*:

Address 2:




Home Phone:

Mobile Phone:

Work Phone:

Sibling Information

Does the applicant have a sibling who is applying to attend Brighter Choice Charter School for Boys or Brighter Choice Charter School for Girl? If yes, please list below:

Name: Birthdate (Day/Month/Year): Grade: Gender:
Name: Birthdate (Day/Month/Year): Grade: Gender:
Name: Birthdate (Day/Month/Year): Grade: Gender:

Parent/Guardian Signature:

By clicking "Submit" on this online form,I hereby testify that the information provided on this BCCS admission application and the attached application for transportation are accurate and current.*  Yes

Type your name*:

Today's Date (Day/Month/Year)*:

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 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.

Non Discrimination Statement

The Brighter Choice Charter School for Boys and the Brighter Choice Charter School for Girls shall not discriminate against or limit the admission of any student on any unlawful basis, including on the basis of ethnicity, national origin, gender, disability, intellectual ability, measures of achievement or aptitude, athletic ability, race, creed, gender, national origin, religion or ancestry. A school may not require any action by a student or family (such as an admission test, interview, essay, attendance at an information session, etc.) in order for an applicant to either receive or submit an application for admission to that school.

2015 Recruitment

Now accepting 2015-16 admission applications for grades K-4. Apply on-line or request an application from the school by calling 694-5372.

Contact Us

116 North Lake Avenue
Albany, NY 12206
Ph: (518) 694-8200
Fax: (518) 694-8201

Giving Back Campaign

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.

Why Brighter Choice?

Established in 2002, Brighter Choice Charter School for Boys is the only single-gender tuition-free school placing scholars on the road to college. Please contact our Parent Coordinator at 694-5372 to schedule a tour and to learn more about the opportunities being offered for scholars entering grades K-4. Brighter Choice accommodates students with disabilities, English language learners and participates in the free and reduced meals program.