Admissions Process

Applying for New Dawn Charter School II is easy, but please read the instructions carefully. Per the approved charter application, New Dawn Charter High School II is a transfer school, but will also accept any student in the 8th grade that is 16 years of age or older. 

New Dawn II has a rolling application period and we accept applications 12 months out of the year for admission in September and February. However, those students who apply by April 1st will be included in a lottery and if picked, will be guaranteed enrollment in the following September. To ensure access to transfer students, students may complete the lottery application for enrollment in February. These students will be added to the wait list and will be enrolled if there is available space.

You can apply in three ways:

  1. You can apply below on the website
  2. You can print out the application, complete it and then fax to 347-334-6050. Student Application.pdf
  3. You can call us at 347.947.2580, and we will mail you a lottery application. You can print out the lottery application, complete it and mail to: New Dawn Charter High School II, 89-25 161st Street, Jamaica, New York 11432

Please call us at 347-947-2580 if you have any questions. 

Required Documents

Admitted students are also required to complete and submit the following as part of the enrollment process:

  • Proof of residence: This can be a utility bill (but not a cable bill), lease, HRA application, or any government-issued ID.
  • Birth Certificate
  • Enrollment Form: This form is used to record all basic information about the student and the family, including home, work, and emergency telephone numbers.
  • Parent/Guardian Consent to Attend: It is extremely important that a parent or guardian sign this form.
  • Free and Reduced Price Meals Application: This form must be completed for all students and will be held in strict confidence.
  • Immunization Records
  • Medical Forms: This set of forms must be submitted for all students within the first 30 days of attendance. It is the responsibility of each parent to keep their child’s medical information, including food allergies, up to date.
  • Record Release: This form gives the school permission to obtain all records pertaining to a given student from his or her previous school. It must be completed and should include the telephone number and address of the previous school, as well as the signature of a parent or legal guardian.
  • Transcripts from All Schools Attended Prior to New Dawn
  • IEP or 504 Modifications

It is critical that the school be notified immediately of any changes in a student’s name, address, phone number, responsible parent, or any other information provided at the time of registration. Such changes should be communicated in writing and sent to the Principal.

Placement of Incoming Students

Students also take a series of assessments during orientation that New Dawn II staff determine grade and classroom placement. These include the following:

  • Scantron Series (diagnostic tests in a variety of subjects including language arts, mathematics, social studies and science); and
  • Home Language Survey (used for placement in ELL programs).

For the 2019-2010 school year, all students enrolled will be in 9th grade. This includes any student coming from the 8th grade that is 16 years of age or older.

Transfer Credits

Whenever possible, incoming students’ report cards and/or progress reports are reviewed for course placement and credit. If a student has made satisfactory progress at his/her transferring school in a course, then he/she may be able to get full credit for the equivalent course at New Dawn II, given that he/she completes all stated requirements by the end of the term. The degree of partial credit granted hinges on consultations between the Principal and respective instructors.


New Dawn II complies with all confidentiality laws protecting the privacy of its students and their families. Information regarding a student’s progress will be shared only with parents or guardians, appropriate members of the school’s faculty and staff, and any professional consultants retained for the purpose of measuring and/or improving instructional quality. When information regarding student performance is made public, it will be presented in such a way as to avoid the identification of specific, individual students.

For more information, please contact:

Parent Coordinator, Ms. Garmera Ross: gross@ndchsqueens.org

89-25 161st St. Jamaica, NY 11432

Phone: 347-947-2580 x2201

Fax: 347-658-1197

Non Discrimination Statement

A charter school shall not discriminate against or limit the admission of any student on any unlawful basis, including on the basis of ethnicity, national origin, disability, intellectual ability, measures of achievement or aptitude, athletic ability, race, creed, gender, religion or ancestry. A school may not require any action by a student or family (such as an admissions 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.