Friday, April 12, 2024


Admissions Policy

The Board of Trustees of Bear Creek Community Charter School understands the importance of establishing fair and equitable criteria for student admission and shall fully comply with the Pennsylvania Charter School Law regarding admission policies and procedures, as well as all other applicable state and federal provisions. Bear Creek Community Charter School is a non-sectarian institution in all respects, and does not discriminate against any student, employee, or other person on the basis of race, ethnicity, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, or disability, or any other criteria prohibited by law. An admission criterion does not consider intellectual or athletic ability, aptitude, disability, race, creed, national origin, religion, or ancestry. Learn More

Existing Students

Students currently attending Bear Creek Community Charter School will be guaranteed an enrollment slot (seat) for the following year, unless they notify the school that they will not be returning. Learn More

New Students

Parents of children interested in enrolling at Bear Creek Community Charter School will be given the opportunity to apply for admission. The date the application for admission process begins and ends will be determined by the school administration each year and will be posted in the school office as well as on the school's web site. Parents of children interested in applying for admission must complete and submit the online Application for Admission process by the deadline provided by the school. Learn More

Kindergarten Students

Children enrolling in kindergarten must be at least five (5) years old on or before September 1 of the school year in which they are seeking to enroll. Parents and guardians of students enrolling in kindergarten must provide the school with documentation regarding immunizations and other health records in advance of starting school. Learn More

Parent Workshop

Bear Creek Community Charter School will host at least one parent workshop to provide information regarding the school to new parents as well as finalize student enrollment. Attendance by at least one parent of each new student at a parent workshop shall be a mandatory component in the enrollment process. Students whose parents fail to participate in a parent workshop will not be guaranteed enrollment and will lose any preference in enrollment. Learn More


Deadlines associated with the annual enrollment process are identified each year and communicated through the School's web site. It is imperative that parents of existing students and parents who would like to enroll their children at Bear Creek Community Charter School be aware of these deadlines. Learn More

Change of Student Residency

Parents/guardians are required to notify Bear Creek Community Charter School in writing when they move (change of address) by completing a Student Change of Address Notification Form and providing proof of residency, including an updated Pennsylvania Driver’s License or Photo Identification Card with the correct address. Learn More

Students exploring the Shades Creek Watershed with staff of the Natural Lands Trust.

BMX assembly about making good choices. Daredevil cyclist jumps over charter school staff.

Rock climbing during Environmental Education Class.

Enjoying a short story with Trooper Piekanski.

A welcoming kindergarten classroom.