Student Application

Now Accepting Applications for Kindergarten – Grade 4.

All applications for the 2019/2020 lottery are due on MARCH 1, 2019.
Our 2019/2020 Lottery for K–4 will take place on MARCH 7, 2019.


Go to SchoolMint to submit your online 2019/2020 application.

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  • If you are new to SchoolMint, please create your family account and complete your student’s application. If you have more than one student applying, please fill out an application for all your students.
  • If you are on the 2018/2019 waitlist and already have a SchoolMint account, please login to your existing account and create a new application for your student for 2019/2020.
  • If your child already attends EMSA, your child will automatically be enrolled into the 2019/2020 year. If you have a student who will be in Kindergarten in the 2019/2020 school year, please fill out an application and identify that this child has a sibling already attending EMSA. Siblings to student’s currently attending EMSA will have seating priority.
  • If you have filled out a paper application and submitted it to EMSA, your student’s application will be uploaded into the SchoolMint system. You will be notified by December 1, 2018 that your application has been uploaded.

Paper Applications for 2019/2020 school year can be downloaded here and dropped off or mailed to EMSA at 1600 Dundee Ave., Elgin, IL 60120.

Questions concerning the application process?
Email us at info@emsacharter.org or call (630) 883-5013.


EMSA is a free, public charter school. There are no admission exams or tuition costs to attend. We are currently accepting waitlist applications for Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd or 3rd grade for 2018/2019. We are also accepting K–4 applications for the 2019/2020 school year. Students must reside in the District U-46 boundaries. Want to know more? Check out our FAQs page.

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For information about our Lottery Policy, click here.