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MPTCS joins the Newark Common App Enrollment System

Dear MPTCS Families,


As we continually Reimagine the Village, we are also reimagining our recruitment and enrollment processes. Along with a number of Newark charter schools, MPTCS has officially joined the Newark Common App enrollment system. We made the switch to ensure efficiency, transparency, and user-friendliness for our families. We are committed to elevating our stakeholder’s voices and the new system was designed based on local parent and school leader feedback. The benefits of the new application system include:


  • A centralized application, lottery, and waitlist for prospective families to enroll directly at our school sites.  

  • An easier application which can be completed in approximately 10 minutes on your phone, tablet, computer, or on paper. 
  • A transparent process to promote greater equity and access.


Most importantly, as a current member of the Village, you are not required to do anything. All student information will automatically roll over into the new system. You do not have to re-enroll or complete an application for the next school year. We are only sharing this information to keep you updated. We also ask that you spread the word about the exciting new way for prospective families to join our Village! If you know anyone who is looking for a new pre-k, kindergarten or high school home, please invite them to enroll for the 2023-24 school year. The Newark Common App window will be open from December 1st to March 3rd. 


As always, we appreciate your partnership as we continue to educate, enlighten, and motivate our scholars to excel. 



Recruitment & Enrollment Team

Marion P. Thomas Charter School