How To Apply

Recruitment and Enrollment Notification

Schedule for 2023-2024

Odyssey Community School is a public charter school located in Manchester, Connecticut. Charter schools are public, independent schools funded directly by the Connecticut Department of Education. The Odyssey Board of Trustees functions as our Board of Education. Currently, we receive $11,525 per pupil to operate Odyssey, as we are responsible for meeting all the state and federal requirements of any Connecticut public school.  Charter school teachers must meet all of the state certification requirements, and charter school students must take the state mandated achievement tests in the elementary and middle grades.

Odyssey Community School accepts students from all cities and towns in Connecticut.  Bus transportation is only available for students who reside in Manchester. Parents are responsible for providing transportation to and from Odyssey for those students living outside Manchester.

Children are admitted to Odyssey Community School by lottery.
If you are placed on the WAITLIST, you must reapply for the upcoming school year.

Odyssey Community School classroom enrollment size is always fewer than 20 students per class.

Timeline for Enrollment Process

  • January 13, 2023: Online Intent to Return form instructions emailed to parents of current students and staff 
  • February 3, 2023: Online Intent to Return form must be completed by this date. Students who do not have their online Intent to Return form completed by the due date will have to enter the lottery process if they wish to be considered for enrollment.  There are no exceptions.
  • March 1, 2023: Lottery Application Available for New Families
  • March 23, 2023 at 6:00-6:30 pm: Virtual Q and A session. A link will be sent out closer to the event.
  • March 31, 2023: Online Lottery Applications due . Applications received after March 31, 2023 will be put on the waiting list in first come/first served order after on-time applications are processed.  There are no exceptions.
  • April 5, 2023 at Noon: Lottery. Acceptance letters will be emailed approximately one week after the lottery.
  • TBD (May)  Accepted Student Open House 
  • May 13, 2023: Online Registration forms must be completed. If the online registration form is not completed by May 13, 2023, the open seat will be given to the first student on the waiting list.  The student who did not complete the registration form will be placed at the end of the waiting list.
  • Prior to school opening, those parents offered a seat from the waitlist will be given 1 week to complete the registration process.  After school begins, those parents offered a seat from the waitlist (phone call and email) will be given 48 hours to complete the registration process. The open seat will be given to the next student on the waitlist if these timeframes are not met.
  • We will fill open spots through December 2023.
  • There are no exceptions to the above deadline times and dates.



579 Middle Turnpike West, Manchester, Connecticut 06040 | Phone 860-645-1234 | Fax 860-533-0324


Odyssey Community School does not discriminate in any employment practice, education program, or educational activity on the basis of race, color, religious creed, sex, age, national origin, ancestry, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, or any other basis prohibited by Connecticut state and/or federal nondiscrimination laws.

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