Matched, Accepted and Returning

This page includes instructions for matched and returning families, as well as any family that has been accepted from the waitlist via MySchoolDC.

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Now that you have been accepted into Paul, please read, download, and/or print the quick and easy steps to enroll your child! 🖱CLICK HERE

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Still not sure what to do in regards to enrollment? Check out these instructions with Ms. Carlo!

STEP 1: Check first! If you are NEW to Paul and have not received acceptance through the MySchoolDC system please call our Enrollment Hotline at (202) 291-7499 and leave a message or email Note: If you are returning to Paul or have already been matched/accepted via MySchoolDC, proceed to Step 2.

STEP 2: You will receive an email with a Snapcode to begin the online enrollment process. The Snapcode is your child’s unique enrollment code and is required to complete the online registration form. If you need your child’s Snapcode and do not see the email, please call our enrollment hotline at (202) 291-7499 or visit the school during our enrollment office hours. 

Enrollment Office Hours:

  • School Days – 8:30am-3:30pm
  • We will have special Saturday hours on April 23rd from 8:30am – 12:30pm
  • Evening hours are available by appointment.
  • Enrollment assistance takes place at Paul Public Charter School’s campus located at 5800 8th St NW, Washington, DC 20011. Enter in the rear of the building where our parking lot is located on 9th Street NW or Missouri Ave. NW or 9th Street NW or Peabody St. NW. The Enrollment team at our school is here to assist you! For help, please contact or (202) 291-7499. The Enrollment team can walk you through his process step by step or answer any questions you may have.

STEP 3: Once you have completed your online enrollment form, you will need to provide Proof of DC residency. New families will also need to sign the Scholar Records Release to allow us to ask your child’s current school for their academic records. You can complete step 3 in two different ways:

IN PERSON: Come to the school during our Enrollment Office Hours (School Days – 8:00am-3:30pm). Please bring with you acceptable proof of residency. View acceptable documents below:

Policies pertaining to DC Residency Verification: 

We can only accept the signed DCRV in person or via (SYSTEM NAME) per OSSE regulations. We cannot accept the signed DCRV form via email. 

The person providing proof of DC residency must be the student’s parent or legal guardian/custodian. You may be asked to submit court documents to establish guardianship/custodianship.

If you are not the parent or legal guardian/custodian via court order, you will need to submit additional documentation to verify Other Primary Caregiver (OPC) status, including the OPC form and documentation to support your caregiver status (see page 2 of the form). 

If you do not have the relevant documentation for the OPC form you can also complete the attestation form and have it signed by a third party, such as a  legal, medical, or social services provider. 

The Enrollment Team can help you with the Other Primary Caregiver forms – please reach out to us via email at or by calling the Enrollment Hotline at (202) 378-2268, or come into our Enrollment Office Hours.  

NEW students accepted after the MySchoolDC lottery will be given a deadline in their acceptance letter from Paul that is based on the date of their acceptance, with the earliest deadline being May 1st. After the communicated deadline has passed space is no longer guaranteed and will be determined by grade grade level availability. 

Step 4: In addition to providing Proof of DC Residency, ALL families need to submit the following documents before your child can start school in August. These documents can be submitted in person during our Enrollment Office Hours or emailed to

Additionally, NEW STUDENTS must submit: 

  • Birth Certificate
  • Copy of Individualized Education Plan (IEP)/504 plan (if applicable)Final Report Card – Grades 6-10 
    • The final report for the school year must show completion of the previous grade or be accompanied by a letter from the school stating your child successfully completed the grade. Your child’s grade level placement at Paul PCS is not guaranteed until this documentation is received
  • Official Transcript (All new 10th,  and any 9th grade applicants who earned high school credit in middle school)
  • The transcript review will determine the appropriate grade level and course placement. If a student does not meet the requirements for the grade level that they were accepted for, they may be placed back on our waiting list for the appropriate grade level. The final report card and transcript for the year must be provided in order for us to create a schedule for your child.

Standard Guidance
Only DC residents are eligible to enroll and receive a tuition-free education in the District of Columbia. Enrollment of the student in a DC Public School or public charter school must be conducted by an individual that has the authority to enroll the student, physically resides in the District, and can submit supporting residency documentation. Individuals who have the authority to enroll the student are Parent, Guardian, Custodian, Adult student, or an Other Primary Caregiver (who must meet strict requirements to qualify). To be a resident, the enrolling person must:

• Be physically present in DC; and
• Submit valid documentation of DC residency.

Valid documentation of DC Residency
The District of Columbia may use whatever legal means it has at its disposal to verify residency. Providing false information or documentation may result in the payment of retroactive tuition,
withdrawal from school, and referral to the DC Office of the Attorney General for prosecution. The below chart displays valid documentation of DC residency.