Enrollment Process


Clarksdale Collegiate does not limit admission based on ethnicity, national origin, religion, gender, income level, disabling condition, proficiency in the English language, or academic or athletic ability.

Any student residing in the geographical boundaries of a Mississippi school district that was rated “C,” “D” or “F” at the time the Clarksdale Collegiate was approved by the Authorizer Board including but not limited to Clarksdale Municipal School District, Coahoma County School District, and all adjacent school districts.

Clarksdale Collegiate is currently accepting interest forms from children who will enter Kindergarten through seventh grade in the 2023-24 school year.  A child must turn five years of age on or before September 1st to enroll in kindergarten or turn 6 years of age on or before September 1st to enroll in first grade.


Admissions Process

Parents or guardians wishing to enroll their child in Clarksdale Collegiate must submit an interest form online or in person. If more students have applied to Clarksdale Collegiate than we have seats (or space) to accommodate, we will conduct a lottery in compliance with Mississippi Charter School Law. If needed, the lottery for the 2023-2024 school year will be conducted online on March 10th by PowerSchool, our third-party SIS vendor.

Admissions Preference

According to Mississippi Code § 37-28-23 (8), Clarksdale Collegiate provides admission preference to the following groups:

Currently enrolled scholars will automatically be guaranteed a seat for all subsequent grade levels unless that scholar withdraws from the school. Current Clarksdale Collegiate scholars do not need to complete a new interest form.

Siblings of current Clarksdale Collegiate scholars are given enrollment preference by being selected first in the lottery (if needed). Siblings are defined as a sister or brother residing in the same household or related by blood. Those potential scholars should indicate that they are a sibling of a current Clarksdale Collegiate student on the enrollment application. Once the lottery has been conducted, preference can not be applied.

Children of Clarksdale Collegiate full-time staff or board members will be given admissions preference. These scholars will be drawn second in the lottery (if needed) with the total number of seats allocated not to exceed 10% of the total seats available.

Scholars who are underserved as defined by Mississippi Code § 37-28-5 (o) as participating in the federal free lunch program who qualify for at-risk student funding under the Mississippi Adequate Education Program and scholars who are identified as having special education needs. Scholars who qualify for the underserved student preference will receive a weighted preference in the lottery (if needed).