Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
How can I purchase my child’s uniform?
Ideal Uniform is the official GCCS uniform carrier for the 2015-2016 school year. You can purchase your child uniforms online, by phone or by visiting the Ideal Uniform retail store.
Phone: (718) 252-5090
1816 Flatbush Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11210
175 Rockaway Avenue
Valley Stream, NY 11580
What are the uniform colors?
GCCS students should wear Gray pants, skirts or jumpers. Shoes should be comfortable, preferably sneakers. There are no color restrictions on footwear.
Shirt colors by grade:
- Kindergarten: Royal Blue
- 1st Grade: Kelly Green
- 2nd Grade: Teal
- 3rd Grade: Purple
- 4th Grade: Navy Blue
- 5th Grade: Black or White
What grades do you offer?
Global Community Charter School serves Kindergarten through 5th grade.
What is the school schedule?
Global Community Charter School’s academic day is in session from 8:00 am until 4:00 pm Monday through Thursday, and 8:00 am until 12pm on Fridays.
Do you offer an After School program?
Yes! Global Community Charter School offers a free After School program. Our After School Program runs from 4:15 pm to 5:45 pm Monday through Thursday.
Does my child qualify for After School?
GCCS offers a limited space After School program based in the visual arts, performing arts, academic help and sports. After School is available on a first-come, first-serve basis. You must submit an application in order to be eligible. Applications will be sent home with students the second week of school.
What are your school hours?
GCCS is open Monday-Friday from 8:00 am to 5:45 pm.
Does the school offer busing?
Yes. Busing is provided by the Office of Pupil Transportation. To determine if your child is eligible, please visit the NYC Department of Education website here: http://schools.nyc.gov/Offices/Transportation/default.htm
Bus service begins on Thursday, September 8 2016.
Is there an application fee?
Nope! You can even fill out our free online application and apply today!
What age do you have to be to start Kindergarten?
2017-2018 Academic Year: If your child was born in 2012, you can apply to Kindergarten at GCCS.
Can I fill out one application for all of my children?
No, each child needs a separate application.
How do you determine admission?
Students are selected by a random lottery drawing. Students who are not selected in the lottery drawing should not be discouraged, their names will be placed on a waiting list and may be selected as seats become available.
Does it cost anything to attend GCCS?
GCCS is free! There is no application fee to apply and no tuition is required to attend.
Student Support Services
Do you have Special Education Services?
All special education needs are reviewed in a case by case basis. GCCS implements an ICT (Integrated co-teaching) model in which one or both of each of your student’s teachers will have SWD (Students with Disabilities) certification and provide SWD services within the classroom. Additionally, Speech Therapy services are available.
If my child is an English Language Learner are they allowed to apply?
GCCS provides support services for ELL (English Language Learner) and ESL (English as a Second Language) students. Additionally, many of our teachers are bilingual, though we do not currently offer a formal Bilingual Program.
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