Parents Ecstatic As Some Lucky Kids Win Entrance Into New Bronx Charter School

April 9, 2012 12:00 AM

Parents Ecstatic As Some Lucky Kids Win Entrance Into New Bronx Charter School
" NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Many New York City parents were especially elated Monday after finding out their child had made it into a special charter school in the Bronx.

Out of 510 applicants, only 126 children were chosen by lottery for the first kindergarten and 1st grade classes at the College Prep charter school in Morrisania, which will be operated by the Children’s Aid Society.

1010 WINS’ Sonia Rincon Reports From The Bronx

Jessica Ortiz got the good news Monday that her 5-year-old got into the school.

“Children’s Aid [has] always been a part of our lives as far as summer camps, after-school programs and me being a single mom, that’s a very important thing and I need that support in my life and I am so happy we were chosen,” Ortiz said.

The Children’s Aid Society helps children below the poverty line with after-school, summer and social services programs. However, this is the first time it is integrating all those elements into its own school "

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