The Community Charter School of Cambridge is accepting applications for the 2012-13 school year.

The tuition-free public charter school serves students in grades 7-12 from Cambridge, Boston and surrounding cities and towns.

There are open houses at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday and Dec. 14; and at weekend edition at 9:30 a.m. Jan. 7 for families interested in learning more about the school. “These events are a great way to learn more about the school’s educational philosophy, culture and mission,” said Justin T. Martin, chief communications officer for the school. “The open house events also provide a great opportunity to meet some of the faculty and staff, tour the school and get answers to important questions.”

CCSC is a tuition-free public school that accepts students on a first-come, first-served basis. School officials say about 35 percent of the student population come from Cambridge, 35 percent from Boston and the rest from surrounding cities and towns.

It opened “at capacity” this year, meaning all seats were occupied and a wait list for students was created.  To avoid a wait, families are encouraged by school officials to attend an open house and fill out the application during the first and second admissions cycles, held in December and January.

For information, click here or call Monica at (617) 354-0047.

This post was written from a press release.