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Enrollment Information

The Academy serves our students to develop college ready, exemplary citizens by promoting excellence in academics, character and relationships.
 
The Academy has a high demand for enrollment, with more students wanting to come to The Academy than we can accommodate due to space and class size limitations. The waitlist for each academic year is established through a lottery process. Potential candidates are processed in this random lottery where each candidate has an equal chance of being selected. Parents/Guardians must submit a lottery application each year when the lottery window is open (August 1st - January 15th). Please note that there are three categories of candidates that are exempt from the lottery process but must still complete a lottery application:

1. Children of staff (application for enrollment occurs within 30 days of hire)
2. Siblings of current students (by family admission date)
3. Children of alumni graduates

If a student is not offered a spot during the initial enrollment period, the student remains on the prioritized waitlist. When a opening becomes available, we will offer the spot to the next person on the waitlist. If a parent declines a spot, their student will be removed from the list and they will have to re-apply if they change their minds. 

The Academy does not make any distinction on account of race, creed, color, gender, national origin, religion, or ancestry of any student who seeks admission. 

Once a student is enrolled at The Academy, their position in the school is secure and they do not have to re-apply for a position the following year. 

Students may be admitted to The Academy of Charter Schools until October 1st.

**Parents of all students with a current IEP (Individual Education Plan) will be required to submit a current IEP prior to enrollment. Failure to disclose a current IEP is grounds for revoking their "school of choice" privilege. For more information on our Special Education and 504 Procedures, please click HERE.
2018-2019
**We currently have openings for Full Day Kindergarten**
The lottery window for the 2018-2019 school year is now closed. If you'd like to add your student to our First Come, First Serve list (your student will go below the students entered through the lottery), please see the forms section (to the right and down) and bring it to the Main Campus front office. Once the completed form is received, the form will be date stamped and your student will be added to the list based on the date and time.
 
 
 
 
 
 
The Academy has 1-AM Kindergarten class and 4-Full Day Kindergarten classes.
 
ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS
Any child who reaches five years of age on or before October 1st is eligible to enter kindergarten.

FULL DAY KINDERGARTEN TUITION
Tuition is $375 per month. Parents will be required to pay a $100, non-refundable deposit within 3 days of being notified of their student is eligible for enrollment. 
 
THERE IS NO TUITION FOR AM KINDERGARTEN
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS
Any child who reaches four years of age on or before October 1st is eligible to enter pre-kindergarten.

PRE-KINDERGARTEN TUITION
Parents will be required to pay a $100, non-refundable deposit.
Full Day Pre-K including BASE care, breakfast, lunch & 2 snacks $900 per month
Full Day Pre-K including breakfast, lunch and a snack, without BASE care $800 per month
Half Day Pre-K $400 per month without before OR after care
Half Day Pre-K $500 per month with before care OR after care
 
 
Pre-K tours (North Campus) can be scheduled the First and Last Wednesday each month at 10 a.m. by calling 303-289-8088 Ext. 533
 
Tours of our North Campus (Kindergarten through 2nd grade) dates are listed below at 8:20 AM in the North Campus Conference room. Please call the North Campus Office at 303-289-8088 Ext. 501 to schedule yours.
 
~2018-2019 dates coming soon~
  
For tours of our Main Campus for grades 3 through 6- Please contact Susan Wagar at 303-289-8088, Ext. 168. 

For tours of our Main Campus for grades 7 and 8- Please contact Teri Caswell at 303-289-8088, Ext. 450.

For tours of our Main Campus for grades 9 through 12- Please contact Stacy McCleskey at 303-289-8088, Ext. 193.
 International Students
 
Listed below are the foreign exchange agencies we partner with. Hosting an international student is an incredible experience! Please contact one of these agencies and become a host family!

-Aspect Foundation                                                        
www.aspectfoundation.org
Susan Erker
susan.erker@aspectfoundation.org

-iE-International Experience
www.usa.international-experience.net
Cynthia Storm Rouillard
crouillard@international-experience.net

-Youth for Understanding USA
www.yfuusa.org
Morgan McKibben
mmckibben@yfu.org
303-955-5217
 
 
 
 
                 
 
          
      
Angela Serna                   Sandy Messer
Registrar                          Assistant Registrar
303-289-8088                  303-289-8088, Ext. 103 
 
 
 
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 Q: Is there a lottery pool for all students?
A:  Yes, for all new students applying to The Academy.

 Q: How do I enroll my student(s)?
A: Once the lottery window opens (August 1st annually), anyone interested in placing their student in the lottery pool for enrollment at The Academy must fill out the lottery application form on-line or come to the Main Campus to fill out a paper application. A separate form is required for each student.  

Q: After I fill out the lottery form, how will I know if my student is enrolled?
A:  We will begin notifying families in February if their student was drawn in the lottery and are eligible for enrollment. Students are not enrolled until the Eligible for Enrollment packet is submitted and reviewed. 

Q:  How many students are in the lottery pool to enroll?
A:  This will vary upon grade level. The average is 100.

Q:  Is there a fee to attend The Academy?
A:  The Academy is a public charter school, therefore we do not charge tuition except for our Pre-Kindergarten and Full day Kindergarten programs.

Q: If my student is not selected by the lottery for the upcoming school year, will their information be rolled over to the next year?
A: No. Students who are not selected by the lottery or are still on the wait list when school starts will need to fill out the Lottery Application again to be included in the following years lottery. Names and information will not be rolled over from year to year. 

Q: Does The Academy provide transportation?
A: No. Parents are required to provide transportation to and from school.

Q: How much time are parents expected to devote to The Academy?
A: The Academy does not require parents to volunteer; however, we do encourage it. When families are involved in their children's education, grades and test scores go up, children become more likely to pass and attend better schools after high school, and they tend to have fewer discipline problems.
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