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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 

If a student is not offered a spot during the initial enrollment period, the student remains on the prioritized waitlist. When an 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 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.
Enrollment for the 2019-2020 school year is now closed. Please see next section for enrollment for the 2020-2021 school year.
The lottery window for the 2020-2021 school year is now closed. Please complete the First Come, First Serve application located under the Forms section of this page. These applications will not be included in our lottery and students will be added to the waiting list after those students who applied during the lottery window based on when the completed form is submitted. Completed forms can be dropped off at either campus or emailed to

If your student has an IEP or 504, we will need the following documents should an opening become available for your student-
IEP- Initial IEP and Most Recent IEP
504- Most Recent 504
Any child who reaches four years of age on or before October 1st is eligible to enter pre-kindergarten.

Parents will be required to pay a $100, non-refundable deposit.
Full Day Pre-K including BASE care, breakfast, lunch & 2 snacks $1,050 per month
Full Day Pre-K including breakfast, lunch and a snack, without BASE care $850 per month
The Academy has 5 tuition-free, Full Day Kindergarten classes.
Any child who reaches five years of age on or before October 1st is eligible to enter kindergarten.

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 8:00 AM in the North Campus Conference room. Please call the North Campus Office at 303-289-8088 Ext. 501 to schedule your tour.
May 6
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. 204.

For tours of our Main Campus for grades 9 through 12- Please contact Stacy McCleskey at 303-289-8088, Ext. 450.
 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                                               
Susan Erker

-iE-International Experience
Cynthia Storm Rouillard

-Youth for Understanding USA
Lucy Trankina
 Serna   Torrez
Angela Serna                        Theresa Torrez
Registrar                               Registration Assistant 
303-289-8088, Ext. 147       303-289-8088, Ext. 104
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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-K program. 
To view our fees, click here.

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 year's 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.