For currently enrolled students: Parents wishing to re-enroll their child in Academy Charter School must complete a Re-Enrollment Form by January 15th each year in order to retain their child’s enrollment status. A vacancy is created when fewer children are re-enrolled than each class’s capacity. As vacancies occur in currently enrolled classes, those vacancies will be filled using a lottery system.
New enrollees: New enrollees for the upcoming year will be drawn by lottery from an enrollment pool. Openings will be filled on a class-by-class basis from the lottery lists.
For New Kindergarten enrollees: Forms will be accepted from November 1st until December 2nd this year. The lottery will be held on the first school day on or after December 2nd this school year and will set initial enrollment wait lists for the upcoming year. Selection has been made for the 2015-2016 school year. You can still add them to the list but they will go onto the bottom.
For 1st-8th Grade enrollees: Forms will be accepted from November 1st until January 6th this year. The lottery will be held on the first school day on or afterJanurary 6th this school year and will set initial enrollment wait lists for the upcoming year.
Mid-year school vacancies: When a vacancy is created during the school year, that vacancy will be filled using the preferences established in the most recent lottery period.
Exceptions: Priority must be given to the following classes of students:
Students shall be considered for admission into Academy Charter School without regard to race, creed, color, gender, national origin, religion, ancestry, disability or need for special education.
Upon receiving and invitation to Enroll via telephone, the parent(s) or legal guardian(s) of the child(ren) shall provide verbal Enrollment Acceptance to the appropriate school contact no later than twenty-four hours after the enrollment invitation was extended. Signed Enrollment Acceptance and Open Enrollment forms shall be downloaded bu the parent(s) or legal guardian(s) from the school website and submitted to the school within one week of providing verbal acceptance. A student who accepts enrollment will be deemed a currently enrolled student, and that student’s enrollment will continue beyond the current academic year, in accordance with the school’s policies and procedures. If no verbal Enrollment Acceptance is received by the school within twenty-four hours from the time any child was extended an invitation to Enroll, or an Enrollment Acceptance form was not submitted to the school within the time allowed, the school will assume the parent(s) or legal guardian(s) of the child(ren) have declined to enroll the child(ren) in the school, and the school may then extend an invitation to Enroll to another child.
All pupils entering kindergarten in the Douglas County public schools must have reached their fifth (5th) birthday in the year of entrance on or before October 1. Students entering first grade must have reached their sixth (6th) birthday by October 1. Birth certificates (immunization records and proof of residency) must be presented at the time of enrollment.
The following policy will exist for filling open student spots during the school year.
Forms are available by clicking on the link below or in the school office on November 1st to put your student’s name in our lottery.