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Academy Charter School, A public school of choice

Enrollment Info

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:

  • Children of paid employees (not to exceed 10% of enrollment)
  • Siblings of currently enrolled students

Non-discrimination Policy

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.

Enrollment Acceptance

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.

School Entrance Requirements

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.

Wait List Policies

The following policy will exist for filling open student spots during the school year.

  1. A wait list of employee’s children and siblings is established for each grade K-8. Priority is given to employee’s children first and siblings according to the date the sibling enrolled.
  2. The names of the children who filled out a current Intent to Enroll form will all be assigned a number. The numbers will then be pulled on a lottery basis and a list in order of lottery preference will be established for each grade level. This list will be valid until the next lottery is done on January 5th of the following year.
  3. As spaces become open in the ACS program, the first preference will be given to children on the employee and sibling student lists. If spaces remain after all the children on the employee and sibling student lists have been exhausted, then the spot will be offered to the first name on the lottery list for that grade level. (See #2)
  4. As a child gains admission to ACS, any sibling he or she may have will be added to the bottom of the sibling list for their particular grade.
  5. Starting November 1st, all persons currently on the lottery wait list need to re-apply during the enrollment period. This application will enable their child to participate in the lottery for the next school year. The only exception to this rule is the children who are on the employee and sibling lists will remain there until they receive admission to the school. No additional form will be required of them.
  6. Any new family can fill out an intend to enroll form to be included in the lottery for the next school year. If a family comes in to enroll after the lottery has been drawn in January, they will be placed on the bottom of the lottery list.

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.

Online Enrollment Form

© 2014 Academy Charter School
1551 Prairie Hawk Drive
Castle Rock, CO 80109
Fax: (303) 660-6385
Elementary Hours: 8:15-3:25
Middle School Hours: 8:00-3:25
Summer Hours Wed 9-2
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