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Academy Charter School is a tuition-free, public charter school in Douglas County, Colorado.
We invite you to join our 2024-2025 Waitlist!

Joining this list does not obligate you to attend ACS, nor does it guarantee admission. 
The largest number of available seats are in our kindergarten class;
however, we admit students at all grade levels when space is available.

Lottery Enrollment & Waitlist Information

In anticipation of interest in Academy Charter School exceeding available seats, ACS will hold an enrollment lottery. The lottery is held on December 1st and sets the initial enrollment list for the upcoming year. Emails will be sent out the same day for the first round of enrollment. You will have 24 hours to respond back with your acceptance or non-acceptance.  Following the initial lottery selection names left on the enrollment list are moved to the Waitlist.  Lottery lists and Waitlists are cleared and begin again on November 1 of each year. 

ACS offers Full Day - 5 day/week Kindergarten

All pupils entering kindergarten in the Douglas County public schools must have reached their fifth (5th) birthday in the year of entrance before October 1. A birth certificate, immunization records, and proof of residency must be presented at the time of enrollment.

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. Click to read more about DCSD Enrollment of Students with Special Needs in Charters


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


Filling Seats

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

* A waitlist of employees’ children and siblings is established for each grade K-8. Priority is given to employees’ children first and siblings according to the date the sibling enrolled.

*The names of the children who filled out a current Lottery 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.

* As seats become open in the ACS program, the first preference will be given to children on the priority lists. If seats remain after all the children on the priority lists have been exhausted, then the spot will be offered to the first name on the lottery list for that grade level. 

* 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.

* Each year all persons currently on the lottery waitlist need to re-apply during the enrollment period. This application will enable their child to participate in the lottery for the next school year.

* Any new family can fill out an intent 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, they will be placed on the bottom of the lottery list.
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