Atlanta Classical Academy’s 2018-2019 enrollment lottery
was held on March 13, 2018.
All Intent to Enroll forms received after the February 28 lottery deadline
will be placed on the post-lottery wait lists in the order received.
All applicants must reside within the Atlanta Public Schools district.
INTENT TO ENROLL: 2018 – 2019
For the 2018 – 2019 school year, Atlanta Classical Academy will offer kindergarten through 12th grade.
To view our school brochure click here.
Prospective parents, students and members of the community are invited to join Atlanta Classical Academy founders and enrollment staff for an overview of our academic philosophy, academic plan, school life, and sports / activities, and a detailed explanation of the enrollment process.
We encourage all prospective parents to attend one of the Information Sessions offered before and during the enrollment period. If parents support our mission, philosophy, and practices, we invite them to take part in the enrollment process that begins on January 3, 2018.
All Information Sessions have taken place for the 2018 – 2019 enrollment season.
School tours will be available for students once they are offered a seat.
INTENT TO ENROLL PERIOD
The open Intent to Enroll period will take place from January 3, 2018 to February 28, 2018 at 11:00 p.m. ET. All Intent to Enroll forms received during this period will be included in the March 13, 2018 enrollment lottery.
Intent to Enroll forms that are received after 11:00 p.m. ET on February 28, 2018 will be added to the post-lottery wait lists in the order forms are received in our SchoolMint system.
INTENT TO ENROLL FORM
Parents should submit one (1) Intent to Enroll form per student anytime between January 3, 2018 through February 28, 2018 at 11:00 p.m. ET to participate in the lottery.
Please note that students must reside within the Atlanta Public Schools district in order to participate in the enrollment lottery.
An Intent to Enroll User Guide (en español) is available for first-time users of our enrollment system, SchoolMint.
Atlanta Classical Academy does not and will not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, pregnancy, genetic information, sexual orientation, marital status, citizenship status, service member status, or any other characteristics protected by law.
Hard copies of the Intent to Enroll form will be available at Atlanta Classical Academy and LaAmistad, Inc.
ENROLLMENT AND LOTTERY DETAILS
Each year, the enrollment process will a) fill a new grade of Kindergarten students, and b) position students to take seats that may come available in first grade and above.
To the extent that demand exceeds the number of available seats for any given grade, the administration will conduct a public, system-generated, grade-level lottery. The public lottery will take place at Atlanta Classical Academy, 3260 Northside Drive, Atlanta, GA 30305. Lottery results will be posted to each applicant’s online SchoolMint account on the day of the lottery.
In accordance with Atlanta Classical Academy’s charter and as permitted by OCGA § 20-2-206 6, Atlanta Classical Academy will grant enrollment preference to the siblings of currently-enrolled students, to the children of board members, and to the children of full-time employees.
Sibling preference refers to giving preference in the lottery to students who already have a sibling enrolled at the school. “Sibling” means a person with whom a child shares one or both parents in common by blood, adoption, or marriage, even if the marriage was terminated by death or dissolution. Siblings reside at least 50% of the time in the same household. Siblings, for the purpose of Atlanta Classical Academy’s enrollment process, must reside within the Atlanta Public Schools district. The lottery will be conducted on a grade-by-grade basis, and the results of the lottery for one sibling will have no bearing on the results of another sibling who is also participating in the lottery.
The result of the lottery for rising Kindergarten students will be a list of 50 “seated” students, plus a numerical wait list. The result of the lottery for first grade students and above will be a numerical wait list. The school will use the wait list to offer available seats to students on a grade-by-grade basis as they become available.
By the end of April each year, existing Atlanta Classical students will be required to express their intent to return for the following school year by providing proof of residency.
It is likely that the school will not be able to offer seats to new students in first grade and above until the month of May each year, because the school will not be able to confirm the number of available seats until a) students declare officially that they will not be returning, b) the principal determines which students, if any, will repeat their current grade, and c) the school places the students of full-time employees that will be hired in the Spring.