Enrollment Process

Atlanta Classical Academy is a public, open-enrollment school that serves students in grades Kindergarten through 12th grade. All students must reside within the Atlanta Public Schools district to be eligible to attend. 

The lottery application for the 2021-2022 school year is now live. All applications submitted before 4:00 p.m. on Monday, March 1, 2021 will be entered into our enrollment lottery. The lottery results will be released on Monday, March 8, 2021.

Atlanta Classical Academy
Lottery for the 2021-2022 School Year
Monday, March 8 at 9:00 a.m.

Enrollment Information Sessions

Prospective parents, students, and members of the community are invited to join Atlanta Classical Academy administration 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. All participants who RSVP prior to the event will receive a Zoom link on the day of the presentation. Be sure to check this page for updates. 

Upcoming Enrollment Sessions:

Thursday, January 14, 2021 | 7:00-8:00 p.m. | Click to RSVP

Wednesday, February 17, 2021 | 7:00-8:00 p.m. | Click to RSVP

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. 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 child who shares at least one common biological or legal parent whether through natural or adoptive means, including biological siblings that share parents; half siblings that share a single parent; step siblings that share a parent or parents through marriage even if the marriage was terminated by death or dissolution; children who share a parent or parents through adoption or guardianship; and foster children awaiting permanent placement. Siblings must also be residents of the Atlanta Public Schools district to attend Atlanta Classical Academy. 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.