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 will open on Friday, January 21, 2021. 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.
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. Information sessions for the 2021-2022 enrollment season will begin in November of 2020 and continue through February of 2021. Dates and links to register will be published on this page when they are available.
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.
2021-2022 Enrollment Timeline
January 1 – Lottery application opens
March 1 – 4:00 p.m. – Lottery application closes
March 8 – Lottery results released
March 22 – Registration deadline for families with enrollment offers
Frequently Asked Questions
Please consult the Enrollment FAQ for answers to the most commonly asked enrollment questions.