Atlanta Classical Academy is an 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 2020-2021 school year will open on Wednesday, January 29. All applications submitted before 4:00 p.m. on Monday, March 2 will be entered into our enrollment lottery. The lottery will take place on Monday, March 16 at 9:00 a.m. and the results of the lottery will be published as soon as possible thereafter.
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 2020-2021 enrollment season took place in October & November of 2019 and January & February of 2020. Dates for future information sessions will be published in September 2020.
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 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.
2020-2021 Enrollment Timeline
January 29 – Lottery application opens
March 2 – 4:00 p.m. – Lottery application closes
March 16 – Lottery
April 17 – 12:00 p.m. – Registration deadline for families with seats
Frequently Asked Questions
Please consult the Enrollment FAQ for answers to the most commonly asked enrollment questions.