FOR THE 2020-2021 SCHOOL YEAR
Atlanta Classical Academy is a public, tuition-free, 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 open-enrollment period for the 2020-2021 school year will run from January 8, 2020 to 11:00 p.m. ET on February 28, 2020. The lottery will take place on March 12, 2020.
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.
General information sessions for all grades will take place on the dates listed below. Additional sessions in December, January and February will be added shortly and will include sessions with information for those interested in enrolling Upper School students. Please RSVP on the links provided. Space is limited and the events will reach capacity. All are welcome to attend but the events are geared toward adults.
General Information Session: October 23, 2019, 6:30 to 8:00pm in the ACA Gym – RSVP HERE
General Information Session: November 14, 2019, 6:30 to 8:00pm in the ACA Gym – RSVP HERE
Upper School Information Session: November 17, 2019, 3:00 to 4:30pm in the ACA Gym – RSVP HERE**
General Information Session: January 14, 2019, 6:30 to 8:00pm in the ACA Gym – RSVP HERE
Upper School Information Session: February 9, 2019, 3:00 to 4:30pm in the ACA Gym – RSVP HERE**
General Information Session: February 11, 2019, 6:30 to 8:00pm in the ACA Gym – RSVP HERE
** Prospective Upper School Parents are welcome to attend any session but these two sessions will focus on information about our Upper School (grades 7-12).
INTENT TO ENROLL PERIOD
The Intent to Enroll period will take place from January 8, 2020 to February 28, 2020 at 11:00 pm ET. All Intent to Enroll forms received during this period will be included in the March 13, 2020 enrollment lottery.
Intent to Enroll forms received after 11:00 pm ET on February 28, 2020 will be added to the post-lottery wait lists in the order forms are received in our SchoolMint system.
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.