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Admission/Enrollment

 

 

The pre-admission application period for the Academy for Classical Education will begin January 1, 2019 and end February 28, 2019.  The lottery will be held March 20, 2019.

  

Admission for 2019-2020

 

The pre-admission application will be available on the ACE website (www.acemacon.org) from January 1- February 28, 2019.  This application does not guarantee enrollment, but rather includes the child’s name in the lottery.  The application will close at midnight on February 28.
 
Applications will be accepted for any grade level.  However, all grades levels are full at this time, except for the new Kindergarten class entering August, 2019.  (Applications are accepted for 1st-12th in order to build a waitlist.)
 
If you have a child already enrolled at ACE for the 2018-2019 school year:

  • Parents of students who are currently enrolled at ACE for the 2018-2019  school year do NOT need to submit an application for the 2019-2020 school year but will need to declare their intentions.  You will receive an email regarding that process.
  • Parents of students who are currently enrolled at ACE and have siblings who are not currently enrolled at ACE but who would like to be enrolled for the 2019-2020 school year will need to submit an application for the sibling.  You will receive a personal email with instructions.
    • A sibling is considered a blood relative (brother or sister) to the enrolled student.
    • A step-brother/sister is considered a sibling provided the child is living in the same household with the enrolled student.
    • An adopted child is considered a sibling provided the child is living in the same household with the enrolled student.
    • Siblings must complete a pre-admission application but will be given priority during the lottery.  Parents will receive a personal email with instructions.
 
If you do NOT have a child already enrolled at ACE for the 2018-2019 school year:

  • You will need to submit a pre-admission application between January 1 - February 28, 2018.  (Note:  That link will appear here on January 1.)  All applications are handled through SchoolMint.  This is an outside company not affiliated with ACE.  When you submit the pre-admission application, YOU WILL RECEIVE A CONFIRMATION.  If you do not receive the confirmation, then your pre-admission application was not submitted successfully.
  • If you submitted an application for the 2018-2019 school year, but your child has not been selected for enrollment, you will need to log into your SchoolMint account and re-submit for the 2019-2020 school year.  Once the lottery is held, the previous waitlist is void.
  • ACE does not offer private tours.  However, you may register for a scheduled tour by calling 478-238-5757 and asking for Donna Lumpkin.  Tours are scheduled as follows:
 
Wed. December 5

9:00 a.m. - Kindergarten applicants only
 
Wed. December 12

9:00 a.m. - Kindergarten applicants only
 
Wed. January 16

9:00 a.m. - Kindergarten applicants only
 
Wed. January 30

9:00 a.m. - Kindergarten applicants only
 
Wed. February 6

9:00 a.m. - Applicants for grades K-5 only
1:00 p.m. - Applicants for grades 6-12 only
Wed. February 13

9:00 a.m. - Applicants for grades K-5 only
1:00 p.m. - Applicants for grades 6-12 only
Wed. February 27

9:00 a.m. - Applicants for grades K-5 only
1:00 p.m. - Applicants for grades 6-12 only
Wed. April 10

9:00 a.m. - Applicants for grades K-5 only
1:00 p.m. - Applicants for grades 6-12 only
Wed. April 24

9:00 a.m. - Applicants for grades K-5 only
1:00 p.m. - Applicants for grades 6-12 only
 
  • The lottery will be held on Wednesday, March 20 at 10:00 a.m.   If your child's name is selected during the lottery, you will receive an email or text message (depending on the preference you indicate on the pre-admission application).  You will then have 3 days to accept or deny the offer for enrollment.  If you fail to respond within 3 days, the child's name will be removed.
 
  •  The following procedures are established to ensure an objective, orderly, fair and truly random enrollment process.

     

    • The Enrollment Officer (Schoolmint)  is responsible for ensuring that all applicants within the lottery pool are verified, that qualified individuals are conducting the lottery, that the lottery procedure is established and tested and that the names of all families who are eligible for or subject to the lottery are included in the lottery pool.  
    • Prior to the lottery, ACE will hold a drawing to determine in what order each grade level will be called at the lottery.  Members of PTO or the Student Government must be present at that time and a student representative will draw the numbers.  (This event will be videotaped and provided on the school website.)
    • The lottery will be conducted by a qualified lottery administrator (Schoolmint).
    • Georgia law provides that a charter school may give enrollment preference to a sibling of a student enrolled in the school, a student whose parent or guardian is a member of the governing board of the charter school or is a full-time teacher, professional, or another employee at the charter school.  
    • For those grades in which there are no available seats, the lottery process will be conducted to determine waitlist order.  The school shall determine if enrollment preference and lottery preference rules shall apply in the case of grades with no available slots, particularly as it relates to waiting list preference.  *Note: Only siblings of currently enrolled students, children of individuals employed by the Academy for Classical Education, or children of ACE Governing Boards members shall be given priority.
    • The lottery process, as well as any irregularities, will be documented in writing as well as a record of any corrective action measures taken to overcome an irregularity.
    • The school’s governing board shall make provisions for the Principal to retain the authority to take any and all actions necessary to correct or remedy an irregularity at their discretion as deemed necessary to maintain an objective, orderly, fair and truly random lottery process.  Any such discretion, when exercised must comply with state law and be documented in writing.
    • After the lottery has taken place, applications may still be submitted but the child would be put at the bottom of the wait list. For example, applicants’ names will be added to the wait list in the order they are received via the electronic application.  The wait list remains active until the next lottery is held.
    • When an opening becomes available in a grade level, the first applicant on the wait list will be contacted via email.  The parent/guardian will be given 72 hours (3 days) to respond.  If there is no response, the Enrollment Officer will move to the next applicant on the waitlist. 
    • If it becomes necessary to pull from the waitlist within the week prior to school starting or after school has begun, the first applicant on the waitlist will be given the opportunity to enroll but will only have 24 hours to accept the offer.
 
Questions about admissions, email esterine.stokes@acemacon.org