General Information: The Initial Student Data Registration Form (“Form”) should be completed by the student’s parent/guardian. If a field does not apply, please write “N/A.” Failure to provide information on this Form sufficient to permit the school to offer provisional admission to the student based on qualifying residency and disciplinary history will require a conference with the Campus Director or designee to obtain additional information.
Apply: A student applying for admission for the 2013-2014 school year must complete a Student Application for Admission (“Application”). Applications for the 2013-2014 school year are accepted January 8, 2013 through January 22, 2013 (“Open-Enrollment Period”). Applications received after the Open-Enrollment Period will be handled in the order they were received. Students can apply using one of three methods:
Provisional Admission: All students with qualifying residency and disciplinary history (“Eligible Applicants”) will be provisionally admitted pending the close of the open‐enrollment period and the determination of the need for a lottery.
Lottery: If the number of Eligible Applicants does not exceed the number of vacancies, then all Eligible Applicants who have timely applied during the open‐enrollment period will be offered admission. If there are more Eligible Applicants than available spaces in a class/grade/school, then a lottery will be necessary. In the case of a lottery, you will be notified via primary contact’s email address of the date, time, and location. A name (or number assigned to a name) will be drawn for each vacancy that exists, and each Eligible Applicant whose name (or number) is drawn will be offered admission. The remaining names will then be drawn and placed on a waiting list in the order in which they were drawn.
Notification of admission will be made by telephone, e‐mail. FAILURE OF A PARENT/GUARDIAN TO RESPOND WITHIN 48 HOURS OF THE DATE OF THE TELEPHONE CALL OR E-MAIL, WILL FORFEIT HIS OR HER POSITION IN THE LOTTERY. PARENTS/GUARDIANS SHOULD CALL THE SCHOOL IMMEDIATELY UPON RECEIPT OF THE NOTICE IN ORDER TO CONFIRM THEIR STUDENT’S POSITION IN THE LOTTERY.
Exceptions: Federal guidelines permit the school to exempt from the lottery process students who are already admitted under the charter, siblings of students already admitted under the charter, children of the charter’s founders, teachers, and staff.
Waiting List: If a vacancy arises before or during the 2013-2014 school year, the Eligible Applicant on the waiting list with the lowest number assignment will be offered admission and then removed from the waiting list.
Applications Received After the Open-Enrollment Period: If an Application is received from an Eligible Applicant after the close of the Open-Enrollment Period, the Eligible Applicant’s name will be added to the waiting list behind the names of the Eligible Applicants who timely applied.
Enrollment: Students offered admission to the school—as well as the first ten Eligible Applicants on the waiting list—will be required to complete the school’s Student Enrollment Packet (“Enrollment Packet”). STUDENTS WHO FAIL TO COMPLETE THE ENROLLMENT PACKET (ALONG WITH ALL REQUIRED DOCUMENTATION) WITHIN THREE WEEKS OF RECEIVING THE ENROLLMENT PACKET WILL BE DEEMED TO HAVE WITHDRAWN FROM THE SCHOOL (OR WITHDRAWN THEIR APPLICATION) TO MAKE ROOM FOR OTHER ELIGIBLE APPLICANTS.
Re-Apply: Students still on the waiting list on December 1, 2013, who wish to apply for admission for the 2014-2015 school year, will need to re-apply December 2, 2013, through January 17, 2014 (“2014-2015 Open-Enrollment Period”).
Residency Information: The school may accept only those students within the school’s designated geographic boundary. As such, students will be required to show proof of residency when completing the Registration Packet. Failure to comply with this requirement will result in the immediate initiation of procedures to exclude the student from enrollment.
Disciplinary History: As provided in the school’s charter, the school may exclude a student from admission who has a documented history of a criminal offense, juvenile court adjudication, or discipline problems under Subchapter A, Chapter 37, of the Texas Education Code. The school shall exclude a student from admission who has a documented history of an offense listed in Section 37.007 (a), (d), or (e) of the Texas Education Code. As such, if it is later discovered that the student failed to disclose a documented history of a criminal offense, juvenile court adjudication, or disqualifying discipline problems, the school will immediately initiate procedures to exclude the student from admission.
Parental Rights: The completion of this Application does not determine the parental relationship and does not affect legal right of access to the student or the student’s records.
Providing False Information: A person who knowingly falsifies information on this Application may be guilty of an offense under Section 37.10 of the Texas Penal Code.
Non‐Discrimination: In accordance with the Texas Education Code and the school’s charter, it is the policy of the school to prohibit discrimination in student admission on the basis of sex, national origin, ethnicity, religion, disability, academic, artistic, athletic ability, or the district the student would otherwise attend.