Open registration for new students for the next school year will take place during the spring and a lottery, if necessary, will be held on April 1, 2017. Admission to Arrow Academy begins with the completion of the online application. Siblings of current students will need to complete the same online form.
Where open seats are available, children receive prioritization in the lottery in the following order:
· Children of faculty and staff
· Brothers and sisters of enrolled students
All of the applications will be placed into a lottery. If the number of children interested in a specific grade at a campus exceeds the number of seats available for that grade, names will be drawn through a random lottery process and families will be notified of their admission status soon afterwards. If the number of lottery forms for a specific campus and grade received by the cutoff date is fewer than the seats we have open, all children with completed forms for that campus and grade are automatically admitted. Because Arrow is a Texas open enrollment charter school, the State of Texas limits the number of students we may have at each grade level and campus.
If there are not enough open seats available at a school and grade level, children will be placed on a wait list. If and when seats become available at that grade level, we will notify families in the order of where they are on the wait list.
Siblings of children accepted into Arrow Academy receive preference in the lottery. If there is no space available at that grade level, siblings are placed at the top of their grade level waiting list, in order based upon the date of entry of the first sibling admitted to Arrow Academy.
Wait list Procedures:
After the lottery deadline, families can fill out an application, but will not be included in the lottery. Children of these families will be eligible for open seats available post-lottery on a first-come, first-served basis, and will otherwise be added to the wait list in the order their application is received. There is no sibling preference after the lottery.
You do not need to complete the Enrollment Forms at this point. Once you have been awarded a spot, then you will need to fill out the Enrollment forms.
May a tuition-based private preschool program that becomes a public charter school at the kindergarten level permit children enrolled in the preschool program to continue in the elementary program without going through the lottery process?
No, because the preschool program is private, charges tuition and allows its students to gain admission without going through a lottery process. Therefore, all applicants to the charter school would have to be selected by the lottery if there are more applicants than there are spaces available.
A re-enrollment period (typically lasting one week where current students declare intentions of attendance for the subsequent year) will take place prior to the beginning of open enrollment. Current students who wish to continue attending for the subsequent year will submit a completed re-enrollment form before a given deadline. Applications for siblings of current students for the subsequent year will be accepted during the open enrollment period. Available spots for the subsequent year are filled with continuing students first, while sibling applications are processed second. If a waiting list arises, sibling applications are placed in order of receipt.
All students must live within the approved geographic area; students are encouraged to apply to attend the Learning Center closest to their home. (Click here for approved geographical areas.)