Registration for the 2012-2013 school year has closed. Applications for the 2013-2014 school year will be accepted February 11th – March 11th until close of business for the school.
(School closes at 3:00pm Elementary and 3:45pm Middle)
Elementary Campus Information Meetings
Thursday, February 21st at 6:30pm
Saturday, March 9th at 9:00am
Middle Campus Information Meetings
Tuesday, February 12th at 6:30pm
Saturday, March 2nd at 10:00am
March 28th – Lottery
If you have any questions, please contact:
Elementary campus (K-5)
Kelly Dennis, Student Information Specialist
Middle campus (6-8)
Maria Larson, Student Information Specialist
Enrollment Policy and Procedures
As public schools, charter schools comply with state and federal regulations, and their admissions are open to students in accordance with the school’s charter agreement. The procedures below outline the enrollment process at ANCS:
The enrollment process for the following school year begins with a “pre-enrollment period” for returning students and their siblings, children of full-time employees, and children of governing board members (see the last section for the school’s enrollment priority policy). The pre-enrollment period ends at the beginning of February.
Following this pre-enrollment period, applications for new ANCS students will be available at both campuses and on the ANCS website to mark the beginning of an open enrollment period. Completed ANCS Application for Enrollment forms may be turned in at either campus.
At the conclusion of this open enrollment period, offers of admission to ANCS will be made in the following order for each grade level:
- Students entering grades K-5 residing in Grant Park or Ormewood Park and students entering grades 6-8 residing in NPU-W*
- Students entering grades K-5 residing in NPU-W∗ outside of Grant Park or Ormewood Park and students entering grades 6-8 residing in the city of Atlanta outside of NPU-W
- Students entering grades K-5 residing in the city of Atlanta outside of NPU-W
* Neighborhood Planning Unit W (NPU-W) includes the neighborhoods of Benteen, Boulevard Heights, Custer/McDonough/Guice, East Atlanta, Grant Park, Ormewood Park, North Ormewood Park, and Woodland Hills. If you have questions about whether your residence is within the boundaries of NPU-W, please visit the City of Atlanta website.
The student’s place of residence must fall within the boundaries of an Atlanta Public School zone. If you have questions about whether your residence is zoned for Atlanta Public Schools, please contact the APS Office of Student Placement at 404-802-2233.
If there are more applicants than the number of spaces available for a grade level, spaces remaining in each such class after the students who were registered during pre-enrollment will be awarded on the basis of a lottery. All complete applications for those grades will be placed into the lottery. If necessary, a public lottery for applicants in any grade level that requires one will be held.
A waiting list will be formed if the number of applicants in the application and enrollment process exceeds the number of available spaces. Students who decline an offer of admission may remain on the waiting list in their present position for a period of 12 months from the date of the original offer of admission. They will be listed as “inactive” on the waiting list and it will be the responsibility of the parent/guardian of that student to inform the school, in writing, of their desire to be returned to “active” status on the waiting list. As additional openings arise, enrollment will continue from the active waiting list in the order of applicants’ lottery numbers.
At the beginning of the next year’s application and enrollment process a letter will be sent to all applicants who are still on the waiting list to see if they would like to remain on the waiting list. All applicants who respond affirmatively to this request will retain their place on the waiting list ahead of any new applicants. New applicants who are siblings of current students will maintain their sibling preference.
If at any point in the year the waiting list is depleted and the school determines that it has enrollment openings, then a new application and enrollment period will be declared. This will be announced throughout the city of Atlanta and families will have a one-month period of time in which to complete the requirements for application to the school. In this case, a new lottery would be conducted one week after the close of the application period.