Enrollment Priority Zones & Maps
Grant Park/Ormewood Park Boundaries
Enrollment Priority Zone #1 for the elementary campus
Enrollment Priority Zone #2 for the elementary campus
Enrollment Priority Zone #1 for the middle campus
Enrollment Priority Policy
Based on current state law, APS guidelines, the ANCS charter, consideration of past practices and policies at both schools as well as recommendations from both principals the following constitutes the ANCS enrollment priority policy for employees and governing board members:
- Full time employee is defined as an employee who works more than 50% (at least 20 hours or more) AND qualifies for benefits.
- Siblings of students enrolled in ANCS are given priority enrollment. Sibling priority is handled as outlined in the charter.
- Children of full-time employees and of governing board members are given priority enrollment.
- Employees and governing board members with students currently enrolled at ANCS participate in the pre-enrollment process for current and incoming students outlined in the charter.
- When a new employee signs a contract their student is enrolled in ANCS if space permits, if space does not permit, the student is placed on the waitlist with waitlist priority standing (defined below).
- When a governing board member is elected/appointed to the board their student is enrolled in ANCS if the student meets the APS residency requirements and if space permits; if space does not permit, the student is placed on the waitlist with waitlist priority standing (defined below).
- If an employee contract is terminated, or not renewed, and their student meets the APS residency requirements, the student may remain enrolled at ANCS. However, if the student does not meet the residency requirements, they are no longer eligible for residency exemption and must be withdrawn from ANCS, per state law.
- If a board member leaves or is removed from the board during their term or once their term is completed, their student may remain enrolled at ANCS as long as the APS residency requirements are met. If the residency requirements are not met, the student is no longer eligible for residency exemption and must be withdrawn from ANCS.
Waitlist priority standing: Siblings, students of full-time employees and students of governing board members are eligible for waitlist priority. This means that these students are placed at the front of the waiting list if the conditions above are met. However, they may not be placed on the waitlist in front of another waitlist priority student. For example, if a sibling is first on the waitlist and a new employee is hired, the employee’s student would be placed on the waitlist behind the sibling student (into position #2). In other words, waitlist priority is first come first serve within the eligible categories of siblings, employee students and governing board students. In the rare chance that two enrollment priority students qualify for waitlist priority at the same time (within 24 hours of one-another) then the campus principal will perform a random lottery drawing to determine which student is placed first and which is placed second on the wait-list.