2014-2015 School Year
We are currently accepting applications for the 2014-2015 school year. Applications for the current school year (2014-2015) will be accepted until the end of the current school year and available seats will be filled.
2015-2016 School Year
Applications must be received prior to the end of the Open Enrollment period as provided below. At the close of Open Enrollment, all applications received during the Open Enrollment period will be counted. If applications received are fewer than offered seats in each and every grade level, all application will be accepted and a lottery will not be conducted. If application received during the Open Enrollment period exceed offered seats in any grade level, a lottery will take place for all affected grade levels.
The lottery is a random selection drawing to determine who will be accepted and who will be placed on a waiting list. Parents may attend, but will be notified by mail of the lottery results. Applications received after Open Enrollment are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis for any remaining openings or placed on a waiting list.
- In all states, preference is given to siblings of enrolled students.
- In New York, Ohio, and Gary, Indiana, preference is also given to siblings of students accepted during the lottery and students who reside within the district in which the school is located.
- At Landmark Academy in Commerce City, Colorado, preference is also given to children of serving board members, children of employees, siblings of students accepted during the lottery, previously enrolled students whose parent or guardian currently serves or served in the US Military who was transferred out of the area, and children who live in Brighton 27J School District.
- At Foundations Academy in Brighton, Colorado, preference is also given to children of serving board members, children of employees, siblings of students accepted during the lottery, and children who live in Brighton 27J School District.
- In Atlanta, Georgia preference is also given to students of governing board or full-time school employees that reside in the Atlanta Public School District, and to siblings of students who become accepted. Students must reside within the Atlanta Public School District.
- In Michigan, preference is also given to siblings of students accepted during the lottery, and children of serving board members and employees.
- In Baton Rouge, Louisiana, preference is also given to siblings of students accepted during the lottery. Students must reside within the East Baton Rouge School District to apply to the school.
- In North Carolina, preference is also given to children of the school's full-time employees and Board members.
In Milwaukee, Wisconsin, preference is also given to students of currently employed teachers and siblings of students selected during the lottery. Students must reside within the Milwaukee Public School District to apply to the school.
If your child is on a Waiting List
You will be notified of acceptance by mail or phone if an opening becomes available for your child.
- Schools in Indianapolis, IN - if a student is placed on a waiting list, the student may move down if the student does not have sibling preference.
Schools in CO, GA, Gary, IN, LA, MI, NC, NY and OH - if a student is placed on a waiting list, the student may move down if the student does not have any preferences indicated above or a student with district preference applies after you.
If your child is Accepted
If accepted, you will receive an acceptance package. Parents must submit to the school all of the following items by the date specified in the letter: Official Release of Records Form and Admissions Form.
In addition, schools in CO, GA, LA, NC, NY, OH, Gary, IN, and WI must submit to the school Proof of Residency Forms (contact the school for a list of accepted Proof of Residency).
If these forms are not received by that date, your child may be removed from the school's accepted list.
Additional forms needed prior to the first day of school include: Home Language Questionnaire, Student Residency Questionnaire, original birth certificate and most recent immunization records.
Once a student is enrolled and remains enrolled, he/she will remain eligible to be re-enrolled at the school for successive years without having to re-enter the random selection process. However, the student will be asked to complete a Re-Enrollment Form by the end of the Open Enrollment Period showing intent to re-enroll for the subsequent school year. By providing the school with a “Yes” or “Maybe” decision, a seat will be held for the student. By providing the school with a “No” decision, a seat will NOT be held for the student. If a “No” has been submitted to the school and the student later wishes to re-enroll, a new application must be completed. In this event, no preference will be given to a student who wishes to reapply.
Schools managed by National Heritage Academies are public school academies. A charter school shall not discriminate against or limit the admission of any student on any unlawful basis, including on the basis of ethnicity, national origin, gender, disability, intellectual ability, measures of achievement or aptitude, athletic ability, race, creed, gender, national origin, religion or ancestry. A school may not require any action by a student or family (such as an admissions test, interview, essay, attendance at an information session, etc.) in order for an applicant to either receive or submit an application for admission to that school.
NHA provides a free appropriate public education for all students with disabilities. Individualized education programs are developed in partnership with parents and are designed to address the unique needs of each student. Specialized instruction is delivered in the least restrictive environment with close monitoring of student growth and adjustment of instruction based on student response and assessment results. Specialized instruction is delivered by special education teachers in both general and special education classrooms. In addition, speech, occupational therapy, physical therapy, social work, and other related services are provided based on student need.