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About Enrollment

Join the Lottery Waitlist for 2019-2020!

American Academy enrolls all new students (including our KindiePrep students) via random lottery because we want every child to have an opportunity to attend our school. The American Academy enrollment lottery will be run on December 5th (or the first school day thereafter should the enrollment date ever fall on a weekend). All students entered in the American Academy lottery waitlist by 11:59 pm on December 4 are included in the lottery on December 5th. For more information on our lottery procedure, please review the American Academy Enrollment Policy.
To ensure the school's waitlist database is current, families must reapply each year they wish to be included in the lottery.  Families that applied in a prior year will be removed from the waitlist for future lotteries on September 1 of each year.  On September 2, you may add your family back to the waitlist.  
To join the American Academy online lottery waitlist, you will need to create an account using our online waitlist system (link below). Once you have created your account, you may log back in at any time to review or change your waitlist information, or to check on your waitlist status.   

In District vs. Out of District

Address submitted must be your CURRENT address of residence; do not provide an address for a planned or future residency. If you reside outside of Douglas County School District at the time we extend an offer, but indicated you lived in-district at the time of the lottery, we will be required to rescind any offers of enrollment and will adjust your waitlist position to reflect out-of-district residency. Per our school's charter contract with DCSD, we are legally obligated to extend offers of enrollment to in-district families before we extend offers to out-of-district families.

Kindergarten Entrance Age Requirement

Per Douglas County School District Kindergarten Requirements, eligible children must be five years of age by October 1 of the school year they plan to attend. 

How the Enrollment Lottery Works

Interested parents must join the American Academy lottery waitlist by 11:59 pm on December 4 in order to be included in the 2019-2020 school year enrollment lottery, 
Parents who have already joined our enrollment lottery waitlist are encouraged to log in and confirm information in the lottery waitlist system before December 5th. You may request to have your PIN number sent to you if you have forgotten it.
If your family was offered a spot at any time and you did not respond or declined the offer, your family was removed from the waitlist. It is a family's responsibility to resubmit their information to AA if you are still interested in enrollment.


Within just a few hours after the waitlist lottery is run on December 5, families will be able to see real-time updates on their student lottery status. The waitlist is dynamic, meaning family waitlist positions will change as other families accept or decline spots.


The registrar's office will begin making phone and email offers (using the phone number and email address provided to us in the waitlist lottery system), on December 6. Upon receipt of an email and phone call (or voicemail message) offer of enrollment, parents have 24 hours (time-stamped) to accept or decline that offer. Upon accepting an offer of enrollment, parents will have one week to turn in all completed enrollment paperwork.  



  • Families have ONE WEEK to submit necessary paperwork to American Academy.  If paperwork is not submitted, American Academy will assume you are declining the offer of enrollment and your student's spot will be released to the next student on our waitlist.  
  • Incomplete enrollment paperwork packets will not be accepted. Please drop paperwork IN PERSON to the front office. We are required by DCSD to see the original birth certificate, driver's license and proof of residency. We will make copies of those items to keep in the file.