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 (or the last school day prior should September 1 fall on a weekend) of each year. On September 2 (or the school day following the waitlist clean), you may add your family back to the waitlist.
For example, if your family was on the waitlist for the 2019-2020 school year and did not receive an offer or declined an offer, you may add back to the waitlist for the 2020-21 school year starting on September 2.
In District vs. Out of District
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. 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.
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.