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New Student Enrollment Paperwork

Welcome to American Academy! Upon written or verbal acceptance of enrollment, parents must complete all required enrollment paperwork so the Registrar can secure your student's spot at American Academy as soon as possible. The list of required items and detailed instructions are below. We recommend printing this page to keep track of the items needed.

Please complete and submit hard copies of the following items within one week (7 calendar days) of your acceptance: 

  • DCSD required K-8 new student enrollment forms
    1. DCSD 2023-2024 Registration Form
    2. DCSD Request to Release Student Records
    3. DCSD Acceptable Use Agreement
    4. DCSD Parent Portal Access Form
    5. DCSD Student Residency Form
    6. Colorado MEP Occupational Survey - required by the State of Colorado and DCSD even if not applicable.
    7. Student birth certificate. We are required to have a copy of a birth certificate on file for your student. 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. 
    8. Student immunization record.  Please submit immunizations from your student's most recent well-child visit (if you have an upcoming appointment, we will still need immunizations from their last visit submitted in order for your enrollment packet to be complete). Updated immunization records will be submitted to your school nurse in August, at the start of the school year. If you do not have current immunization records or if your child has not been immunized, you are required to complete either the "Personal Reason" or "Religious Reason" exemption form. These exemption forms are available at the American Academy front office.
    9. Parent/Guardian driver's license. We will need a copy of one parent driver's license.
    10. Proof of Residency (one of the following). DCSD approved forms of Proof of Residency include:
      • County Assessor Property Summary 
      • Current Lease
      • Deed of Trust
      • Property Tax Notice
      • Warranty Deed
      • If parents are separated or divorced, each parent must provide a separate Proof of Residency
    11. Legal Documentation (if applicable to your family). Please provide the most recent court certified (signed by a judge or including the court seal) copy of the legal document(s) pertaining to your student’s experience while at American Academy. For example, parenting plans that might address: educational decisions, pick-up and drop-off at school, custody during school days, and restraining orders impacting AA. Any documentation or sections of documents not related to your child’s experience at AA can be redacted before submitting (e.g. spousal support, restrictions outside of school, etc.). If you have questions or need to provide us with documentation, please submit a request using the Contact an American Academy Registrar form to ensure we have the information needed to help protect your student. 
    12. Specialized Education Plans (if applicable to the student). If your child has an IEP or 504, please bring in the most current copy along with your enrollment paperwork. The enrollment of your student will be contingent on a determination by the special education team that the student’s needs can be met at American Academy. We must have this information as soon as possible. Families wishing to enroll students with specialized education plans (IEP, ELD, 504 etc.) in a charter school are encouraged to read  DCSD Enrollment of Students with Special Needs in Charters to become familiar with the process American Academy uses to evaluate our ability to provide a student with a Free and Appropriate Public Education (FAPE). As part of the charter school enrollment process, American Academy asks parents to disclose if a student has qualified for and is on a specialized education plan. The purpose of this question is to allow us to review the necessary information to be sure American Academy has the services available to provide that student with FAPE. If parents withhold information pertaining to a potential student’s specialized plan, this may affect student enrollment, as enrollment is contingent upon a determination by the special education team that the student's needs can be met at American Academy.



  • Families have ONE WEEK to submit the 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. 

  • Proof of residency submitted must be your CURRENT address of residence; do not provide proof of residency for a planned or future address. 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.
Contact the Registrar with questions!
We know that the initial enrollment process can be a little overwhelming, so please don't hesitate to contact our Registrar or the front office (during the school year) for help! If you have any questions about forms, student records, or any other aspects of school transfers and enrollment, please submit your request using the Contact an American Academy Registrar form and we will be in touch with you as soon as we can.