A proposed tuition-free, public charter school in Atlanta Public Schools, Georgia.

Atlanta Unbound Academy is currently accepting applications for grades kindergarten and 6th grade until March 19, 2020.  Should the number of applications Atlanta Unbound Academy receives exceed the number of seats available, there will be a random selection lottery held on March 23, 2020. 

AUA Enrollment Process


What grades are you enrolling for the 2020-2021 school year?

While we will grow to be a K-8 school, however for the 2020-2021 school year we will have grades K and 6th. We are accepting applications for Kindergarten and 6th grade. 

What about siblings who are not in K-3? Will you accept them?

We will eventually grow to be a K-8 school.  However, for the 2020-2021 school year, we will only have grades K and 6th and are accepting applications for only those two grades. 

Who can attend Atlanta Unbound Academy?

AUA is a state charter school, this means any student in the State of Georgia can apply. You do not have to live in a specific district to attend our school. 

What is the cut-off age for kindergarten enrollment?

Kindergarten students must be 5 years old on or before September 1, 2020 to be eligible to enroll in Kindergarten for the 2020-2021 school year. 

How do I apply?

You may apply by clicking the following link:

You can also come to the school located at 1743 Hardin Avenue College Park, GA 30337 and Ms. Vayson or Dr. Thomas can assist you in filling out an application. 

When are applications accepted?

We are accepting applications between August 1, 2019-March 19, 2020 at 5PM.  During this time, we accept applications from any student residing in Georgia for the grades we are accepting applications for.  All interested parents and guardians have an equal opportunity to enroll their children during this period.  

When our application closes, if the number of applications Atlanta Unbound Academy receives does not exceed the number of seats we have available, then all applicants are accepted for the grade they applied for. If we receive more applications than we have seats for then we will host a random lottery selection to decide which students will be accepted. 

Note:  If there are seats still available after our application deadline and/or lottery, we will continue to accept applications until all seats are filled.

Is anyone given preference in the enrollment process and lottery?

Yes. For the 2020-2021 lottery, students who are siblings, students of staff or board members, and students who are defined by the State Board in accordance with federal guidelines and regulations: 

  1. Students who are economically disadvantaged- 
  2. Students with disabilities;
  3. Limited English proficient students;
  4. Neglected or delinquent students; and 
  5. Homeless students.  

When is the lottery and do I have to attend?

The lottery is Monday, March 23rd, 2020 at Atlanta Unbound Academy. We are located at 1743 Hardin Avenue College Park, GA 30337.  You do not have to be present for the lottery in order to be accepted through the lottery. 

What happens once I am notified that my child(ren) has been granted an available seat?

All students who have been granted an available seat must complete all registration requirements by the registration deadline or their seat will be forfeited. 

Will my student have to participate in the lottery each year?

No. Once officially enrolled, all Atlanta Unbound Academy students will remain enrolled each year. 

How can I ask questions about enrollment? 

Dr. Shawn B. Thomas