Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions About Enrollment

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

While we will grow to be a K-8 school, however for the 2021-2022 school year we will have grades K and 6th. We are accepting applications for Kindergarten, 1st, 6th, and 7th grade. 

 

What about siblings who are not in grades you are accepting? Will you accept them?

We will eventually grow to be a K-8 school.  However, for the 2021-2022 school year, we will only have grades Kindergarten, 1st, 6th, and 7th grades and are accepting applications for only those four 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, 2021 to be eligible to enroll in Kindergarten for the 2021-2022 school year. 

 

How do I apply?

You may apply by clicking the following link: https://atlantaunboundacademy.schoolmint.net/signup 

You can also come to the school located at 1743 Hardin Avenue College Park, GA 30337 or call us at 678-973-2798 and Ms. Vayson or Dr. Thomas can assist you in filling out an application. 

 

When are applications accepted?

We are accepting applications between December 26, 2020-March 12, 2021 at 11:59pm.  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 2021-2022 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 15, 2020 at 10:00am at Atlanta Unbound Academy. We are located at 1743 Hardin Avenue College Park, GA 30337.  Due to COVID-19, our lottery is not open to the public.

 

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 

enroll@atlantaunboundacademy.org  

678-973-2798

 

CURRENTLY
ENROLLING!

Open to all Kindergarten, 1st, 6th + 7th grade students in Georgia!

Classes are filling quickly!
Apply by March 12, 2021.