What grades are you enrolling for the 2022-2023 school year?
While we will grow to be a K-8 school, for the 2022-2023 school year we will have grades K-2 and 6-8th. We are accepting applications for Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd and 6th, 7th, 8th 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 2022-2023 school year, we will only have grades Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd and 6th, 7th, 8th grades and are accepting applications for only those six 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, 2022 to be eligible to enroll in Kindergarten for the 2022-2023 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 someone can assist you in filling out an application.
When are applications accepted?
We are accepting applications between October 4, 2021 – March 11, 2022 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 2022 – 2023 lottery, students who are siblings, students of staff or board members receive preference. Atlanta Unbound Academy also maintains a weighted lottery. This weight is explained below:
AUA will implement a weighted lottery. An increased chance of admission will be provided to the following subsets of educationally disadvantaged students with each subset defined by the State Board in accordance with federal guidelines and regulations;
To facilitate the weighted lottery, applicants may indicate their status on the admissions application and the school verifies this status during registration. The school will make a good faith effort to confirm a child’s status prior to the lottery. The weight shall be calculated annually as 4:1. This means if a student qualifies for any of the above 5 categories, that child receives 4 chances in the school’s lottery.
Per the school’s charter contract:
The charter school shall have a weighted lottery.
When is the lottery and do I have to attend?
The lottery is Monday, March 14, 2022 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?