Admissions FAQs

Frequently Asked Admissions Questions:

I filled out an online Admissions Application for the current year.  Now What?

You will receive a courtesy call informing you of the status of your application (e.g. spot awarded or waiting list).  However, feel free to call  the school to inquire about the status.

I filled out an online Admissions Application for the next school year (during the Open Enrollment period).  Now What?

At the end of the open enrollment period, a lottery (date to be announced on the website and via local media) will be conducted to determine placement.  Applicants will be contacted and informed of the results.

Where is my child on the waiting list?

Once a grade becomes filled (15 per session in grades K-8th, 15 per class in high school), all students are placed on the waiting list.  The priority on the waiting list is determined by lottery selection, with sibling priority.  If a spot becomes available after the grade has been filled, then the application at the top of the waiting list will fill the vacant spot.  It is at this point that you will be contacted and asked to fill out the Enrollment Form.  A courtesy call will be made to inform you of your child’s spot on the waiting list upon initial processing of the application.  However, feel free to contact the front office at any point to get an update of your child’s status.

Do students on the waiting list typically get into the school?

This is a difficult question to answer.  There really isn’t a way to determine whether or not your child’s chances are “good.”  It completely depends on whether or not the applications above actually take a spot.

Before the Open Enrollment Period, we conduct a re-enrollment process where current students indicate whether or not they would like to return for the following school year.  Those students, combined with the students from our Open Enrollment Period (once discipline has been verified) typically fills up our 1st – 8th grade openings.  However, at the beginning of the school year, some students do not show on the first week of school and are ultimately withdrawn from the school.  This creates vacancy.  Also, new students may not think that Chaparral Star Academy is the best choice for them and transfer to another school after the school year has already begun.  This also creates vacancy, but not necessarily at the beginning of the year.

When will I find out if my child has a spot?

For the subsequent year, the lottery will take place directly after the open enrollment period.  Soon afterward, all applicants will be contacted and informed of the results of the lottery.

For the current year, a courtesy call will be made to inform you of your child’s spot on the waiting list (or available spot) upon initial processing of the application.  After that, you will be contacted if your child moves up the waiting list and receives a spot.

We have been at Chaparral Star Academy for years.  Do we really need to attend the “Round Up”?

Yes.  All students (new and continuing) must attend the annual “Round Up.”

 

Admission to Chaparral Star Academy and all programs, including Special Education, will not be based on gender, national origin, ethnicity, religion, and disability, academic or athletic ability.  Chaparral Star Academy is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Chaparral Star Academy reserves the right to cancel individual courses or grades or to combine grade levels with insufficient enrollment.

 


[1] Addendum approved by the Governing Board at the May 5, 2010 board meeting

[2] Addendum approved by the Governing Board at the November 4, 2009 board meeting