Arts Academy Elementary Charter School

601 Union St. Allentown PA 18101

Phone: (610) 841-4560 | Fax: 610-841-4571

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Admissions

Enrollment: 2020-21 School Year

Our 2020-2021 Information Sessions have concluded. Please contact the school for an enrollment application. All applications and supporting documents must be submitted by
March 2, 2020 to be included in the enrollment lottery. Call Mr. Rosario, Child Accounting Administrator at 610-841-4560 or e-mail
jrosario@artsacademyelementary.com to obtain an application.

As a charter school, we accept all Pennsylvania students. There is no audition or interview required. To register or be added to a waiting list, parents must provide: a valid state identification card with photo (such as driver's license), 2 proofs of residency*, the child's birth certificate and immunization records.

 

Students residing in a public school district located within a 10 mile radius of Allentown School District (ASD) will be provided transportation by their home district. Students residing within Allentown School District may qualify for transportation if they live beyond the 1.5 mile boundary for walkers.

 

We have four classrooms at each grade level and will enroll up to 80 students per grade level. Arts Academy Elementary Charter School has an agreement with ASD regarding an enrollment cap of 350 Allentown School District students.

Attendance at an information session is required. New Enrollment Information sessions are an opportunity for families to learn about AAECS' vision, mission and our arts-infused education. 

After the information session, families can pre-register their child(ren) and submit the required information and forms in accordance with the admissions procedures. If there are more students interested in a grade level than there are openings available, a lottery takes place. 

Students are enrolled or are placed on the waiting list in the following order:

1. Siblings of students who are currently enrolled at AAECS and who live at the same address as the AAECS sibling in Allentown School District receive first preference. If there are more siblings than openings at a grade level, a sibling lottery takes place.
 

2. Siblings of students currently enrolled who resided in other districts receive second preference or first preference if current enrollment has reached the enrollment cap required by Allentown School District.
 

3. Students who reside in Allentown School District.

4. Students from other school districts.
 

As classroom openings occur during the school year, families on the waiting list are contacted.

Enrollment: 2019-20 School Year

We currently have openings in grades K and 2-5 for students residing

outside of the Allentown School District for the 2019-20 school year! 

Contact Us for more information!

As a public charter school, enrollment is by lottery for each grade level. The enrollment process is outlined below. If you are interested in a tour or in enrolling your child, click this link to Contact Us.

 

Post-Lottery Enrollment

As a regional charter school, we accept all Pennsylvania students. There is no audition or interview required. To register or be added to a waiting list, parents must provide: a valid state identification card with photo (such as driver's license), 2 proofs of residency*, the child's birth certificate and immunization records.

Transportation: Students residing in a public school district located within a 10 mile radius of Allentown School District (ASD) will be provided transportation by their home district. Students residing within Allentown School District may qualify for transportation if they live beyond the 1.5 mile boundary for walkers.

 

Class Size: We have four classrooms at each grade level and will enroll up to 80 students per grade level. Arts Academy ECS has an agreement with ASD regarding an enrollment cap of 350 ASD students.

Students are enrolled by grade level

1. Siblings of students who are currently enrolled at AAECS, living in the same address. 

2. Students from Allentown School District (our chartering district) if enrollment is under the ASD cap.

3. Students from other school districts. Note: if there is a waiting list of ASD students due to the enrollment cap, ONLY students from other districts may enroll.

 

Upon conclusion of the lottery, the grade level lists and wait lists for those that exceed the number of openings, will be compiled. All families will be notified of their position in the wait list or will be invited to enroll. Throughout the summer, as students are enrolled, families will be contacted if they move from the wait list to an available seat.

 

* The types and number of proofs of residency require will vary by the child's resident school district.