2019 – 2020 Enrollment Procedures:
SciTech Academy Charter School follow its established enrollment policy and procedure for the 2019- 2020 school year. The Open Enrollment period for the 2019-2020 school year starts on February 1, 2019 and ends on May 31, 2019.
All applications must be submitted during this Open Enrollment period to qualify for the lottery.
Should an application be submitted after the deadline of the Open Enrollment period, the applicant will be placed at the bottom of the lottery established wait list.
Current SciTech Students and Enrollment:
The school will assume all currently enrolled SciTech Academy students intend to return to SciTech for the 2019 – 2020 school year.
All SciTech Academy students will remain enrolled (for grades K-7) for the upcoming school year unless we receive a formal request for student records from a different school, or a student does not attend class for 15 consecutive days.
If your student will not be joining us for the 2019 – 2020 school year, please contact enrollment coordinator to discuss termination of enrollment procedures:
Enrollment Coordinator: Najma Awow: 612-800-2036
New applicants will need to have their Enrollment Interest Form submitted within the Open Enrollment Period in order to be considered for the lottery. Enrollment opens on February 1, 2019. The lottery deadline for the 2019 – 2020 school year is May 31st, 2019. If applying for twins / multiples or siblings in different grades, you will need to fill out a separate Enrollment Interest Form for each student However, should one sibling get accepted, School must receive a completed paperwork for that student in order to activate sibling preference, for the other sibling(s).
SciTech Academy wait lists are only good for 1 year. Anyone who has previously applied to SciTech and not been accepted, will need to fill out a new application for the new school year. In order to be included in the 2019 – 2020 lottery, you will want to make sure to submit your application during the Open Enrollment Period which is February 1, 2019 through May 31, 2019.
Current SciTech Families with Siblings and SciTech Staff with Child(ren):
Any current SciTech student who has a sibling entering grades Kindergarten through Seven grade will receive enrollment preference which means you will be offered any opening(s) that are available before accepting any lottery applicants.
In order to qualify for these openings, a parent/legal guardian must fill out an Online Enrollment Interest Form for the and indicate on the form that the family is a current SciTech Academy. This must be completed during the Open Enrollment Period which is February 1, 2019 – May 31st, 2019. Any sibling application submitted after this time will not be guaranteed immediate placement and the new sibling may be placed at the top of the wait list for the requested grade if no openings. (The new sibling can only be placed assuming there is room in the grade that is being requested). If you have multiple new students entering SciTech Academy, we will need an application for each student as they are considered separate applicants.
Current SciTech Academy staff and teachers with a child (or children) who are entering grades Kindergarten through Seven Grade are eligible for “Employee Child,’ preference; assuming there is room in the particular grade(s) for which you are applying.
A charter school shall give enrollment preference to a sibling of an enrolled pupil and to a foster child of that pupil’s parents and may give preference for enrolling children of the school’s staff before accepting other pupils by lot.
— Charter Schools, Minn. Stat. § 124D.10 (2012)
How to Apply:
To be included in the lottery you must fill out an Online Enrollment Interest Form, through School website: http://scitechacademymn.org/prospects/enrollment/ starting on February1, 2019 through May 31, 2019. SciTech will only accept both online submissions and Enrollment Interest Forms at the school’s enrollment office.
For more information or question please contact Najma Awow at 612-800-2036.
Any applications submitted after the close of the Open Enrollment Period May 31st, 2019 will NOT be included in the school lottery (NO EXCEPTIONS). Late applicants will be placed at the bottom of the wait list in the order received.
For students on a wait list, parents/guardians will be notified by phone call if their student is eligible to fill an opening. In order to secure the opening, the parent/guardian will need to accept or decline the opening within the amount of time given. No respond for the phone call or alternative communication (mail) will be considered a decline for the opening and we will move to the next student on the wait list.
Enrollment Disclaimer: Please note that any of these procedures and policies could change at any time given feedback or direction from the Minnesota Department of Education or as requested from our School Board.