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APPLY FOR THE 2020-2021 SCHOOL YEAR

The first Open Enrollment (OE) period for the 2021-2022 school year will begin on Tuesday, January 5, 2021 at 12:00 p.m. through Friday, January 15, 2021. The first Open Enrollment lottery will be held on Monday, January 18, 2021. Our Sibling Lottery will be held on Thursday, January 7, 2021. Any openings that become available after January 15, 2021 will be filled on an as-needed basis throughout the year using a computerized random lottery process.

Families will be notified via e‐mail of their child’s acceptance into the school through the computerized lottery program. Families selected will be notified of the next steps in the registration process and what timeline they will need to follow.

Please keep in mind if you previously enrolled for the 2020‐2021 school year and your child was not selected through the lottery program, you will need to re‐enroll in the database for the 2021‐2022 school year. Students not chosen through the lottery program will NOT be “rolled over” to the next school year.

Siblings of current QA students attending other schools will receive first preference of any openings in the school. Every effort will be made to accept all siblings in an individual family, but this may not be possible due to caps on class sizes.

Current QA students will need to indicate their intent to return by registering for the 2021-2022 school year and complete an Annual Policies Acknowledgment. This information will be sent to parents on December 7, 2020.

The Office for Civil Rights (OCR) enforces four federal statutes that prohibit discrimination in programs and activities that receive federal financial assistance from the Department of Education (ED). QA does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age. This institution is an equal opportunity provider and employer, read our USDA Non-Discrimination Statement for more information.

Please contact Toni Painter at the front office if you have any questions regarding Open Enrollment.

Additional Information

Quest Academy runs enrollment lotteries on a regular basis. If your student is selected for enrollment, you will be notified via e-mail at the address you listed on the enrollment form. If your student is not selected, you will not receive an e-mail notification. It is not necessary to re-submit a new form for each lottery within the same school year. Students who are not selected for enrollment will automatically be re-entered into the next lottery.

Completion and submission of an enrollment application does not guarantee admission to, or constitute enrollment in, Quest Academy. Your application is subject to approval and selection guidelines set forth by the Quest Academy School Board, which may include a lottery selection process.

Please direct any questions regarding enrollment to our FAQs page.

Enrollment

How long is the list?

This cannot be determined due to the number of students applying each enrollment period for a limited number of openings in the school.

How will I know if my child has been accepted?

You will receive a phone call or e-mail. If you go on vacation, please be sure someone is able to check your messages or e-mail while you are away.

Is there anything I can do to improve my child's chance of getting in?

By law, the only way to receive preferential treatment during enrollment is under the following circumstances: (1) a sibling is already attending the school or (2) a parent is a founding board member of the school. Extra volunteer hours, special favors, or donations are not accepted in exchange for special preference.

What if I change phone numbers or want to modify my enrollment application?

If you need to update your personal information such as phone number, address, or e-mail address, or if you choose to withdraw your application, please use your confirmation number and log into the enrollment website to make any necessary changes.

What if I forgot my confirmation number?

You may click on the “Resend Confirmation Number” Link located on the Enrollment page to have it emailed to you.

What is a lottery?

Since the number of applicants exceeds the established ceiling, students are selected by lottery. When a student is chosen, siblings of the applicant (within the same household) are also invited for admission, provided there are openings. Students currently admitted are given preference for re-enrollment. Siblings of admitted students are given preference relative to other applicants.

Quest Academy will not discriminate in its admission policies or practices on the same basis as other public schools may not discriminate in their admission policies and practices.

What is my child's chance of being accepted?

This cannot be determined due to the number of students applying each day for a limited number of openings in the school as students move out. Quest Academy may enroll 1,048 students grades K-9. Grades K-6 may have approximately 100 students per grade and grades 7-9 may have approximately 116 per grade.

When the school is at capacity, can I be placed on a waiting list?

Per federal law, the school is not authorized to maintain a waiting list longer than the Open Enrollment period. All students who apply for enrollment must be entered into a lottery for randomized placement into the school as positions become available.

When will I be notified of an open position?

During the very first open enrollment of the new school year, typically held in January, a 30-day Open Enrollment is held. Positions are filled throughout the school year as they become available. As soon as a position becomes available for your student, you will be notified either by e-mail, phone, or both.

Parents / guardians have at least 72 hours to accept or reject an open position when it becomes available. It is possible for a position to open during the school year. Parents should consider in advance if they are willing to move their child mid-year or not.

Where is my child on the list?

The office does not give out this information. The lottery is run several times each year, and positions change each time the lottery is run.