Admissions Policy

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Admissions Policy

The School will not charge tuition. The School will not discriminate in its pupil admission policies or practices on the basis of intellectual or athletic ability, measures of achievement or aptitude, status as a handicapped person, or any other basis.  All students of the School must be residents of the State of Ohio.

The School admits children of any race, color, religion, or sex.  Furthermore, there will be no discrimination in the admission of students to the school on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, sex or disability.  For admittance the following will be required:  completing and submitting the registration form and such other enrollment materials that the School deems necessary; and submitting copies of the child’s birth certificate, Social Security Card, current immunization record as mandated by law, and proof of residence.

Admission is open to students on a statewide basis. Applications are accepted for student admission up to the deadline date for a lottery drawing.  Priority for enrollment shall be given to students that reside in the district in which the School is located, returning students and their siblings.  If on the deadline date for a lottery drawing the number of applicants per grade level exceeds the number of seats, a lottery drawing is held for those grade levels.  The lottery drawing places children in order for possible enrollment into the school.  As the School operates and accepts students year round, if other places become available (after the lottery), students are accepted from a prioritized wait list based on the results of the lottery or, if there is no wait list, then on a first come first serve basis.  If a lottery is necessary, it shall take place at a public location.  All parents of children selected in the lottery will be notified of the selection by certified mail or by telephone call.  Parents will have up to seven (7) days from receipt of the certified mail to contact the School regarding their decision.  If a parent does not respond within seven (7) days of receipt of the certified mail, the school will select another child from the lottery.

Kindergarten Admissions

In order to attend kindergarten a child must be 5 years old by September 30 of the year of admission. The school may (at its option) establish an early admissions policy as part of its gifted education policy, upon board approval.