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Lottery FAQ's

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.

 

What is the timeline of enrollment?

LPA is accepting applications for the 22/23 school year, Kdg-9th grade. The lottery begins on December 2, 2021. The lottery will run on January 24, 2022. The lottery will end on October 1, 2022, at 12:00 p.m. 

 

What is my child’s chance of being accepted?

LPA has an enrollment capacity of 1,200 students. We cannot determine if your child will or will not be accepted to LPA due to the number of students applying each day, for a limited number of openings in the school, as students move out. 

 

Does Legacy charge tuition?

No, Legacy is a Public Charter School and does not charge tuition to attend.

 

How do I enter my child or children in the lottery?

Our enrollment is based on a lottery system.  Lottery numbers are assigned randomly, one time per year, at the end of our open lottery. For more lottery information visit this page or to apply to the lottery click HERE

 

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

 

When will I be notified of an open position?

If a student is accepted in our first open enrollment lottery, the parents or guardians will be notified by email shortly after the first lottery is held. If a student is accepted following the first open enrollment period, you will be notified on an ongoing basis. Positions are filled during the enrollment period.

 

How do I transfer my child to your school? 

Typically, you need to let your child's current school know you're changing schools. Ask the principal or front office staff for the appropriate form. You will need to register in Aspire (click here), both parents and child(ren) will need individual Aspire accounts. There are specific documents LPA will need before fully enrolling your child at our school (information in the next FAQuestion). Leave the rest to our registrar. They will request your child(ren)'s academic records from their prior school.

 

What needs to be turned in for our child(ren) to attend LPA?

All required documents must be turned in before school begins:

  • Copy of Original Birth Certificate (both sides required)
  • All required by law immunizations for Exempt form
  • Vision screening performed within the last year (for Kindergarten students only)
  • All paperwork completed online
  • Fees for 7th – 9th grade students or waiver
  • The teacher will email the parents with a list of needed items for the classrooms

 

Once we have applied to the lottery, turned in all required documents, and have registered in Aspire, how long will it take to enroll my child? How long afterward will they begin at LPA?

Once all you have applied to the lottery, turned in all required documents, and have registered the parents and child(ren) in Aspire, your child may enrolled and begin within 2 school days at LPA.

Where is the best place to buy uniforms?

Uniforms may be purchased at French Toast, Old Navy, Walmart. Target, Children’s Place, or anywhere else that sells uniforms. Specifics on uniforms can be found on this page.

VOLUNTEER HOURS.  Why are the volunteer hours required and how many am I required to do?

LPA was founded on the premise that the contribution of parents is the core of a strong community and school. It's a term the ancient Greeks called paideia (pronounced pie - day - a), which simply means the culture of a community, or more specifically, the ideal rearing and education to be a contributing member of society. As parents contribute the Legacy paideia becomes stronger and united.

 

We require a minimum of 40 hours per family or 20 hours for a single-parent family per year.

 

This program is on the Honor System; we trust that when you accept enrollment you are happily accepting the opportunity to help out where necessary in the LPA community.  All family members are welcome to help you complete these hours from grandparents to aunts, uncles, and friends.  There are lots of opportunities that can be done at home and in the evening.

 

What is the Regular School Hours?
Early Elementary (K-4):   M, T, TH, & F - 8:10 am to 3:05 pm - Wed 8:10 am to 1:00 pm
Upper Elementary & Junior High (5-9):  M, T, TH, & F - 7:55 am to 2:55 pm - Wed 7:55 to 1:15 pm

 

What is the schedule for Half days?
Early Elementary (K-4):  8:10 am – 12:15 pm
Upper Elementary & Junior High (5-9):  7:55 am – 12:00 pm

 

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 teacher at our school.

 

Extra volunteer hours, special favors, or donations are not accepted in exchange for special preference.

 

If you have any questions, please fill out THIS FORM to contact our admissions office, or email admissions@legacyprep.org directly.

 

Thank you