How to apply?

The easiest and quickest way to apply is through utilizing apply online link. Alternatively you can fill out paper application form which is available at the front office of the campus. After filling out the form, there are several ways that you can submit it to the registration office.

  • You can drop it to school office.
  • You can mail it to the campus.
  • You can fax it to the campus.

LISA Academy follows the following admission process according to applicable LISA admission and enrollment policies. LISA Academy requires applicants to submit a complete application form in order to be considered for admission. A lottery is to be conducted if the number of applicants exceeds the maximum enrollment and a waiting list is developed. As space become available, applicants will be called from the waiting list beginning with applicants with the lowest number assignment.


Lottery Procedures and Date when a grade or class is oversubscribed

A lottery is to be conducted if the number of applicants exceeds the maximum enrollment. The lottery shall take place within fifteen days after the closing date of the application period (February 22 for 2016-17 School Year). The lottery will be conducted via lottery selection software. The principal or designee of each campus will conduct the computerized lottery. This ensures that the winner list and the waiting list are selected randomly.


Development of a Waiting List

The lottery will be paused momentarily after the computerized lottery fills all available seats allowed by the enrollment cap. The drawing will then continue, and the randomly-selected numbers will be used to create a waiting list. As space become available, applicants will be called from the waiting list beginning with applicants with the lowest number assignment.


Admission Process of Returning Students

Returning students (students who currently attended the school and intend to return the next school year) are given priority in admission, if they notify the school of their intent to return for the next school year by February 1st of the each school year.


Siblings Policy and Children of the School's Founders and Employees

Siblings of returning students currently enrolled at a LISA campus and who timely notify the school of their intent to return for the next school year are exempt from the lottery and, space permitting, are automatically enrolled. For this policy "sibling" shall mean a biological or legally adopted brother or sister residing in the same household as the applicant. Cousins, nieces, nephews and unrelated children sharing an address with the applicant are not siblings. Sibling enrollment is dependent on available space and does not guarantee enrollment of each listed sibling.

Children of the school's founders, teachers, and staff (so long as the total number of students allowed constitutes only a small percentage of the total enrollment) are exempt from lottery requirements, as permitted by federal guidance on the Charter Schools Program.


Applications that are submitted outside of the designated application period

If a student applies to the school outside of the designated application period, the student will be placed on a waiting list in the order of the date in which the application is received.


Students with documented histories of a criminal offense and/or misconduct

Students who have a documented history of a criminal offense or juvenile court adjudication will be excluded from enrollment. Students who have been expelled from other schools or districts may not enroll in the LISA Academy.


Documents and Information Applicants are Required to Provide

Applicants must submit a completed application form in order to be considered for admission. The application form must be signed and dated by the parent(s). The application form must include the following items:

  • Applicant's name (first, last, and middle names)
  • Applicant's birth date
  • Applicant's current grade level and grade applied for
  • Applicant's residential address
  • Phone numbers
  • Applicant's current school and district names
  • Applicant's parents' name and signature
  • Whether the applicant has a sibling already admitted to attending the school
  • Whether the applicant has a documented history of a criminal offense, a juvenile court adjudication, or discipline problems

Applicants are not required to provide transcript or other academic records until after they are offered admission.

 


Non-discrimination Statement as Part of the School's Admission Policy

It is the policy of LISA not to discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, or disability in its programs, services, or activities as required by Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended; Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972; and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended. For inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies, please contact Section 504/ADA Coordinator at (501) 246-5853 located at 23 Corporate Hill Dr. Little Rock, AR 72205.