Academy Enrollment Information

  • Athens Academies

    Overview of Athens Academies Enrollment Process

    All Athens City Schools students who will be in kindergarten through Grade 3 in the 2018-2019 school year may apply to attend any K-3 elementary academy within ACS, regardless of the school for which they are zoned. All students must complete the SchoolMint online re-enrollment (grades 1-3) or registration (K) process. Academy applications will be made during SchoolMint re-enrollment or registration. Out-of-zone academy admission will be determined by an electronic lottery. The lottery selections for returning students and new kindergarten students who complete early K registration before March 30 will be in May. Out-of-zone academy students who are selected will be notified. Students not selected in the lottery process will attend the elementary school/academy to which they are zoned and enrolled. 


    Current Student Re-Enrollment & Academy Application

    Opens Spring 2019

    All students who plan to return to Athens City Schools will re-enroll online for the 2019-2020 school year through SchoolMint.  First, you will enroll in your zoned school. Then, if you want to apply to a different academy, please choose "lottery school".

    • Students in grades 1, 2 and 3 in 2019-2020 will re-enroll in the school they are currently attending. 
    • Within the SchoolMint online re-enrollment process, parents will have the option to apply for their academy of choice. If a parent is not interested in a different academy, they will simply skip this step.
    • If you are applying outside your school zone, academy applications are automatically dropped into a lottery system via SchoolMint. 
    • To be included in the first automated lottery for academy placement outside your school zone, re-enrollment must be complete by a specific deadline (TBD).
    • The lottery will be conducted in the late spring of 2019. If the student is selected for the chosen academy, notification will be sent sometime in May 2019.
    • If the student is not selected, he/she will attend the academy to which he/she is currently enrolled.
    • SchoolMint Re-Enrollment opens in the Spring of 2019. 


    New Kindergarten Early Student Registration & Academy Application

    Kindergarten Early Registration will open in late Winter 2019.

    All kindergarten students who are new to Athens City Schools will register through SchoolMint.  First, you will enroll in your zoned school. Then, if you want to apply to a different academy, please choose "lottery school".

    • All kindergarten students who are new to Athens City Schools will register for the school/academy for which they are zoned.
    • Within the SchoolMint online registration process, parents will have the option to apply for their academy of choice. If a parent is not interested in a different academy, they will simply skip this step.
    • If you are applying outside your school zone, academy applications are automatically dropped into a lottery system via SchoolMint. 
    • The first kindergarten lottery will be for early registrants who complete registration before the published deadline.
    • The first kindergarten lottery will be held in the Spring of 2019.
    • If the student is selected for the chosen academy, notification will be sent in late Spring 2019.
    • If the student is not selected, he/she will attend the academy to which he/she is currently enrolled.
    • SchoolMint Registration opens early Spring 2019.


    Questions About Academy Enrollment?

    For further questions regarding Athens Academies re-enrollment or registration, please contact the Athens City Schools Student Services office at 256.233.6600 or email Beth Patton, Director of School Operations at beth.patton@acs-k12.org.

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