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For any questions please contact the ACA Enrollment Center

• 623-302-5718 •

•16025 N Dysart Rd. Surprise, AZ 85374•

Open Enrollment


Applications can be completed online at , downloaded from our website and printed or picked up in the ACA Enrollment Center.  If eligible for the lottery, you will be contacted with information on the Open Enrollment lottery dates and times. Eligibility does not guarantee acceptance.


Note: Arizona Charter Academy can determine a student ineligible if they have been expelled from another educational institution or are in the process of being expelled from another educational institution.*2


Offers of Admission or Waitlist

Families will receive an email and/or phone call from ACA if and when an offer of admission is extended to their child. Please contact the enrollment center if you have any questions concerning the initial offer of admission. Offers will be sent to accepted students and waitlist numbers will be available to families not offered positions.

Acceptance of an offer of admission does not constitute official enrollment. Offered applicants will receive instructions on enrollment to finalize their enrollment at the school.  Parents must complete enrollment by the deadline to be officially enrolled. An enrollment will not be considered complete until all paperwork is completed in accordance with state law.* Failure to submit by the school’s deadline could result in non-enrollment of the student.

Acceptance of the offer of admission and submission of required documents complete the enrollment process. By submitting the required documents, the student is indicating his or her intention to attend the school and be included in the school’s student count.  The following documents must be provided within 30 days of offer of admission in order for enrollment to be deemed complete:

  • Copy of Birth Certificate or other proof of age and identity as described below*

  • Up-to-date record of immunizations*

  • Custody paperwork (if applicable)

  • Special Education Records (if applicable)

  • Proof of Arizona Residency (signed form and documentation)*

  • Home Language Survey (PHLOTE) (required by the State)

  • Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)

  • Student Media Release

  • Race/Ethnicity Data Collection Form (required by the State)


*Student is entitled to enrollment even if documents are unavailable when:

-The student is in foster care.

-Defined as “Homeless or Temporarily Housed” under the McKinney-Vento law {42 U.S.C. 11302}


*Other reliable proofs of age or identity:

Other reliable proof of the pupil’s identity and age, including the pupil’s baptismal certificate, an application for a social security number or original school registration records and an affidavit explaining the inability to provide a copy of the birth certificate; or A letter from the authorized representative of an agency having custody of the pupil pursuant to a juvenile court proceeding, certifying that the pupil has been placed in the custody of the agency as prescribed by law.

*Proof of Residency

As with all public schools in Arizona, charter schools are required to obtain and maintain verifiable documentation of a student’s Arizona state residency upon enrollment.A.R.S. §15-828(A)(1)-(3).3The Arizona Department of Education has prepared Residency Guidelines available for review at Residency documents are different from citizenship or immigration documents. Schools may not request or require documentation regarding a student’s citizenship or immigration status in connection with enrollment or at any other time.

*Immunization Exemptions

Every student is required to present proof of official certificate of immunizations. Students may be exempted from the immunization requirements if parents sign an exemption form when any of the following situations exist: 1. Medical Exemption 2. Religious Belief Exemption 3. Personal Belief Exemption

**Please note it is the responsibility of the parent to obtain any and all of the required documents. However, please notify the ACA Enrollment Center if the previous school refuses to give you records. A student can only be fully enrolled if all documents are received within 30 days of offer of enrollment

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