The Admissions Process
Student applications must be received by The Museum School of Avondale Estates by 3:30 p.m. on Feb. 18, 2014 for the approaching school year. All completed applications must be received no later than Feb 18, 2014 at 3:30 p.m. in order to participate in the lottery.
Applications must be accompanied by the child's state-certified birth certificate, a copy of the child's social security card, a copy of parent’s photo ID and two documents proving residency within the attendance zone. The first proof of residency may be established with a lease, deed or mortgage; one of these documents must accompany the application. In addition, a second document proving residency must accompany the application; a current utility statement, such as electric, water or gas.
If the number of applicants exceeds the capacity of a program, class, grade level or building, all students who applied during the open enrollment period will have an equal chance at admission through a random selection process. Offers of admission will proceed with the first randomly selected student from each grade, to the next student, and so on until all available slots are offered. View The Museum School's Lottery Policy and Procedures.
Following notification of eligiblity, parents then have 15 days to (1) notify the school of intent to enroll and (2) submit supporting documentation, which will be included with mailed registration packets. Should a student or family decline admission or fail to respond within 15 days, that student will be removed from the roster and the slot will be offered to the first student of that grade level on the wait list until all slots have been filled.
Siblings of an enrolled student are given priority placement. If a child is offered a place in the school, admission will be offered to all of his or her siblings, based on available space. Once students enroll and attend, they retain placement in the school, unless they withdraw.