Arlington Classics Academy (ACA) operates as an open enrollment public charter school and currently accommodates students in grades K-8 for Tarrant, Dallas, Johnson counties and surrounding ISDs (see Geographic Boundaries for specific ISDs served). Parents/guardians of new students must complete a Pre-Admission Form provided at the front desk of the school. An enrollment interview with an Arlington Classics Academy administrator is encouraged before the student starts class. During the interview, academic standards, dress code, attendance policies, and general school operations will be discussed.
An enrollment packet must then be completed and the application process is not be finalized until all forms and required data are obtained. Arlington Classics Academy will review the student’s discipline history from the last enrolled school, and may exclude the student from admission on this basis. It is the responsibility of the parent to ensure that all forms as listed in the enrollment packet (eg: report card, discipline record) are submitted to the school in a timely manner to be considered for enrollment. Existing students will be required to complete an application/re-enrollment packet, including residency verification, in the spring semester of each year for the following year.
The initial application period for each school year is from February 1 through 6:00 pm on the last school day of February. Siblings of current students and children of employees will be considered first to fill any existing openings, then all other completed Pre-Admission
Forms submitted during this period will receive equal consideration for admission to ACA. Note: ACA does not guarantee that multiple siblings will be accepted at the same time. It may be necessary that a sibling has to remain on the waiting list until an opening is available for a specific grade level.
After 6:00 pm on the last school day of February, the Pre-Admission Forms will be sorted by grade and counted. If the number of completed forms for a grade is less than or equal to the number of openings for that grade, all students who have submitted the forms will be offered admission. However, if the number of completed forms for a grade exceeds the number of openings for that grade, there will be a lottery.
The lottery will determine which students are offered admission and the waitlist order for the remaining students. It is the responsibility of the parent to ensure receipt of pre-admission or lottery application forms. Any potential student(s) whose forms are not fully received (completed forms properly submitted to appropriate staff) will forfeit any rights to the lottery and will be added to the end of the appropriate wait list.
Any Pre-Admission Forms submitted after the last school day of February will automatically go to the bottom of the waitlist, should a waitlist exist for that grade. When there has been a change in residency, it is the responsibility of the parents to notify the campus administration immediately.
No person shall be excluded from participation in, denied the benefits of, or subjected to discrimination, harassment or retaliation in any ARLINGTON CLASSICS ACADEMY program on the basis of age; race, color, or national origin; sex, gender, or gender identity; or disability, or relationship or association with an individual with a disability; or any other basis protected by law.
For more information, contact the campuses at:
ACA Middle School