Arlington Classics Academy (ACA) operates as an open-enrollment public charter school and currently accommodates students in grades K-8 for Tarrant, Dallas, and Johnson counties, and surrounding ISDs (see Geographic Boundaries for specific ISDs served). For questions concerning application for enrollment, please contact the campus directly. See campus phone numbers below at the end of this post. To join a grade level waitlist, follow the links below for the corresponding years:
An enrollment meeting 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 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 applications submitted during this period will receive equal consideration for admission to ACA. Note: ACA cannot 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 applications 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 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 waitlist.
Any applications 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.
ARLINGTON CLASSICS ACADEMY does not discriminate in its admission decisions and 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 in the educational program or activity which it operates. ARLINGTON CLASSICS ACADEMY’S Title IX Coordinator, Grey Barnett, can be contacted at 817-987-1819 x 3000 or by emailing email@example.com or by postal mail to 5206 S Bowen Rd, Arlington, TX 76016.
For more information concerning student admissions, contact the campuses at:
ACA Middle School