a. 1st Priority. Priority will be given to applicants with siblings who were students of the Classical School the previous year, and who will remain students; children of Classical School staff members who are employed at Classical School at the time of the lottery; children of CCSA Board members who are serving on the board at the time of the lottery.
b. 2nd Priority: Twenty-five percent of spaces available will be reserved for students who qualify for free or reduced school lunch.
c. 3rd Priority. Priority will be given to students transferring from an official Core Knowledge school and who will be enrolled in grades 1 - 8. the following school year.
Classical School shall not discriminate in admissions; deny participation in any program or activity on the basis of a student’s sex, race, religion, national origin, ancestry, creed, pregnancy, marital or parental status, sexual orientation, physical, mental, emotional or learning disability.
AASD students who graduate from eighth grade at Classical School may attend their neighborhood school or may choose among Appleton High Schools East, West, or North (unless overcrowding – defined as 115% of capacity or higher – exists at a school which is not the students’ AASD neighborhood school). Students must declare which high school they will attend by January 1 during the eighth-grade year.
Openings will be filled by lottery drawing and not on a first-come/first-serve basis. Waiting list spots will be determined by lottery drawing as well. Applications that are received after January 15th of the school year prior to enrollment are accepted if we have openings, or are added to the waiting list in the order in which they are received.
IF YOU LIVE OUTSIDE OF THE AASD SCHOOL DISTRICT, you still need to apply to the Classical School during our application timeline. However, you will also need to apply for open enrollment in order to be eligible to attend the Appleton Area School District. Out of district open enrollment begins Monday, February 6th and ends at 4:00pm on Friday, April 30th. Please be aware that due to recent legislation passed, the open enrollment period has been extended. Information about out of district guidelines is located on the AASD webpage. To access this information, go to the home page www.aasd.k12.wi.us, click on the Parent link, and then click on the Open Enrollment link, located on the left hand side of the page. Applications must be submitted on the DPI form. The application will be available online beginning on February 6th and the DPI is strongly encouraging this process. The DPI Open Enrollment Online Application will be located at their website https://www.dpi.wi.gov/sms/psctoc.html. If you live outside of the Appleton Area School District, have applied to attend Classical School, and missed the Open Enrollment window, you may not apply to Classical School (or any other public school) until the following year (following the guidelines and procedures of open enrollment).
WAITING LIST - The waiting list does not roll over from year to year. One must reapply each year until one is accepted. Students who are enrolled in Classical School, do not need to reapply each year. We will continue to fill openings from the waiting list that occur during the school year through the end of the first semester for kindergarten and through April 30th for students in grades 1 - 8. (Please note: New students are required to be physically present in class by the first day of the second semester for kindergarten and by April 30the for grades 1 - 8.)
If your student is on the waiting list, you are encouraged to visit the school during the current school year and read all available materials so that you may make an informed decision quickly if or when your child’s name is called from the waiting list. Enrollment offers not accepted by the deadline set forth in the offer shall be deemed to be declined.
Please do not be discouraged
if your child ends up on the waiting list - even if he or she has a high
number. While we cannot guarantee enrollment, it is not at all uncommon
for us to go through the entire waiting list for a certain grade level
each year. We have had many cases of parents who dropped their child
from the waiting list thinking he or she would not get called, and missed
their chances of getting accepted when that number came up from the waiting
CLASSICAL ADVISORY COUNCIL
The Advisory Council meets on a regular basis throughout the school year. Council members include two CCSA Board members, the school's administrator, two faculty representatives, and two parent representatives. Parent representatives for the 2012-2013 school year are Sarah Roe and Francois Russell. Meetings are open to the public
Meetings for the 2012-2013 School Year:
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