ELA is Expanding!
We are excited to announce that Early Light Academy is expanding, adding one class per grade for the 2015-2016 school year. We will begin accepting open enrollment in January and run a lottery for new students in February. We plan to expand from 750 students K-9 to 1000 students. This is an exciting time, and we are looking forward to adding a state-of-the-art theatre as well as additional space for lunch and more classrooms. Construction will start in December. The main building will still house K-4, the library, PE, athletics, and the main office. The current junior high will become the 5th & 6th grade middle school building. The junior high will move into the new building. We’ll keep you posted on the progress of construction. Start spreading the word for any family, neighbors, or friends who may be interested in attending Early Light Academy next year!
2015-2016 Open Enrollment
The first Open Enrollment (OE) period will be held from Monday, January 5th - Friday, January 30th. Second open enrollment opens Tuesday, February 3rd. Additional OE’s will be held on an as-needed-basis after this first OE period.
Students currently attending ELA need not re-apply to the school through the OE process, but will need to indicate their intent to return to ELA for the 2015-2016 school year beginning in January as well as signing up siblings who want to attend ELA through the OE process. More information will be sent home to parents in January 2015.
A lottery will be held after each OE period ends. Families will be notified via e-mail of their child’s acceptance into the school through the computerized lottery program. Families selected will be notified of the next steps in the registration process and what timeline they will need to follow.
Please keep in mind if you previously enrolled for the 2014-2015 school year and your child was not selected through the lottery program, you will need to re-enroll in the database for the 2015-2016 school year. Students not chosen through the lottery program will not be “rolled over” to the next school year.
Siblings of current ELA students attending other schools will receive first preference of any openings in the school. Every effort will be made to accept all siblings in an individual family, but this may not be possible due to caps on class sizes.
The first lottery will be held Monday, Feb 2nd. If there are more students wanting to be in the school than there are positions available, a computerized random selection will be used to select students to attend the school. This is referred to as a lottery. Additional lotteries will be held on an as-needed-basis throughout the spring, summer, as well as the rest of the school year. Families will be notified via e-mail of their child’s acceptance into the school. Families selected to be in the school will be notified of the next steps in the registration process and what timeline they will need to follow.
The school does not discriminate in its admission policies or practices on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, disability, or any other protected classification.
Please contact the front office if you have any questions regarding Open Enrollment.
Definitions of status are as follows:
Applied – Not yet accepted into the school through the random lottery process
Accepted – Accepted into the school, but you still need to complete registration paperwork
Registered – Enrolled and completed registration paperwork
Declined – Either accepted into the school and you did not complete registration paperwork before the deadline or changed your mind about wanting to be considered for the school.
For questions about open enrollment, please see Enrollment FAQ.