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New SUmmit K-8 Enrollment Process
Welcome to the Admission for New Summit Charter Academy. Our school is a non-profit, tuition-free, public charter school of choice.
The New Summit Charter Academy admissions process has multiple steps and we recognize and appreciate that this may be a new experience for you. The steps to enrollment have been implemented with care and concern for both our current and future students and we welcome any comments or questions you may have during this process.
Step 1: Fill out the form below to start the enrollment process. This is a non-binding form and it is used to show your interest in our school and give us information about your student’s school history. This will also automatically sign you up for our newsletter for parents who want to continue to get information about our school.
Step 2: Once acceptance is determined, an acceptance letter will be sent to your email with instructions on what to bring to the district. Your student is not enrolled until they have enrolled at the district.
Eligible students will be considered for admission on a first-come, first-serve basis and without regard to race, creed, color, national origin, religion, ancestry, or gender.
We accept students from all districts, however, we give priority to those in this order:
- Founding Families
- Staff Children
- Siblings of Currently Enrolled Students
- D20 Residents
New Summit Charter Academy accepts students for Kindergarten through 8th grade with the exception of children who have been expelled from their previous school or have other pending disciplinary or truancy issues. NSCA may also admit students who have previously declined enrollment or dis-enrolled on a case-by-case basis.
New Summit Charter Academy reserves the right to decline enrollment to students if false, misleading or incomplete information is included on the enrollment documents. NSCA also reserves the right to deny enrollment requests from students residing outside the Academy School District 20 when such enrollment would have a negative impact on the efficient use of district and school resources.
Diakonia Preschools partners with New Summit Charter Academy to offer New Summit Preschool. The learning program is designed to nurture children’s cognitive, social, physical and social-emotional skills with a curriculum that capitalizes on their natural curiosity. Experienced, caring teachers create a safe learning space, promoting development through planned investigations and play-based activities. The maximum number of students per classroom is 8:1. Attending Diakonia Preschool does not guarantee you a spot at New Summit. Diakonia is not enrolled with Academy District 20 and they are our THIRD PARTY PROVIDER.
KINDERGARTEN – 8TH GRADE
For Kindergarten, your child must have been born ON OR BEFORE October 1, 2015. We have FREE full-day classes, AND AM half-day classes.
New Summit Charter Academy takes pride in offering limited class sizes. The maximum number of students per classroom ranges from 25:1 in grades 2nd-7th, 22:1 in 1st grade, and 20:1 in Kindergarten. Each grade level has at least one rotating teacher assistant (TA).
All students are required to wear uniforms. We keep a respectful and friendly atmosphere and are physically and emotionally safe. Our emphasis is always on a love of learning.
Middle School students will have a block schedule for their core classes along with several electives. Students are assigned to a homeroom which is the class they start in each day. The homeroom teacher they are assigned is the main teacher to answer questions and communicate events and assignments.
We know that many families are unsure of the schooling options that will be available at New Summit this fall. We want to assure you that our team is collaborating and brainstorming various scenarios depending on the CDE and Board of Health’s recommendations for school this fall.
New Summit currently has two task forces (COVID-19 and eLearning) that have been discussing options for this fall and what our enhanced version of eLearning and in-person instruction will look like.
A few of these full-time and part-time student enrollment options could include the following:
- A hybrid schooling option with an enhanced part-time eLearning and in-person instruction.
- Various enhanced full-time eLearning options for parents who do not feel comfortable sending their students to school due to high-risk factors your child, parent, or a family member living with you may have. These enhancements to eLearning will meet or exceed the expectations of what you experienced this past Spring. Your child will not lose their spot as a full-time student and can switch back to in-person education for the 2nd semester of 2020-2021 or for the 2021-2022 school year.
- Our new part-time homeschool program where you, the parent, would homeschool your student(s) with your own curriculum, you would be the teacher of record, and your student(s) would be able to attend in-person enrichment classes once a week, participating in New Summit’s amazing, positive school culture. This would require you to fill out an intent to homeschool with the district if you are not homeschooling already. Parttime families would not be able to switch to full-time in the 2nd semester of 2020-2021 and would have to wait until the next enrollment window (2021- 2022 school year), and spots will be limited.
More information about these options will be coming over the next few months. We hope to provide clarity as early as June. We hope that knowing the differences between the full-time and part-time/homeschool programs for next year will help you with your planning for next school year. We want to ease your mind that New Summit is proactively planning and thinking about all our families and their specific schooling needs.