Enrollment Policy

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SOAR Academy is a public, common school open to all children free of charge, regardless of his or her location of residence within Washington State.

SOAR Academy’s recruitment plan and admissions policies support our mission and goals of ensuring that all of our students enter and excel in high school, college and in life. We will work actively to recruit students in a fair and equitable manner.

Open Application Period
Annually, SOAR Academy will accept applications from interested students during its open application period (please view our Growth Plan here).

All applications* for open seats must be received online by 4:30 pm on March 31, 2017.

*Paper applications are available in the office upon request.

Receipt and Processing of Applications
Parents and legal guardians are welcome to complete the online application at soaracademies.org/apply/. An acknowledgement email will be sent upon receipt of the completed online application. However, if a family does not receive or keep the emailed receipt, SOAR Academy is not responsible for claims that an online application was completed and received by the deadline.

Online application can be found at soaracademies.org/apply.

Paper applications may be picked up at SOAR Academy during office hours: Monday–Friday, 8 – 4:30 pm at:

2136 Martin Luther King Jr. Way
Tacoma, WA 98405

Lottery
If more applications than available seats are submitted by March 31, 2017, SOAR Academy will select students through a random, public lottery to ensure fairness. As required by Washington state law, SOAR Academy will give an enrollment preference to siblings of already enrolled students. [1]

A lottery will be held on Monday, April 10, 2017 at 6:00 pm. Families will be mailed and/or emailed the official results the day following the lottery.

Families will have ten (10) business days beyond the lottery notification date to submit a completed Intent to Enroll packet. Any Intent to Enroll packets received after the 10-day deadline date, will result in the student’s seating being forfeited and the student will go to the bottom of the waitlist. Students from the top of the waitlist will be offered a chance to enroll until the waitlist is exhausted. If there are still seats available after the waitlist is exhausted, we will accept applications on an ongoing basis, and students will be admitted to the school on a first come-first served basis until all seats are filled. In all cases, SOAR Academy will adhere to any and all requirements concerning the recruitment and enrollment of students.

Any questions regarding applications can be directed to: apply@soaracademies.org.

[1] RCW 28A.710.050(4)

SOAR Academy does not discriminate in any programs or activities on the basis of sex, race, creed, religion, color, national origin, age, veteran or military status, sexual orientation, gender expression or identity, disability, or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups.