Admissions

Frequently Asked Questions

Enrollment

What are the requirements to enroll my child?

In order to apply for enrollment to AACPA you must completely fill out a 2009-2010 Student Application for Enrollment and submit it to AACPA by April 2 before 4:30 PM.

 

In the past we have had more applicants than seats available so a lottery system was used to select applicants.  We are expecting to use the lottery system for the 2009-2010 school year as well.


When a lottery system is used applicants meeting certain criteria (as fully detailed on the Student Application for Enrollment) are given priority for enrollment.


Please review the Student Application for Enrollment to see what information is needed to submit an application for enrollment to AACPA.


What happens if I’m trying to enroll more than one child?

If you have more than one child to enroll, please fill out a complete application for each child.

There are only a certain number of seats available at each grade level. So in the case of a family in which all of the children are applying to enroll, each child is considered separately during the enrollment and lottery process.

If you already have a child attending Agassi and are applying for a sibling of that child, please see the FAQs regarding Siblings.


How and when will I know if my child(ren) is accepted?

On April 24 a letter will be mailed to the address that was provided on your application notifying you of the lottery results.  This letter will provide further information for you based on the outcome of the lottery.

Due to the large number of applicants and for confidentiality, we will not provide results of the lottery over the phone.  We will only mail the Lottery Results Letter to the address provided on the application to enroll.

It is the responsibility of each applicant to provide the school with any information that may need to be changed on your application.


How long after the school year do you fill empty spaces?

First, we must contact and verify whether or not the students selected in the lottery will enroll at Agassi. Then we will contact students on the waiting list (in the order in which they were selected) if there are still spaces available.  It is our goal to have all families notified and spaces filled by the first week in September.

If spaces become available during the year, we will refer back to the waiting list and contact families (in the order they were selected) to fill the available spaces.


Do you select kids from the waiting list during the school year?

Yes, families on the waiting list are notified of any spaces that may become available during the school year based on the order in which their applications were selected during the lottery.


If we are accepted do we have to reapply each year?

No, a current student at AACPA does not have to reapply each year.

However, in the spring a re-enrollment letter is sent home to the families of each student that allows them to reserve their child’s space for the next year.  If this re-enrollment letter is not completed and returned it could prevent the student from keeping their spot at AACPA for the following school year.

The Re-Enrollment letters for the school year will be sent home the beginning of March.

 

Applications

Do you require testing for admissions?

Students are not asked or expected to take any tests as a condition for enrollment at AACPA.  Additionally, there are no minimum academic standards that are required for students to enroll at AACPA for any of the grades (K-12).


May someone pick up (turn-in) my application for me?

Yes, someone may pick up and/or turn in your application for enrollment.  Please remember to make sure the application is complete.  Incomplete applications will not be accepted.

Remember to keep your copy of the application after it has been submitted and time-stamped by AACPA staff.


Can I live anywhere in the city and still apply?

Yes, you may live anywhere in the city and apply for enrollment.  However, if more students who are eligible apply for more spaces than are available then AACPA conducts a lottery to select the names of applicants that will be invited to enroll.

When a lottery system is used applicants meeting certain criteria (as fully detailed on the Student Application for Enrollment) are given priority for enrollment.

Please review the Student Application for Enrollment for a full description of the criteria used for applicant selection in the lottery.

 
Can I apply on-line?

Yes, this year you may complete and submit an application for enrollment for the school year on-line.


Are applications available on–line to print?

Yes, this year you may download and complete an application for enrollment for the school year on-line.


Can you mail out the applications?

No, we do not mail out applications. However, you may either submit an application on line or print an application and submit it to the front office at AACPA.


My application was in early; does that improve my chances for being selected in the lottery?

No, it does not matter when you turn in your application as long as it is filled out completely and turned in before April 2 at 4:30 PM.

Applicants that fulfill the categories as described on the Student Application for Enrollment will have a better chance of being selected in the lottery.


Siblings

Am I guaranteed a spot if I have a sibling here?

We are not able to guarantee spaces at any of the grade levels to applicants.

An applicant for the school year that is the sibling of a student currently enrolled and will attend school at ACCPA next year and lives within a 2-mile radius of the school will be given first preference from the completed applications received.

If a sibling meets either some or none of the conditions as described fully on the Student Application for Enrollment their application will be entered into the lottery as an individual based on the conditions that they do meet.


Why are siblings not given preference?

In past lotteries siblings have been given a preference over non-siblings but it has been only by a small percentage (15%).

An applicant for the school year that is the sibling of a student currently enrolled and will attend school at ACCPA next year and lives within a 2-mile radius of the school will be given first preference from the completed applications received.

If a sibling meets either some or none of the conditions as described fully on the Student Application for Enrollment their application will be entered into the lottery as an individual based on the conditions that they do meet.


Lottery

What is the lottery?

Similar to magnet schools and other charter schools in the Clark County School District (CCSD) and in accordance to Nevada Revised Statute 386.580, AACPA implements a lottery to select students for enrollment when there are more people who apply than there are available spaces.  The lottery itself is conducted with computer software while an administrator from CCSD oversees the process.

If a lottery is necessary (it is our expectation that a lottery will be used for the 2009-2010 school year) then applicants will be grouped and preferenced according to the categories outlined on the Student Application for Enrollment. Within these groups, applicants are selected randomly during the lottery.

Lottery results will not be announced on April 21st. After a letter will be mailed to the address that was provided on your application notifying you of the lottery results.  This letter will provide further information for you based on the outcome of the lottery.


How long is the waiting list?

The length of the waiting list changes each year. The reason for this is that the waiting list starts over each year after the lottery.  The waiting list depends on the number of people that apply and the number of student spaces that are available in each grade every year. For the 2008-2009 lottery, there were 945 applications that were submitted and a waiting list of about 850 applicants after the available spaces were filled.


What information do I bring to apply for the lottery?

In order to submit an application for enrollment which would also include entry into the lottery, please fill out the entire Student Application for Enrollment and submit it either online or turn it in to the front office at AACPA according to the dates and times on the application.

Please remember to fill out the application completely and to notify us of any changes that may need to be made once the application has been submitted.

Failure to do so could prevent the application from being accepted.


Why does it take so long to hear if my child has been accepted?

We understand you and your child are excited to find out the results of the lottery so we apologize if you feel that it takes a long time to hear from us.

This year the lottery will be held on April 21 and shortly after a letter will be mailed to the address that was provided on your application notifying you of the lottery results.  This letter will provide further information for you based on your specific results from the lottery.

Due to the large number of applicants and for confidentiality purposes we will not be able to provide results of the lottery over the phone.  We will only mail the Lottery Results Letter to the address provided on the Student Application for Enrollment.

It is the responsibility of each applicant to provide the school with any information that may need to be changed on your application.

 
Why is a lottery used instead of an applicant’s grades to determine enrollment?

If more applicants apply for enrollment than the number of spaces available, AACPA follows the requirements of Nevada Revised Statute 386.580 which mandates that charter schools determine which applicants to enroll on the basis of a lottery system.

An applicant’s grades are not considered in the enrollment process.


Why doesn’t my child get accepted even though I have applied several years in a row?

Unfortunately, we are not able to enroll all of the students who apply to AACPA each year. If an applicant does not get selected in the lottery and she/he is not called from the waiting list that year, then all applicants must reapply the following year. We understand this can be frustrating, especially to those that have applied multiple times. We strongly encourage you to apply again if this situation occurs and maybe this will be the year that your child is selected.


What percentage of applicants are selected?

Only a small percentage of applicants can be selected in the lottery each year. The main reason for this is that once students are enrolled in the school they keep their space each year. They do not have to re-enroll each year. Also, there are only a certain number of spaces available each year because class sizes are limited. For the 2008-2009 lottery, less than 10% of the applicants were selected in the lottery.

 

 

Agassi Curriculum and Services

What grade levels are offered at Agassi?

Currently Agassi offers academic instruction in grades Kindergarten through the 12th grade.

At this time we do not offer Pre-School classes.


What is the curriculum?

The core curriculum features English/Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies/History, Physical Education/Health, Foreign Language, and Fine and Performing Arts with a focus on college preparation.


What are the class sizes?

In Kindergarten, the student to teacher ratio is 19:1. In 1st grade through 12th grade the average class has a student to teacher ratio of 25 to 1.

What type of extracurricular activities do you offer? AACPA offers a variety of extracurricular activities for the students throughout the year. Generally, activities are related to either academics (examples include: National Honor Society, Student Council), the Arts (Orchestra, Photography) or athletics (see below). If you have a specific activity that you are interested in please contact Ms. Ethridge or Ms. Yamamoto at (702) 948-6000.


What type of sports do you offer?

The following sports teams are offered at AACPA.

Fall, Winter, Spring:
Boy’s Football (Flag, Tackle)          
Basketball (5th -12th)               
Boy’s Baseball
Girl’s Volleyball (MS, HS)                                                           
Track (all levels)
Soccer – (MS)

9th grade student athletes will play on JV or other 9th grade teams, while the middle school student-athletes will play in the Red Rock League. The elementary student-athletes will compete locally with schools in flag football, basketball and track.

Students can participate in the 6th-12th grade Cheer Squad or the 3rd -5th grade Spirit Squad. Participants in all forms of cheerleading may be involved in competitions and attend special events arranged by the athletic director.


How ethnically diverse is the student population?

The ethnicity of the student population is approximately: 95% Black, 3% Hispanic, 1% White, and .5% Asian/Pacific Islander.


Do you provide transportation?

No, AACPA does not provide transportation for the students.

 

Do you have before/afterschool care?

AACPA begins each school day at 7:30 AM, so before school care is not offered on campus.

AACPA offers a variety of after-school activities that range from tutoring to the performing arts to athletics. A Monday-Friday 6:00 pm pick-up is available for Agassi students involved in these programs.

Additional options for afterschool care include the YMCA and the Agassi Boys & Girls Club. There is a charge for these services. We will provide more information on these options as it becomes available to us.


Do you serve breakfast and lunch?

Breakfast is not offered at AACPA. Lunch is available for students on a daily basis. AACPA participates in the National School Lunch program. Qualifying families will receive either free or reduced price lunches.

Please see the Student Application for Enrollment for complete details.


Are uniforms required?

Yes, Agassi Prep has adopted a practice that requires all students to wear a prescribed uniform. Specific uniform requirements can be found in the AACPA Parent Student Handbook. It is the families’ responsibility to purchase their child’s uniform

All uniform items may be purchased through:

Campus Club School Uniforms
2411 Tech Center #107
Las Vegas, NV 89128
702-360-0555
or 1-877-660-2582

 
How much is tuition?

AACPA is a public charter school that does not charge an enrollment fee or tuition. However, nominal fees for uniforms, field trips, etc. do apply.


Do you work with children with special/behavioral needs? IEPs?

Yes, in compliance with both state and federal laws, special education programs are available for students with certain disabilities.


How do I arrange for a tour of the facilities?

If you are interested in touring the AACPA facilities please contact Juli Stanley, Director of Parent and Community Relations, at (702) 316-2353 to reserve a spot for one of the AACPA Information Sessions.


2009-2010 AACPA Student Lottery Timeline

February 17, 2009 - 2009-2010 Student Enrollment Applications available to the public

March 2, 2009 - “Letter of Intent for 2009-2010 Academic Year” sent to families of currently enrolled students

April 2, 2009 - Deadline for submission of 2009-2010 Student Enrollment Applications (applications due by 4:30 PM)

April 2, 2009 - Deadline for submission of “Letter of Intent for 2009-2010 Academic Year” (letters due by 4:30 PM)

April 14, 2009 - (Internal) Applicant information provided to External Lottery Administrator

April 21, 2009 - 2009-2010 AACPA Student Lottery (lottery to be held at 5:30 PM in AACPA multi-purpose room)

April 24, 2009 - Letters sent to applicants notifying them of 2009-2010 lottery results

May 1, 2010 - Registration begins for applicants selected from the 2009-2010 Lottery