Aspen Academy Open House Information
Public Charter Schools are their own school district, and are free for all families to enroll. To learn how your student may benefit from attending Aspen Academy, please join us for an Aspen Academy Open House. In one hour we will take an interactive tour of the school and provide more information and details about how Aspen Academy could be the best fit for your family.
Upcoming Open House Dates:
February 7th, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
March 14th, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Imagine what your student could do at Aspen Academy where we have:
- Limited class sizes
- Strong emphasis on Math and Reading
- High MCA scores
- Spanish for all grades
- Latin starting in grade 4
- Art and Phy Ed
- High parent involvement
- A strong sense of community
We are required to do a lottery by law if we have more applications than slots. It is a separate lottery by each grade. It is a new process each December, and we cannot carry wait lists from year to year. We cannot accept future year’s applications. Please review our lottery procedure for more information.
Download our Lottery Procedure for more information.
Applications are available mid-winter for enrollment the following fall, check above for release and due dates. By Minnesota law, we are required to hold a lottery if we receive more applications than slots available. Unlike a private school, we are not allowed to do a first come, first served application process. All applications received during the open enrollment period prior to the deadline will be on equal footing for the lottery. The office will begin to notify families the day after lottery regarding enrollment status/wait list number. Enrollment packets will begin to be sent out later in the month.
CURRENT SCHOOL YEAR
We only accept enrollment for the current school year if there is space available. We do not accept applications for future years until our next open enrollment period. We may still have space available in certain grades. Please contact our Enrollment department for availability, 952-226-5940.
If you list an email address on the application, we will send confirmation as to the wait list number that your child will be placed at. Due to large number of families on our wait list, and due to the constant movement on our wait list, we do not regularly update families as to their position on the wait list. When a spot becomes open, we will contact you again to get you the full enrollment packet which includes immunization forms, emergency contact forms, request for records forms, etc. Once a child is fully enrolled and begins attending classes, you do not need to re-enroll each year.
When you have a child who is currently registered, then any younger siblings being enrolled in the future will have preference over new families. We look for sibling preference before determining how many spots will be available for open enrollment. This also means if you have multiple children on our wait list and an opening becomes available for one child, his or her siblings jump ahead on the wait list. For purposes of our lottery/wait list process a sibling is defined as "children related by blood/marriage/adoption." Preference is also given to foster children and staff children.
MN law requires students to be five years old on or before September 1st to enter kindergarten and six years old on or before September 1st to enter first grade--unless the school board decides otherwise. The Aspen Academy school board has chosen to follow state guidelines with respect to Kindergarten cut-off dates. Our Kindergarten is an all day program.
RETURNING YOUR APPLICATION
Applications must be completed online or returned via US Mail. We do not accept faxed applications. Our mailing address is:
14825 Zinran Ave
Savage, MN 55378