Get Ready to Join Leman Academy of Excellence
Online Open Enrollment for Leman Academy of Excellence Arizona K-8 Schools
Leman Academy of Excellence is a charter school that provides a tuition-free rigorous classical education for scholars in grades K-8. Our classical approach inspires scholars to love learning, fosters strong character and prepares scholars for success in life.
Note: Current Leman Academy of Excellence scholars do not need to re-register. Intent to Return forms will need to be completed at a later time.
Enrollment for the 2023-2024 school year is now open for the 2023-2024 school year, contingent upon availability at the school location and grade level selected.
Open Enrollment Dates for the 2024-2025 school year are December 1, 2023, to December 8, 2023. Enrollment remains open through the 2024-2025 school year, contingent upon availability at the school location and grade level selected.
Pursuant to the Arizona Education Code 15-821 (C), “a child is eligible for admission to kindergarten if the child is five years of age. A child is deemed five years of age if the child reached the age of five before September 1 of the current school year… The governing board may admit children who have not reached the required age as prescribed by this subsection if it is determined to be in the best interest of the children. Such children must reach the required age of five for kindergarten…by January 1 of the current school year.”
Who Should Enroll
- Current preschoolers who will be in kindergarten next year
- All other scholars in the community interested in attending
- Siblings (not currently attending)
- Previously wait-listed Leman Academy applicants (wait-listed applications do not roll over to the next school year)
Per A.R.S.15-821: A child is eligible for admission to first grade if the child is six years of age. A child is deemed six years of age if the child reaches the age of six before September 1 of the current school year. The governing board may admit children who have not reached the required age as prescribed by this subsection if it is determined to be in the best interest of the children. For children entering the first grade, such determination shall be based upon one or more consultations with the parent, parents, guardian or guardians, the children, the teacher and the school principal. Such children must reach the required age of five for kindergarten and six for first grade by January 1 of the current school year.
How to Apply
If you would like to enroll a new scholar for the upcoming school year please follow the directions below.
- Go to the open enrollment link here
- Create a new ParentVue login
- Click Begin Registration in the open enrollment message on the Messages page in ParentVUE.
- Click Begin New Registration and follow the prompts to enroll
Enrolling an Existing Scholar’s Sibling for 2024-2025 School Year
If you would like to enroll a sibling of your existing scholar(s) for the next school year (2024-2025), please follow the directions below. (Note: This is only for new enrollments. Existing scholars do not need to re-enroll.)
- Go to the open enrollment link here
- Log in to your existing ParentVue account. Do not create a new account!
- Verify/update your information
Please contact the school if assistance is needed to access your ParentVue account.
Please contact the school if assistance is needed.
Lottery Procedures During Open Enrollment (OE)
Grade levels whose applications during OE exceed the number of available openings (oversubscribed) will be included in a lottery, which will take place the week following the close of the OE period. Only applications received during the OE period will be included in the lottery. Parents will be notified via email within two weeks of the lottery whether their scholar has been admitted or has been placed on a waitlist.
During the lottery process, enrollment preferences, which are aligned with A.R.S. 15-184, will be given to scholars who meet the following criteria in the order listed:
- Scholars who are children, grandchildren, or legal wards of:
- Employees of the school or charter holder
- Members of the governing board of the school
- Directors, officers, partners, or board members of the charter holder
- Existing Leman Academy scholars who are transferring to another Leman Academy campus
(note: scholars must complete the year at their current Leman campus in order to be eligible for priority status at a different Leman location)
- Siblings of a current LAE scholar
(note: If two or more siblings submit completed registration packets during the OE period and one of the siblings is randomly selected by lottery for enrollment, the other sibling(s) will be placed on the priority waitlist for the given grade level(s).
Leman Academy follows the Pupil Admission Requirements for charter schools set forth in A.R.S. §15–184.
Leman Academy of Excellence does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age in its programs and activities, including in admission and enrollment. Leman Academy of Excellence abides by the procedures mandated by Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and will provide eligible students with disabilities a free appropriate public education (FAPE), including following Section 504 accommodation plans and Individualized Education Programs (IEPs).
PLEASE NOTE: Leman Academy of Excellence does have the right to review a child’s educational records and may refuse to enroll a child who has been expelled or is in the process of being expelled from another educational institution (per A.R.S. 15-184).
The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies, including inquiries from parents who suspect disability discrimination in admissions and enrollment.
Name: Ryan Cullen, Director of Exceptional Scholar Services
Additional information ABOUT, or complaints concerning compliance with, service of students with disabilities may also be obtained by contacting:
Arizona Department of Education, Office of Dispute Resolution
1535 W. Jefferson St., Bin #62
Phoenix, AZ 85007
Telephone: (602) 542-3084
United States Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights
Caesar E. Chavez Memorial Building
1244 Speer Boulevard, Suite 310
Denver, CO 80204-3582
Telephone: (303) 844-5695
Facsimile: (303) 844-4303