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Tax Credit Donations FAQ’s

Tax Credit Donations Support your School and lower your taxes!

Arizona law provides a tax credit for contributions to public schools to support extracurricular activities or character education. A Tax credit is a dollar-for-dollar reduction in your Arizona income tax liability. An individual may contribute as much as $200, and a couple filing jointly may contribute as much as $400 to a public school and receive the money back in the form of a tax credit.

The state tax credit is available to ALL qualifying individual Arizona state taxpayers, you do not need to have a child enrolled in a school to take advantage of this state tax credit. Contributions may be made until April 15, 2018 for your 2017 Arizona state tax return. Any contributions made before January 1st may also be used as charitable tax deductions on your 2017 federal return. Any contributions after January 1st would be eligible for your 2018 federal return.

Contributions to Leman Academy of Excellence’s extracurricular activities are eligible for Arizona tax credits. Extracurricular activities are optional, noncredit programs such as educational field trips, character enrichment programs, athletics, musical theater and any other supplemental programs.

The Arizona State Tax Credit is not a deduction- it’s a tax credit and you do not need to itemize. For example if you are married and filing jointly and owe $800 in state income tax, you can make a school tax credit contribution for $400 and receive a $400 credit on your Arizona income tax return.  For details on the AZ Tax Credits for "Contributions made or fees paid to Public Schools" go to www.azdor.gov.  You can also look under the Forms Tab for AZ Forms 322 and 301.  Please consult with your Tax Advisor about your ability to participate.

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Scholar Enrollment Overview

Colorado

Leman Academy of Excellence is an independently operated, TUITION-FREE public charter school with open-admission policies.

Thank you for your interest in Leman Academy of Excellence in Parker, CO. Please fill out a Scholar Enrollment Request for each child you would like to attend Leman Academy. If the grade you request is currently full, your child will be place on our waitlist according to the date of your submitted request. We will contact you as soon as there is an opening if you are the next person on the list. Also, If the waitlist for your requested grade becomes substantial, we may consider opening up another class for this grade. Once you receive an offer for an opening, you will be given a deadline to submit your Registration Packet and/or the Registration Fee of $20 per scholar. We want you to be confident that Leman is a good fit for your family and would encourage you to attend one of our Informational Sessions if you have not had the chance to do so. We will be offering these all summer. Please view the Leman Calendar for more information.

Enrollment Procedures

LAE will enroll scholars in an equitable selection process that is compliant with A.R.S 15-184.

LAE recognizes that navigating school choice is challenging for parents. In an effort to help streamline the process for families, the open enrollment period for the LAE will correlate with the open enrollment dates of the school district that serves our target population.

During the open enrollment period, parents/guardians must submit a simple application form indicating their desire for their child to attend the LAE. This form will collect basic applicant information and contact information from the parent/guardian. Additionally, the application form will consist of the following documents to help convey the culture and values of LAE as well as the expectation of LAE scholars:

  • School Rules & Procedures
  • School Mission Statement
  • Scholar Expectations

The form must be filled out in full, signed, and submitted (by mail or email) to the school. A special signature line requires parents/legal guardians to verify that they have read the accompanying school rules, procedures, mission statement and scholar expectations and understand the educational choice that LAE represents. Completed application forms may besubmitted in person, mailed or as a PDF document via email. Hard copies of the applicationform will be available at the school or on the LAE website. When the open enrollment period ends (i.e., open enrollment deadline), the total number of applicants submitting completed application forms will be determined and compared to the open seats (capacity) in each grade level. This process determines which grades are undersubscribed and which grades are oversubscribed.

Enrollment Procedures & The Lottery

For grade levels that are undersubscribed, applicants who submit timely application forms shall
be admitted. Furthermore, additional applications for undersubscribed grades will be accepted
on a rolling basis until grade levels are filled, after which point a waitlist will begin. Both
acceptances and waitlist positions will function on a “first come-first served” basis following the
deadline for undersubscribed grades.

LAE shall not limit admission based on ethnicity, religion, national origin, gender, income level,
disabling condition, proficiency in the English language or athletic ability. Pursuant to C.R.S. 22-
33-106, LAE may refuse to admit any pupil who has been expelled from another institution
During the preceding twelve months or who is in the process of being expelled from another
Educational institution.

For scholars with either a 504 plan or an Individualized Education Plan (IEP), the Douglas
County School District is required to review that documentation before Leman Academy of
Excellence can make a final offer of enrollment to ensure that LAE can provide a Free
Appropriate Public Education (FAPE). A child’s spot at Leman Academy of Excellence will be
held until DCSD has reviewed your documentation.

When grade levels are oversubscribed, LAE will hold a lottery. During the lottery process
enrollment preferences will be given to scholars who meet the following criteria in the order
listed:

  • Scholars who are re-enrolling after attending the previous school year in full (applies to year two and beyond).
  • Applicants who are siblings of an already-enrolled LAE scholar.
  • Note, this includes the following: If two or more siblings submit completed application
    packets during the open enrollment period, and a sibling is randomly selected by lottery
    for enrollment, the other sibling(s) will be given preference in the enrollment process.
  • Applicants who are children, grandchildren or legal wards of: (1) employees of the
    school, (2) employees of the charter holder, (3) members of the governing body of the
    school, (4) directors, officers, partners or board members of the charter holder, or (5)
    Founding Family members. These students will not exceed 20% of the school
    population.
  • Transfer scholars moving from one Leman school to another Leman school.

After capacity is reached, applicants will be selected through the lottery process and placed on
a waitlist in the order they were selected. The lottery will run in late November of the year
preceding enrollment.

Parents/guardians will be notified by mid-December as to the results of the lottery. This
notification will take place via email and/or phone call to confirm an offer of enrollment.
Parents/guardians will have 48 hours (two business days) from receipt of notification to accept
Or decline the offer of enrollment. Parents, after receiving notice of acceptance via email, will
then have two weeks to turn in the additional mail-in documents. If the paperwork is not
turned in by the two-week deadline, the applicant will be moved to the bottom of the wait list.
If an offer is declined, the child’s name is removed, and LAE will turn the waitlist to fill the spot.
If an offer is accepted, parents/guardians will have two weeks to complete the additional mail
In documents (details below).

Waitlist

The waitlists at LAE are grade specific. As a spot becomes available, the school will contact the
parent/guardian next on the waitlist to offer them the open spot for their child. Parents will
have 48 hours (two business days) from receipt of notification of the offer to accept or decline
the offered spot. Parents/guardians, after accepting, will have two weeks to turn in the
additional mail-in documents, once accepted. If the spot is declined, the child is removed from
the waitlist and the parents/guardians of the next scholar on the waitlist will be contacted.

If an application packet is received after the open enrollment deadline, the applicant will be
Added to the bottom of the waitlist.

The waitlists will not roll over from year to year. For any applicant who was not admitted or
who withdraws his/her application, the application form will be discarded.

Enrollment Packet

The documents listed below will be part of the registration packet. All forms are required to be
filled out in full and returned within two weeks of an enrollment offer. Failure to return the
enrollment packet in a timely manner constitutes rejection of the offer of enrollment or withdrawal of such acceptance, and the spot will be made available to the next applicant on the waitlist.

  • Scholar Registration Form
  • Scholar Record Transmittal Request
  • Primary Language other than English (PHLOTE) Form
  • Colorado Residency Documentation Form or Affidavit of Shared Residency
  • Scholar’s Birth Certificate
  • Immunization Records
  • Emergency Contact
  • Emergency Information
  • Immunization Form
  • Administering Medication at School Forms (optional)
  • Proof of Residency
  • Verification of Scholar Birth Form (K & 1st only)
  • McKinney Vento Form
  • Additional Documents
  • IEP or 504 Accommodation Plans
  • Custody or Orders of Protection legal paperwork
  • Medical Alerts regarding severe health conditions

If these additional conditions do not exist, parents/guardians will need to return the forms and
check a box indicating the absence of said conditions.

Entrance Age Requirements for Kindergarten and First Grade

According to the C.R.S. 22-54-103, 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 reaches the age of five before
October 1 of the current school year.

According to the C.R.S. 22-54-103, a child is eligible for 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 October 1 of the
current school year.

Non-Discrimination Statement

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 scholars with disabilities a free appropriate public education
(FAPE), including following Section 504 accommodation plans and Individualized Education
Programs (IEPs).

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: Brenda Moseley, Director of Scholar Services
Email: bmoseley@lemanacademy.org

Additional information about, or complaints concerning compliance with, service of scholars
with disabilities may also be obtained by contacting:

Colorado Department of Education, Exceptional Student Services Unit
1560 Broadway, Suite 1100, Denver, CO 80202, Telephone: (303) 866-6694

United States Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights
Cesar E. Chavez Memorial Building, 1244 Speer Boulevard, Suite 310, Denver, CO 80204-3582

Telephone: (303) 844-5695, Facsimile: (303) 844-4303, Email: OCR.Denver@ed.gov

2018-2019 SCHOOL YEAR

2018-2019 SCHOLAR ENROLLMENT REQUEST

Leman Academy of Excellence is now enrolling for the 2018-2019 school year.

If you would like to enroll, please use the link below.

If you have any questions regarding enrollment, please contact Starla Cordova at starla.cordova@lemanacademy.org.

2018-2019 SCHOOL YEAR

This form is to be filled out AFTER completing the online enrollment AND your student has been accepted.

 

LEMAN ACADEMY OF EXCELLENCE ENRICHMENT PROGRAM

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