Frequently Asked Questions
Who is eligible to enroll at AALC?
The Ann Arbor Learning Community accepts applications from any student who resides in the State of Michigan; who meets the state age requirements; and who would expect to attend Kindergarten through Eighth grade. According to state law, students are eligible to attend AALC if they are five years old by September 1st of the year that they seek enrollment.
What is the application process?
Families are encouraged to attend Open Houses, to visit the school, to observe in classrooms and to contact the School Leader for any questions or concerns that families might have about the school in regard to their own student.
When can students enroll?
While AALC accepts enrollment inquiries and forms throughout the year, one day is designated as Enrollment Day (see the AALC School Calendar). On that date all applications are tallied and compared to our anticipated openings for the following school year.
Do you give priority to siblings?
State law provides that siblings of enrolled students have priority over other applicants. The number of siblings will be subtracted from the places available.
How many applications do you accept?
If there are fewer applications than openings for a grade level, all applications will be immediately accepted.
If the number of applications for a grade level exceeds the openings, the School Leader will arrange the lottery to establish a wait list. The lottery would occur within two days following the Enrollment Day under the supervision of the Eastern Michigan University Charter School Office. The applicants will be listed in the order drawn and as spaces become available they will be offered to families in the order that their student’s name appears on the waitlist. Families may, but are not required to, attend the lottery. Families will be notified the day following the lottery of their placement. Families seeking enrollment after the wait list has been established will be placed in the order received at the end of the list.
What is the difference between enrollment and registration?
Enrollment works to secure a spot for a student. After a student is enrolled and not on a wait list, the school must receive registration paperwork that provides additional important information for school staff.