Apply: A student applying for admission at Premier High School or Founders Classical Academy must complete a Student Application for Admission (“Application”). Applications received after the Open-Application Period will be handled in the order they were received.
Admission: If space is available, then an eligible applicant—i.e., a student with qualifying residency and disciplinary history—will be offered admission.
Waiting List: If space is not available, then an eligible applicant will be added to the waiting list in the order in which his or her Application was received. If a vacancy arises, the eligible applicant on the waiting list with the lowest number assignment will be offered admission and then removed from the waiting list.
Applications Received After the Open-Application Period: If an Application is received from an Eligible Applicant after the close of the Open-Application Period, the Eligible Applicant’s name will be added to the waiting list behind the names of the Eligible Applicants who timely applied.
Enrollment: Students offered admission to the school—as well as the first ten Eligible Applicants on the waiting list—will be required to complete the school’s Student Enrollment Packet (“Enrollment Packet”).
STUDENTS WHO FAIL TO COMPLETE THE ENROLLMENT PACKET (ALONG WITH ALL REQUIRED DOCUMENTATION) WITHIN THREE WEEKS OF RECEIVING THE ENROLLMENT PACKET WILL BE DEEMED TO HAVE WITHDRAWN FROM THE SCHOOL (OR WITHDRAWN THEIR APPLICATION) TO MAKE ROOM FOR OTHER ELIGIBLE APPLICANTS.
Residency Information: The school may accept only those students within the school’s designated geographic boundary. As such, students will be required to show proof of residency when completing the Registration Packet. Failure to comply with this requirement will result in the immediate initiation of procedures to exclude the student from admission.
Disciplinary History: As provided in the school’s charter, the school shall exclude a student from admission who has been expelled from another public school district. As such, if it is later discovered that the student failed to disclose an expulsion from another public school district, the school will immediately initiate procedures to exclude the student from admission.
Parental Rights: The completion of this Application does not determine the parental relationship and does not affect legal right of access to the student or the student’s records.
Providing False Information: Arkansas law provides that anyone who knowingly gives a false residential address for purposes of public school enrollment is guilty of a violation and subject to a fine of up to $1,000 (Ark. Code Ann. § 6-18-202(f)).
Non-Discrimination: In accordance with Arkansas state law and the school’s charter, it is the policy of the school to prohibit discrimination in student admission on the basis of gender; national origin; race; ethnicity; religion; disability; or academic or athletic eligibility.