If you would like your child to attend CHCS in the 2018-2019 school year, then you may apply via our lottery application period, which is held between January 1, 2018 -January 31, 2018.
If a lottery is required, the tentative date of the lottery is February 10 at 10am. Attendance is not required. The lottery is open to the public. Location will be announced.
Qualifying Attendance Zone In order to attend our school, you must be in the qualifying attendance zone. Any student residing in Fulton County is in our qualifying attendance zone, under the following conditions:
The Student resides with his/her parent or legal guardian
The student resides with a foster parent through placement by the department of Family and Children Services or a state licensed child placement agency
The Student is an adult still meeting entrance age requirements
The student is an emancipated minor
The student is homeless.
The dwelling in which the student resides must appear on the tax rolls of Fulton County.
Georgia law requires that children must be five years old by September 1 in order to enroll in kindergarten and to enroll in first grade, children must be six years old by September 1. The only exceptions are:
Students who are age five by December 31 and who have lived outside the state of Georgia for the past two years and have enrolled in a public or accredited private kindergarten may enroll in public kindergarten in Georgia.
Students who are six by December 31 and who have lived outside the state of Georgia for the past two years and have completed public or accredited private kindergarten or have attended a public or accredited private first grade may enroll in first grade in Georgia.
To enroll in Fulton County Schools, the student's parent or legal guardian must be a resident of the school system. Chattahoochee Hills Charter School does not discriminate in its enrollment procedures or educational programs based on intellectual or athletic ability, aptitude, disability, race, class, gender, family structure, sexual orientation, religion, ancestry, or any other basis prohibited by law.
How to Apply
To Apply, visit this page between 12:01am Eastern Time on January 1st and 11:59pm eastern time on January 31st and click on the button on this page that says "Respond." Applications that are started by 11:59pm on January 31st will have a 3 hour grace period to allow for incomplete applications to be completed.
Should there be more children signed up to attend the school than there are seats available, a lottery will be held for our open seats. Preference will be given in the lottery, in order, to:
1. Currently Enrolled Students 2. Siblings of Enrolled Students 3. Children of Faculty and Board Members
All other eligible students will be enrolled as space permits. If the school receives registrants exceeding available openings in a particular grade level, a lottery shall be held, as described below.
Currently enrolled students (Priority 1) will fill all seats first. Once all currently enrolled students have been placed, Priority 2 registrants will be selected next to fill any allotments. If spaces remain, Priority 3 registrants will be selected to fill remaining spaces. If there are more students in a given Priority level than there are spaces, then students will be selected based on their order in the lottery, as described in our Wait List procedure.
If applications received are at or below capacity numbers for all programs, classes, grade levels, and/or buildings, by February 1, 2018, admission offers and intent to enroll forms will be mailed to families of qualifying students.
When the school receives registrants exceeding available openings in a specific grade level, a public lottery shall be held.
The lottery process shall be published in advance and articulated prior to commencement of the lottery.
The lottery shall be observed and certified by a third party individual.
The lottery will be drawn in the following manner: Kindergarten, 1st grade, and so on until all spots are filled. The school will assign a random number to each application. Applications are sorted based on this randomly assigned number and assigned a sequential number. The lowest random number gets number one, the next lowest number two, and so forth. School assignments are based upon space availability. If allotments still remain after all Priority students have been selected, spaces will be filled by conducting a lottery of all non-priority applications that were timely received, ..
Parents and/or guardians will be notified in writing that their child was chosen as a Candidate for Enrollment during the lottery no later than February 23, 2018. All enrollment documents are due by March 9, 2018.
The wait list callout will start on March 14, 2018.
All applicants not placed in a class will be put on a waitlist. The order of the waitlist will be determined as follows:
First, Priority 1, 2, and then 3 registrants. Within each Priority level, children will be placed based on the order they were selected in the lottery.
Next, remaining students will be placed in order of their selection in the lottery.
Lottery and Wait List positions for students not already enrolled in the school and wait list positions will not be secured from year to year. Those offered the opportunity to enroll from the waitlist will have two days to complete the enrollment process before the opening will be offered to the next student on the wait list.
Should a student enroll from the waitlist, siblings of that student that may also be on the wait list will automatically become priority 2 registrants.
It is the responsibility of the wait listed parent or guardian to provide updated contact information including a phone number and address, and an email if possible. Waitlist parents must also provide an emergency contact person in the event they cannot be reached regarding an opening. Failure to keep updated information throughout the school year resulting in an inability to notify the parent of an opening waives the student’s placement on the wait list. Contact may be made by phone, and if available, by email. Every effort will be made to reach the individual in person; However, if this is not possible, a message will be left on the phone and/or email. The parents will be given 48 Hours to contact the School and make a decision to accept the opening. If contact or a decision is not made within this time frame, a school designee shall contact the next person on the wait list to extend an offer.
Ear, Eye and Dental Screening
No child entering a Georgia school for the first time shall be admitted unless the child has a certificate of eye, ear and dental screening. This Georgia Department of Human Resources certificate (Form 3300) must be signed by the Health Department or a licensed Georgia physician.
Georgia requires students to be immunized against measles, mumps, polio, rubella, whooping cough, tetanus, diphtheria, hepatitis B, haemophilus influenza, varicella and meningitis. Immunization information must be on the proper Georgia Department of Human Resources form; these are available through the Fulton County Department of Health and Wellness or local physicians (Form 3231).
Proof of Date of Birth
Students entering the school district for the first time must submit proof of date of birth to be copied by the school for placement in the permanent record folder. The school will accept evidence in the order set forth below that shows the student’s date of birth:
A certified copy of a birth certificate, certified hospital issued birth record or birth certificate;
A military ID;
A valid driver's license;
An adoption record;
A religious record signed by an authorized religious official;
An official school transcript; or
If none of these items can be produced, an affidavit of age sworn to by the parent, guardian or other person accompanied by a certificate of age signed by a licensed practicing physician, which states that the physician has examined the child and believes that the age as stated in the affidavit is substantially correct.
Parents may be given up to 30 calendar days after the student enrolls to secure proof of birth date. It is the parent's responsibility to pay the fee and postage for obtaining such proof of birth date.
Birth certificates for children born in Georgia may be requested from: Georgia Department of Human Resources Vital Records 2600 Skyland Drive, NE Atlanta, Georgia 30319-3640
Persons enrolling a student shall submit two proofs of residency from the schools system's approved list of verifiable residency documents: one from the approved utility list and one from the approved residency list, upon initial enrollment in Fulton County Schools or upon entry into Kindergarten, 6th, 9th grades, and when there is any address change. If proof of residency is delayed, the student will be provisionally enrolled for a period of 30 calendar days. At the end of this 30 day period, if proof of residency has not been provided, the student may be withdrawn. The school will notify the enrolling person at least ten (10) calendar days prior to the withdrawal of the student.