Admissions

Enrollment for the 2021-2022 school year is open NOW!

2021-2022 Academic Year Admissions
 

For the 2021-2022 school year, ICSAtlanta is accepting applications in Knd and 1st grade. **Update: ICSAtlanta is now accepting applications for open slots in grades 2nd, 3rd, and 4th.

Kindergarten & 1st Grade Admissions

Admission is open to all rising kindergarten and 1st grade students who are Georgia residents, regardless of experience or proficiency in a language offered at ICSAtlanta (target language). 

2nd through 5th Grade Admissions

In accordance with guidelines set forth by the Georgia Department of Education (SBOE Rule 160-4-9-.05), International Charter School of Atlanta (ICSAtlanta) may accept students for enrollment in 2nd through 5th grades who meet proficiency standards in French, German, Mandarin Chinese (simplified), or Spanish through the STAMP 4Se language assessment.

Students who wish to apply to ICSAtlanta in 2nd through 5th grades must take ICSAtlanta’s language proficiency assessment and meet the proficiency minimums outlined below before he or she will be allowed to apply. If the minimum required score is not met, the student will not be able to apply for admission.

There is no cost to take the assessment. All scores are final, and the assessment may not be retaken in the same school year.

Once ICSAtlanta receives the STAMP 4Se scores, parents of eligible students will be contacted and permitted to apply for admission. Any student who meets the proficiency qualifications, and whose parent submits an application will be offered enrollment.

Please contact admissions@icsatlanta to schedule a testing session.

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2021-2022 K-1 Admissions Timeline

 

January 4 – January 31 – Initial Application Period

All interested prospective students must apply during this time period.  

 

February 11 – Lottery (7 PM; Virtual via Zoom)

If the number of applicants during the Initial Application Period exceeds the number of spaces available in any grade, ICSAtlanta will ensure that such applicants have an equal chance of being admitted through an electronic, random-selection lottery.

 

February-September - Open Enrollment

Admissions and enrollment will continue on a rolling basis as space permits until enrollment is closed. 

Beginning January 4th:

 

Alternate Way to Apply

If you are unable to apply for admission online, you may complete this application, and mail or bring it to the front desk of either campus (see address information below) during the enrollment period. Please note that applications will only be accepted for open grades. You may obtain a printed copy of the application at the front desk of either campus during the enrollment period.

Language Track Policy

 

Every new student at ICSAtlanta is assigned a language track - French, German, Mandarin, or Spanish. ICSAtlanta makes every effort to grant students their first-choice language track; however, this is not always possible.

 

Parents have an opportunity to rank ICSAtlanta’s offered language tracks in order of their preference on the enrollment form (available after the student has gained admission). Once the initial enrollment process has been completed, ICSAtlanta assigns students into their language tracks/classes. At that time, Language Acknowledgment Forms are sent out to parents (usually by mid-April). 

 

The Language Acknowledgment Form is the final stage of the enrollment process and must be completed within the allotted time period. On the Language Acknowledgment Form, a parent must choose one of the following:

  • Accept the assigned language track.

  • Decline the assigned language track and request for their student to be placed at the end of the waitlist for his/her grade. 

  • Decline the assigned language track and withdraw their application to ICSAtlanta.

 

If/when a spot becomes available after receipt of Language Acknowledgment Forms, the spot (and its corresponding language track assignment) will be offered to the next applicant on the waitlist, and a Language Acknowledgement Form will be sent to the parent. This process continues until all spots have been filled.

 

PLEASE NOTE:

  • There will be no language-specific waitlists.

  • Due to the nature of our dual language immersion program, we do not allow for changes in language tracks after enrollment (within the same year or from one year to the next). 

Before You Apply

 

  • Applicants for kindergarten must be 5 years old on or before September 1, 2021.

 

  • Applicants for 1st grade must be 6 years old on or before September 1, 2021, regardless of completing Kindergarten at a private school.

Helpful Information

 

  • Choosing a school for your child is a very personal decision, and no one knows your child better than you do! Since ICSAtlanta offers dual language immersion (DLI), ensure that your child will be ready to learn and thrive in an environment where he or she is challenged in another language.

 

  • No special skills or language background are needed to be successful in a DLI program! It only requires patience, diligence, and a willingness to commit to the long-term benefits of DLI.

 

  • DLI programs provide many cognitive benefits for students – regardless of the language! Be open to any language track. Parents need not speak or understand the language their child is learning.