Below are answers to some frequently asked questions about the application process.
Is there a cost to apply or attend the Academy?
No, public charter schools in Arizona are tuition-free so there is no cost to apply or attend. Because we receive only a portion of the funding from the State of Arizona that is given to public schools, we seek to recoup those remaining costs with fundraising. We may ask families for financial donations. Families are also encouraged to take advantage of tax credits which benefit the school.
Will there be a lottery? When will we know the results of the lottery?
If enrollment exceeds the capacity of a class, a lottery will be held. We will communicate the results of the lottery as soon as they are known and notify all applicants who have been placed on a waiting list at that time.
My children have been attending the French American School of Arizona. Can they automatically transfer from the FrenchAm School to the FrenchAm Academy?
No. The two schools are separate entities. All FrenchAm School of AZ students wishing to attend FrenchAm Academy need to apply to enroll in the FrenchAm Academy of AZ.
Do I have to re-enroll my child at FrenchAm Academy each year?
Yes, enrollment in the Academy is per academic year. Re-enrollment in the Academy is necessary each year and priority is given to returning Academy students, per ARS 15-184. The re-enrollment period is typically the November and December preceding the next academic year.
The French American Academy of Arizona admits students of any race, color, national or ethnic origin, religion, sexual orientation, or gender to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. The French American Academy of Arizona does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, religion, sexual orientation, or gender in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, and athletic or other school-administered programs.