A summary of the 2013-2014 Kindergarten lottery admissions process is available in the admissions overview document. Key dates are as follows:
Tours (through the end of September):
CSAS: Tuesdays & Thursdays @ 9:30 & 10:30AM
CSLA: Tuesdays @ 9:30AM
Tuesday, Oct. 2 @ CSLA @ 6:00PM
Thursday, October 18 @ CSAS@ 6:00PM
Tuesday, Oct. 23 @ CSLA @ 6:00PM
Thursday, Nov. 1 @ CSAS @ 6:00PM
CSLA: Thursday, Nov. 8 @ 6:00PM
CSAS: Tuesday, Nov. 13 @ 6:00PM & Nov. 15 @ 6:00PM
Applications for grades 1–11 are accepted throughout the school year and are processed upon receipt. If applying for 1st grade 2013-2014, you must submit both applications (CSAS & CSLA) if you want your child(ren) to be considered for both schools.
These applications are available in the CSAS admissions office. Date, time and year of receipt of application determine placement in the applicant pool for all grades. Following the placement of children of full-time CSAS faculty and staff members, those in the applicant pool are admitted for enrollment on a space available basis at the beginning of each school year. This includes applicants who qualify for sibling preference. Applications from students residing in Hamilton County have priority over out-of-county or out-of-state applicants.
Families who have not fulfilled their volunteer commitment in any of the Hamilton County magnet schools will not be eligible for enrollment at CSAS. Sibling admission is dependent upon satisfactory completion of the parent involvement commitment. Sibling preference is honored if an older sibling is enrolled and in good standing for the upcoming school year. Siblings of graduating seniors do not qualify for sibling preference. CSAS admits students on a first-come, first-served basis.
For more information, contact Laura Jetton at (423)209-5818.
ELIGIBILITY FOR ADMISSION
Any resident of Hamilton County whose child will be entering kindergarten (must be five years old on or before Agust 31st) is eligible to submit an application. CSAS serves grades K–12. Students interested in applying for grades 9–11 at CSAS must contact the admissions office or one of the guidance counselors to discuss graduation requirements. Students applying for grades 9–11 must also supply an official transcript showing that they have sufficient credits to permit admission to the grade for which an application has been submitted. Applications for grades 1–11 will be accepted on a first-come, first served basis and are available year-round in the main office of the school. Applicants will be added to the existing applicant pool for the grade to which they apply, sequenced by the date and time of application.
TUITION & TRANSPORTATION
CSAS is a public school. While there is no tuition for students living in Hamilton County, there is an activity fee which covers materials unique to the program, such as science laboratory logs, supplemental educational materials, mailing costs for parent newsletters, conferences, appointment letters, etc. Each year fees are set and approved by the Hamilton County Board of Education. Tuition is charged in accordance with school board policy. Students who live outside Hamilton County pay a tuition fee. Current tuition charges can be obtained by calling (423)209-8680. Bus transportation is available for students from a number of central locations. It will be necessary for parents to make arrangements to drop off or pick up students at those locations.
We consider the following criteria in the student admission process: