Admissions and Enrollment

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How does the lottery work?

Lake Oconee Academy will begin accepting applications for the 2018/2019 academic year on January 1, 2018. Applications received between January 1, 2018 and March 31, 2018, will be placed in the online lottery drawing to be held on April 11, 2018. Once we begin accepting applications for the 2018/2019 year, you will no longer be able to apply for the current school year (2017/2018) as those already on file will remain on the waiting list for the duration of the school year (until May 25, 2018).

Can LOA ask a student to leave if they are not performing well enough?

No, neither can a student be required to remain at LOA. Attending LOA is a choice. The program is rigorous and expectations are high. Students demonstrate over and over again that they are committed to and capable of meeting the challenge. Students of all abilities receive the highest level of support to ensure their success.

Does LOA accept students with special needs or provide learning support?

Yes. LOA serves a broad student base and does not discriminate against any student based on race, ethnicity, national origin, religion, gender or disability.

If my child is accepted, does he/she have to reapply each year?

No. Once a student is admitted, they are enrolled in LOA unless they notify the admissions office that they are withdrawing.

Does LOA charge tuition?

No. LOA is a public charter school and there is no tuition charge to attend.

Do students have to take a test to be admitted to LOA?

No. Students do not have to “test in” to LOA. A charter school shall not discriminate on any basis that would be illegal for any other public school, which includes selection by intellectual ability.

How are students from outside Greene County allowed to enroll in LOA?

Georgia law is clear that only students who live in Greene County may enroll in LOA. Georgia law also states that LOA employees’ and board members’ children are not required to live in Greene County to attend LOA.

Does LOA have attendance zones?

LOA’s new charter contract stipulates a single county-wide attendance zone. There are no preferences based upon your place of residence in Greene County.

Why can’t LOA accept every student who wishes to enroll like other public schools?

If LOA receives more applications for a grade level than there are seats available, these seats will be filled by a lottery process as required by federal law. The date and time of the lottery is announced on the LOA website, in the newspaper and via social media. The lottery drawing is open to the public and all interested parties are welcome to attend. The lottery is held each spring.

Who may enroll in a local charter school?

You must be a Greene County resident to enroll in LOA. An application is required for the enrollment process. There are certain limited state law exceptions to that rule. There are no other requirements.

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Lake Oconee Academy
1021 Titan Circle
Greensboro, GA 30642

706 454-1562
706 453-1773 (fax)