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Admissions and Enrollment Process





Currently enrolled students receive a Notice to Return form in January. This form asks students to state whether they intend to return the following school year and to identify any of their siblings who wish to attend the school the following school year.


Currently enrolled students expressing a desire to return are automatically enrolled for the following school year upon timely receipt of the Notice to Return form. Vacancies in each class are then determined and the siblings of returning students are given priority in admission.


Applications from new students are accepted from the first school day in January through last school day in April. If the number of eligible applicants does not exceed the number of vacancies, then all applicants who timely applied are offered admission. If there are more eligible applicants than available space in a class, then a lottery will be conducted on the last school day in April. If the school receives more applications for admission than available in the school, the school will fill the available position by lottery. If a vacancy arises before the commencement of the school year or during the school year, the individual on the waiting list with the lowest number assignment will be offered admission and then removed from the waiting list.


If an application is received after the application period has passed, the applicant’s name is added to the waiting list behind the names of the applicants who timely applied.


Nova Academy does not discriminate in admission based on gender, national origin, ethnicity, religion, disability, academic, artistic, or athletic ability, or the district the child would otherwise attend.


Students who have a documented history of criminal offense, a juvenile court adjudication, or a student with a history of discipline problems as described in subchapter A, Chapter 37 of the Texas education code, that is offenses for which public school district students must or may be expelled, suspended, or assigned to an alternative education program, may be excluded from admission.