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Eligibility & Process

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Chapel Hill Academy is excited to welcome new students to our school! We believe every child deserves access to an exceptional education. As a tuition-free public charter school, Chapel Hill Academy is improving the odds of success for children and their families in Fort Worth. The eligibility requirements to apply are detailed below.

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students residing in the school districts below are eligible to apply

Children must be at least 5 years of age before September 1 to enroll in Kindergarten, and 4 years of age before September 1 to enroll in Pre-Kindergarten (PK).
CastleberryCrowleyEagle Mountain-SaginawEverman
Fort WorthHurst-Euless-BedfordJoshuaKeller
Lake WorthMansfieldNorthwestWhite Settlement

PK applicants must meet one of the additional criteria listed below, as determined by TEA. Verifying documentation to support the qualifying category is required.

limited proficiency in English language (English as a second language)
economically educationally disadvantaged (based on total household income, as determined by the National School Lunch Program guidelines)
dependent of an active duty member of the armed forces
has ever been in the conservatorship of the Department of Family and Protective Services
dependent of a person eligible for the Star of Texas Award
dependent of a member of the armed forces of the United States, including the state military forces or a reserve component of the armed forces, who was injured or killed while serving on active duty
qualified for, and attended, PK as a 3-year-old in the previous school year
Information Required for Application
First, last, and middle names
current grade level and grade applying for
residential address
parent/guardian phone numbers
parent/guardian name and signature
Documents Required for Admission
Certified copy of the child’s birth certificate
Current immunization record
social security card for the child (if available)
photo ID of parent/guardian
proof of residency (Current Utility Bill, Lease Agreement)
court documentation or letter from Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS), if applying on the basis of conservatorship

Non-discrimination Statement as Part of the School’s Admission Policy

It is the policy of Chapel Hill Academy to comply with all state and federal regulations regarding admission. Chapel Hill Academy does not discriminate during the admission and lottery process on the basis of gender, national origin, ethnicity, religion, disability, academic, artistic, athletic ability, or the district the child would otherwise attend.