Admission and Class Structure
Byron Center Charter School is a free public school academy open
to all age-appropriate children for the grade levels offered. Byron Center Charter School does not
discriminate based on race, religion, creed, color, national origin,
disability, English proficiency, measures of achievement or aptitude, homeless
status, intellectual or athletic ability, or any other basis that would be
illegal for an existing school district.
Admissions shall comply with all federal and state laws.
Admissions shall be limited to those students who are residents of
the state, except foreign exchange students.
Currently enrolled students whose enrollment form is turned in by
April 15th will automatically be admitted for the following school
New students will automatically be admitted for the following
school year in each grade or class that does not reach full enrollment by the
deadline date of April 15th. Siblings, children of current staff, and current board members will be
given enrollment priority. Students will be selected for admission by random
lottery for each grade or class that exceeds the enrollment cap, if their
applications were received by the deadline date of April 15th.
If full enrollment is not reached by April 15th, open
enrollment will continue until grades or classes are full, at which time a
waiting list will begin in the order applications are received.
If and when a random lottery is used, it will take place in the
school office the first business day following April 15th.
Byron Center Charter School will begin calling students on the
waiting list after the first 2 days of school each fall, if enrolled students
have not attended, or have not made arrangements ahead of time with the school
regarding absences at the beginning of the school year.
grade/class will have a maximum of 22 students. The Board of Directors may
authorize the cap to be raised in extenuating circumstances.
In the case
of foreign exchange student enrollments, which will not exceed 2 per year, they
are not counted in the class numbers.
Ref: Board Policy 5111