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Policy At a Glance – Additional Information

a. Students with Special Needs: Stargate School will not reject a student for admission on the basis that a student is currently on an Individual Education Plan (IEP) as provided for by the Individuals with Disabilities Act (IDEA) or 504 Plan as provided for by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), or on the basis of previously identified special needs, unless a review in cooperation with the Adams District 12 Special Education Director shows that Stargate School would not be able to provide appropriate services without changing the fundamental nature of the Stargate program or creating other undue hardships. The application packet includes a place for parent(s) to inform the school whether the student has previously identified special needs, including but not limited to a formal IEP or 504 Plan. Failure to provide accurate information may result in delay in receipt of needed educational services and may delay a final determination of a student’s eligibility.

b. Minimum Age: Stargate School reserves the right to deny admissions to applicants for kindergarten who do not reach age 5 by October 1st of the school year applied for, or for applicants to first grade who do not reach age 6 by October 1st of the school year applied for. The only exception is if an applicant applies through the Adams District 12’s Early KG Admittance Program and is accepted through the program. Accepted applicants will then have to participate in the lottery process.

c. Home-schooled Applicants: Students who are currently home-schooled are asked to find an adult who knows the student in an educational setting to complete the Teacher Nomination form. When no other adult is available, the student may be invited for academic screening.

d. Applicant Lottery Pool: For students applying for the upcoming school year and beyond, openings in any grade level will be distributed by lottery. If an offer is not made to a student for the upcoming school year, the student returns to the lottery pool. The parent(s) must annually reaffirm in writing the desire for the student to remain in the lottery pool or they will be removed. A wait pool intent letter will be sent to the parent(s) so they can confirm their interest in remaining in the lottery pool.

e. Admissions Deadline: After the admissions deadline has passed, if there is a space available and no students eligible for a lottery, Stargate will process applications and place students for grades 1-8 with a rolling admissions process so that a qualified student can be placed immediately. Once the admissions deadline has passed, Stargate School will annually purge all incomplete applications.

f. Equal Opportunity: Stargate School will not deny any student admission on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, or national and ethnic origin. We also encourage students to test in their native language as appropriate.

g. Return Policy: Students who leave Stargate School for one year or less may reapply and be placed on a wait list behind siblings of currently enrolled students. After one year, students who reapply will enter the lottery process along with new applicants. Students who have previously met nationally accepted IQ testing criteria will not need to re-test.


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