CSAS and CSLA Kindergarten Admission Process Starts Soon For 2014-2015 School Year

Friday, August 23, 2013

Families interested in enrolling their children in kindergarten in the Hamilton County Schools for the 2014-2015 school year should review the criteria for submitting an application.  

Families are to meet all the set criteria to become a qualified applicant eligible for their child’s application to be added into the qualified applicant pool for admissions drawings. 

ü  ALL kindergarten parents must meet the criteria, including parents of siblings and faculty children.

ü  Only the legal guardian(s) of the child can fulfill the required criteria.

ü  Parents must complete a school tour first.  Parents are encouraged to attend the location that is their first choice, but touring both locations is permitted.

ü  Each required meeting will be held at least 2 times; once at CSLA and once at CSAS.

ü  Parents may attend meetings held at either school, regardless of their school preference.

 

Criteria to Follow and Dates to Remember

Criteria 1 – Call either school now to schedule your required tour – see table below.

                                        CSAS (209-5816)  or  CSLA (855-2614)

School

Tour Dates

Chattanooga School for the Liberal Arts

 

September 3, 10, 17, and 24

(Tuesdays @ 9:30 a.m.)

Chattanooga School for the Arts & Sciences   

September 4, 5, 11, 12, 18, 19, 25, and 26

(Wednesdays & Thursdays @ 9:30 a.m. & 10:30 a.m.)

 

Criteria 2 – Attend a session explaining The Paideia Philosophy Mtg. #1

Chattanooga School for the Liberal Arts

Tuesday, October 1, 2013 @ 6:00 p.m.

Chattanooga School for the Arts & Sciences

Thursday, October 3, 2013 @ 6:00 p.m.

 

Criteria 3 –Attend an Expectations/Orientation Session – Mtg. #2

Chattanooga School for the Liberal Arts

Tuesday, October 15, 2013 @ 6:00 p.m.

Chattanooga School for the Arts & Sciences

Wednesday, October 16, 2013 @ 6:00 p.m.

 

Criteria 4 – Attend and participate in a small group Seminar – Mtg. #3

Chattanooga School for the Liberal Arts

Tuesday, November 5, 2013 @ 6:00 p.m.

Chattanooga School for the Arts & Sciences

Thursday, November 14, 2013 @ 6:00 p.m.

(At the conclusion of this meeting, applications will be given out.)

 

 

Completed applications from parents/guardians that have met the above criteria must be submitted to either CSAS or CSLA by Monday, November 25, 2013 @ 4:00pm.

 

The lottery will take place Monday, December 2, 2013, beginning at 2:00 p.m. in the Board Room of the Hamilton County Department of Education.


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