Student Enrollment Application
Student Enrollment Application
Applications for 2023-2024 will be live from
February 1, 2023, to March 1, 2023.
Student Enrollment Application
If you currently have a student attending the Flint Cultural Center Academy, please contact the main office.
Administrative Regulation 5111-Student Admissions
1. Who is eligible to attend Flint Cultural Center Academy?
The Flint Cultural Center Academy is a tuition-free, public charter school that serves children in the grades kindergarten through eighth grade during the 2023-2024 school year.
2. How are applicants determined to be offered a seat at the Flint Cultural Center Academy?
If there are more applicants than spaces available, applicants are placed in a lottery and selected in order of the Academy’s enrollment priorities (see #4). Students who are not seated are placed on a waitlist in the order in which their names were selected.
3. Who participates in the lottery?
All prospective students who submitted qualifying applications through the online enrollment application webpage by 4:30 pm on Wednesday, March 1st, 2023, will be included in the lottery and will either be offered a seat or placed on a waitlist.
4. What is the priority structure for admission for the 2023-2024 school year?
Admissions and enrollment priorities for the 2023-2024 school year are as follows.
i. Children of the Flint Cultural Center Academy board members and full-time employees identified as working for or at the Academy a minimum of 30 hours per week.
ii. Siblings of current Flint Cultural Center Academy students are given priority for enrollment, given there are enough seats available and an application has been submitted on behalf of the sibling(s) during the application period. Siblings are identified as children having a common mother or father. Students residing at the same residence do not qualify for priority under this administrative regulation unless they are siblings.
iii. Students that are not selected for the lottery will be placed on a waitlist and if open seats remain after priorities A & B are executed, students on the waitlist will be provided enrollment opportunities based on their lottery number.
5. How many spots are available in each grade?
The number of available spots varies per grade. The Flint Cultural Center Academy reserves the right to manage the number of offers made from the waitlist in each grade level in order to balance class size and to follow best educational practices.
6. When will the lottery take place?
The date of the lottery for the 2023-2024 school year is not confirmed at this time. Please check back later.
7. Who can attend the lottery?
Parents/guardians submitting an application for enrollment are welcome to attend the lottery
8. How does the lottery work?
Applications will be organized by grade according to the school’s charter admission priorities (see #4). Each student who submits a qualifying application will be assigned a unique lottery identification number. Students will be identified only by their unique lottery identification number, not by name.
The lottery will be conducted using the services of a third party. For the 2023-2024 school year Rehmann Robson, LLC. will conduct the lottery on the Academy’s behalf.
The lottery drawing will begin with kindergarten and will continue, by grade, through grade eight. A representative of the FCCA’s certified public accounting firm, Rehmann Robson, LLC, will observe the lottery and certify the results. Once the lottery results have been certified, they will be available for review on the FCCA website at www.fccacademy.org. It will take a couple of days to certify the lottery results given the number of applications received.
9. How will I know the enrollment status of my child(ren)?
A letter will be e-mailed to the e-mail address provided on the lottery application (if one was given) in May 2023, followed by a hard copy of the letter (with enrollment information) sent via the U.S. Postal Service to the address on the lottery application form. Those who are on the waitlist will also receive an email and a letter advising them of their status.
10. What do I need to do if my child is accepted?
Parents/guardians of students who have children selected by the lottery for enrollment must complete enrollment by May 18, 2023, or enrollment will be considered declined.
Enrollment may be declined by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Offers for enrollment to attend the Flint Cultural Center Academy that is neither accepted nor declined by 4:30 pm on May 10, 2023, will be considered expired, and that seat may be made available to the next student on the waitlist.
11. What happens when my child’s name is put on the waitlist?
Your child will remain on the waitlist throughout the current school year until a spot opens in the applicable grade. Please ensure the school has your most updated contact information (address, phone numbers) so we can contact you if a spot becomes available.
12. What happens when my child is on the waitlist and his/her name is next in line for an offer of admission?
When your student is next in line on the waitlist and a spot becomes available, you will receive a phone call from the Academy extending a verbal offer of admission. A letter with a written offer of admission will be mailed that same day and you will have five business days from the date of the phone call to accept or decline the offer. If you do not respond to the offer of enrollment by 4:30 p.m. on the fifth business day after the date of the call, the enrollment opportunity will expire and the seat may be offered to the next child on the waitlist.
13. How long will my child remain on the waiting list?
Your student will remain on the waiting list until s/he is offered admission to FCCA during the current school year, or until you elect to remove him/her from the waitlist.
The waitlist for the 2023-2024 school year will not carry over to the following school year.
14. If my child receives a seat in the lottery and an acceptance letter to enroll at the Flint Cultural Center Academy, what documents are required to complete the enrollment process?
- Certified Birth Certificate
- Current Immunization Record provided by Primary Care Physician
- If a student has an active 504 or IEP you must submit the most recent copy
- 3 Proofs of Residency
- Picture ID with current address
- And two of the following
- Utility Bill (within 2 months)
- Check stub (employment/social security/FIA subsidy/welfare)
- Purchase/Lease Agreement
- Bank Statement (loan/credit/insurance/tax bill)