Application Process

  • Apply to Attend The Academy

    The Academy provides an innovative educational option for students who are seeking relevant support academics in a small school, family-friendly environment. Students and their siblings can attend school on one campus for the duration of their elementary (grades 3-6), middle, and high school careers.

    Applications are accepted for current Kent School District students and for those outside of the district.

    Criteria considered for student enrollment include (but are not limited to):

    • Space availability
    • Available support services or interventions

    Priority consideration is given to current Kent School District students and siblings of our current academy students.

    Step One: Complete the Application

    The admission window for the 2020-2021 school year is closed for all programs except Connect

    We will accept applications for the 2021-2022 school year from March 1 through April 30, 2021.

    • Available in February 2021: Application for students currently enrolled within Kent School District
    • Available in February 2021: Application for students currently enrolled outside of Kent School District

    Return completed applications via mail, fax, or email. 


    The Academy
    Attention: Admissions
    11000 SE 264th Street
    Kent, WA 98030




    Step Two: Notification of Admission Decision

    All families who apply and are interviewed will be notified by May 31 if your student is admitted for the following school year. Placement is not based on a first-come, first-served basis.

    Step Three: Acceptance

    Upon acceptance, all enrollment forms should be completed within 7 days to secure your student’s place. If out-of-district, an Interdistrict Transfer Form is required to be submitted to the Kent School District before a student will be enrolled.

    If you have questions about this process, please call Connie Ollmann at (253) 373-7488.

    To appeal an enrollment decision, the parent/guardian must notify in writing, the Executive Director of Student Support Services or designee. Appeals can only be initiated when the transfer denial is for reasons other than space availability. A district administrative team will review the decision and respond to the parent/guardian in writing. Appeals from decisions under this procedure will be in accordance with RCW 28A.645 to the extent applicable.

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Last Modified on August 5, 2020