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Admissions Policy

Once a student has accepted a space in the school, sibling preference applies for other siblings in that family.  Preference will also be given to staff children who have completed an application.

Students admitted to Woodbury Leadership Academy will be placed in the appropriate grade based on their age and previous schooling.  Woodbury Leadership Academy will not accept a student for kindergarten unless they are at least five years old by September 1 of the school year in which they start kindergarten.

State Law

Woodbury Leadership Academy follows Minnesota Statutes 124D.10 (Subd. 9) in its enrollment practices.  The text of the law is provided below.

A charter school may limit admission to:
1.    Pupils within an age group or grade level;
2.    Pupils who are eligible to participate in the graduation incentives program under section 124D.68; or
3.    Residents of a specific geographic area in which the school is located when the majority of students served by the school are members of underserved populations.

A charter school shall enroll an eligible pupil who submits a timely application, unless the number of applications exceeds the capacity of a program, class, grade level, or building.  In this case, pupils must be accepted by lot.  The charter school must develop and publish a lottery policy and process that it must use when accepting pupils by lot.

A charter school shall give enrollment preference to a sibling of an enrolled pupil and to a foster child of that pupil's parents and may give preference for enrolling children of the school's staff before accepting other pupils by lot.

A charter school may not limit admission to pupils on the basis of intellectual ability, measures of achievement or aptitude, or athletic ability and may not establish any criteria or requirements for admission that are inconsistent with this subdivision.

The charter school shall not distribute any services or goods of value to students, parents, or guardians as an inducement, term, or condition of enrolling a student in a charter school. 

Woodbury Leadership Academy does not discriminate based on age, gender, ethnicity, economic status, religion or services needed.

It is the responsibility of the applicant to retain confirmation from Woodbury Leadership Academy of the receipt of application.  If confirmation of receipt is not received, it is upon the applicant to follow up with Woodbury Leadership Academy to request confirmation.