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Admission & Enrollment

Magnet School Admission

Students in second through eighth grade must be identified as highly gifted in general intellectual ability and must meet specific criteria as outlined by the AASD Identification Process to join Odyssey/Magellan Magnet School.

Learn more about Magnet School Admission here

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Apply to an AASD Charter School

Our charter school application window opened on December 1, 2023 for the 2024-2025 school year. Our application is a lottery process so there is no need to rush; take your time learning about all of our offerings.

February 23, 2024 is the cutoff to be placed in the lottery. Applications after that date will be put on the waiting list if no spots are available in the order they are received.

All families will be notified by March 8, 2024 if a seat has been reserved for their student, or if their name has been added to a waiting list.

Our charter school application portal will remain open until the end of August. If it is after that date, we encourage you to contact the charter school of your choosing directly to see if there are current openings.

Click here for the AASD Charter School Online Application

If your student is already enrolled in a charter school another application does not need to be completed to continue attending that charter school. If your student wants to attend a different charter school then an application needs to be completed. Siblings of a student currently attending a charter school also need to complete an application.

Printable Applications
Applications must be completed and submitted within the application window.

Copies of printed applications are also available at each charter school, our District Welcome Center, and the District Leadership Center.

Charter School Transportation
Transportation for charter school students is the responsibility of the parent/guardian.

Open Enrollment
If a student resides in the Appleton Area School District and completes the charter school application process, they do not need to complete the district’s School of Choice Open Enrollment application.

The Open Enrollment (OE) process is separate from the charter school student application process.

Students living outside the Appleton Area School District must apply for Open Enrollment through the Department of Public Instruction (DPI) between February 5, 2024 - April 30, 2024, through the Department of Public Instruction (DPI) in addition to completing the charter school application process.

Click here for more information on open enrolling to the Appleton Area School District.

Many students receive notification of approval to enroll in a charter school. However, different factors are taken into account that may prohibit acceptance into the AASD. Your child’s enrollment, therefore, will not be official until accepted by the District for open enrollment. Notification of the District’s decision is sent to families the first week of June. Your child’s spot at the charter school will be held until that time if you accept the position in the charter school now.

If you wish to apply to the following schools, please visit their website for application instructions:

Appleton eSchool
Wisconsin Connections Academy