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Thank you for your interest in the Flagstaff Arts & Leadership Academy. Admission to FALA is not based on ethnicity, national origin, income level, gender, disabling condition, proficiency in the English language or athletic ability. Students are admitted without discrimination in accordance with the rules that govern charter schools in the state of Arizona. We have a cap on the number of students we can enroll; this cap is mandated by the state of Arizona. FALA is a public school; there are no tuition fees, but we do have required, annual student and course fees.

2019-2020 School Year Applications will be available on October 25th, 2018.  We encourage potential applicants to attend one of our FALA Experience Info Sessions to learn more about FALA.  2019-2020 Applications must be submitted on January 16, 2019.  The lottery will be held on January 18, 2019 and successful applicants will be notified the following week. 

FALA is still accepting applications for 6th – 12th grades for the 2018-2019 School Year, for the Spring Semester only.  Most grades are full and waiting list are currently in place.  Please email our FALA Registrar, Sara Kauppila, for current placement info.

FALA Experience Info Sessions will be held on October 25, 29, November 1, 6, 2018 from 5:30-6:30 at the FALA Campus – 3401 N. Ft. Valley Rd. Flagstaff, Arizona. 

Application Process

  1. Please review FALA’s Habits of Heart and Mind on our Home page Habits of Heart and Mind, and take note that FALA has no sports and no gym. We also have no school nurse and provide no transportation. We recommend you attend a “Taste of FALA” Info Session and tour.
  2. Also take note that FALA is a college prep school and dedication to academics is required in addition to a love of the arts.
  3. If you feel like FALA is the place for your student, please proceed to the link below to fill out the application!

Enrollment Process

As a public charter school, FALA carefully follows state laws regarding enrollment (A.R.S. 15-184). When the number of applicants for a given grade level exceeds the available spaces, state law calls for a lottery to determine which applicants will be selected. State charter school law grants preference to siblings of current students, and allows charter schools to grant preference to children of staff members and governing board members.

Shortly after the open application period closes, lotteries at each grade level are conducted, students who are eligible to enroll are notified, and waiting lists are established. Admission packets received after the open application period closes will not be part of the lotteries, but will instead be placed at the bottom of the waiting lists in the order they were received.

Applicants who did not receive a slot will be put on a wait list according to the lottery selection order. In the event that a sibling is successful in the lottery and a second sibling is not, the sibling will be moved to the top of the wait list.

Enrollment Forms
Once a student is offered a spot at FALA, an enrollment packet will be sent to the parent. This is usually done by email, but paper copies can be obtained at the office. Families will then need to complete and return the packet within an allotted time period.

Wait List
Students placed on the wait list will be considered if spots open during the summer or during the school year. We alert students who have been put on the wait list; they will be selected in the order in which they were placed during the lottery selection, except as described in the case of one sibling winning a lottery slot and another who did not win. Siblings will be moved to the top of the wait list if a sibling wins a lottery selection. Applications received after open enrollment will be placed at the bottom of the lottery positions in the order they were received. If a student is accepted and later chooses not to attend, we ask that you let us know as soon as possible so that we might contact students on our wait list.

Siblings of Current Students and Children of Staff and FALA Board
State charter school law grants preference to siblings of current students, and allows charter schools to grant preference to children of staff members and governing board members. Siblings of current students and children of staff and Board who not currently enrolled are required to turn in an application during open enrollment.

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