Thank you for your interest in 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 is no tuition, but we do have annual student and course fees.
FALA is a school of choice. We have no sports and no gym. We also have no school nurse and provide no transportation. Also take note that FALA is a college prep school and dedication to academics is required in addition to a love of the arts.
The initial lottery process for the 20-21 school year has already been completed. There are still spots available in some grades and other grades are still accepting waiting list placements. Now that the lottery has been done, those spots will be offered in the order that applications are received. Please continue reading this page, and then click on “Proceed to the 2020-21 New Student Application’ button below.
Please review FALA’s Habits of Heart and Mind on our Mission Page.
If you feel like FALA is the place for your student, please proceed to the link below to fill out the application!
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. Applications received after the open application period closes will not be part of the lottery and will be placed at the bottom of the waiting lists in the order they are received.
Applicants who did not receive a slot will be put on a waitlist 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 waitlist. There is no guaranteed timing on when spots will be offered. We can only offer spots as we find out current students are giving up spots.
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.
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 in order to accept the spot.