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.
Our initial application period for the 2019-20 school year is now over and the lottery took place on January 18. Space is still available in some grades and applications are still being accepted. Available spaces will now be filled in the order that applications are received. For grades with wait lists, applications will be put at the bottom of the wait list in the order that they are received.
- 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.
- Also take note that FALA is a college prep school and dedication to academics is required in addition to a love of the arts.
- 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. 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.
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.
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.