ENROLLMENT PROCESS

Thank you for your interest in Yinghua Academy! We encourage you to visit Yinghua to learn more. Below is information on our enrollment policy, student application, capacity by grade, key dates, and an overview to help you navigate the enrollment process. Please also check out the Visiting Yinghua page for school tour and immersion event dates, so that you can experience Yinghua firsthand and determine if it is a good fit for your child and your family.  We welcome you and look forward to meeting you.

Key Documents

Open Enrollment Period for the 2020-2021 school year: The Open Enrollment Period for the 2020-2021 school year runs from January 2 to February 21, 2020, at 5 p.m. The application will be posted in December 2019. There is no advantage to turning in an application earlier rather than later during the open period. Applications will not be accepted for the 2020-2021 school year until January 2, 2020.

2020 Lottery: If the number of applications is greater than the Board-approved capacity for any grade, we will hold a lottery during a public meeting on Saturday, February 29 at 10 a.m. at Yinghua Academy. Based on the lottery, some applicants will be offered the opportunity to enroll. The other applicants will be placed on a waiting list. After the close of the Open Enrollment Period, Yinghua Academy continues to accept applications for all grades. If there is no space available in a specific grade, the applicant will be put on a waiting list.

Enrollment Preference: Yinghua Academy adheres to Policy YA-010, section 7a-c: Siblings of enrolled students and children of Yinghua staff may receive enrollment preference. If the school receives the appropriately completed application of a sibling of a currently enrolled student by the Open Enrollment deadline, the applicant is admitted automatically; this is true even when the admission and enrollment result in the school exceeding a grade-level Board-approved capacity. If the school receives the appropriately completed application of a child of a Yinghua staff member, the applicant is admitted automatically; this is true even when the admission and enrollment result in the school exceeding a grade-level Board-approved capacity.

Kindergarten Enrollment: Prospective students entering kindergarten must be 5 years old on or before September 1 of the year in which they begin kindergarten.

Receipt of Application: Applications must be received in person or via postal mail. Applications received via email or fax will not be accepted.

Non-Discrimination: Yinghua Academy does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, status with regard to public assistance, disability, sexual orientation, age, nor any other protected class. The school district also makes reasonable accommodations for students with disabilities, special needs, and limited English proficiency.

2019-20 (current school year) Enrollment Process:

The Open Enrollment Period for the 2019-20 academic year ran from early January to mid-February 2019. We received more applications than we could accommodate in several grades and held a lottery for those grades in February 2019 during a public meeting in the Yinghua cafeteria. Based on the lottery, some applicants were offered the opportunity to enroll. The other applicants were placed on a waiting list. Yinghua Academy continues to accept applications for all grades, and if there is no space available in a specific grade, the applicant is placed on a waiting list.

Enrollment Preference: Yinghua Academy adheres to Policy YA-010, section 7a-c: Siblings of enrolled students and children of Yinghua staff may receive enrollment preference. If the school receives the appropriately completed application of a sibling of a currently enrolled student by the Open Enrollment deadline, the applicant is admitted automatically; this is true even when the admission and enrollment result in the school exceeding a grade-level Board-approved capacity. If the school receives the appropriately completed application of a child of a Yinghua staff member, the applicant is admitted automatically; this is true even when the admission and enrollment result in the school exceeding a grade-level Board-approved capacity.

Kindergarten Enrollment: Prospective students entering kindergarten must be 5 years old on or before September 1 of the year in which they begin kindergarten.

Receipt of Application: Applications must be received in person or via postal mail. Applications received via email or fax will not be accepted.

Non-Discrimination: Yinghua Academy does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, status with regard to public assistance, disability, sexual orientation, age, nor any other protected class. The school district also makes reasonable accommodations for students with disabilities, special needs, and limited English proficiency.