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Q. Does Great Hearts Academies offer pre-Kindergarten?

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Currently, Great Hearts does not offer pre-Kindergarten at any of our schools.

Q. Does Great Hearts accept early Kindergarten students?

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We follow state guidelines which stipulate that a child must turn five years old on or before September 1st in the year in which they are enrolling for Kindergarten. Our academies do adhere to the state guidelines regarding the minimum age for Kindergarten, and exceptions are not made for early Kindergarten admittance. As a result, we do not offer early entrance testing for Kindergarten.

Q. What is the yearly tuition at Great Hearts?

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There is no tuition required at any of the Great Hearts academies outside of full-day Kindergarten. The standard Kindergarten offering is a ½ day program, which is funded in full by the State of Arizona and meets all state requirements. Great Hearts also offers a tuition-based, extended day Kindergarten program, which allows the academy to provide a full day of instruction to Kindergarten students. Tuition for the extended-day program is $375 per month starting August 2019-May 2020 for the following locations:

Anthem Prep
Archway Arete
Archway Chandler
Archway Cicero
Archway Glendale
Archway Lincoln
Archway North Phoenix
Archway Scottsdale
Archway Trivium East
Archway Trivium West
Archway Veritas

Q. If my child is on the waitlist, how long until I receive an offer of enrollment?

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Initial offers for 2020-21 school year will be extended in mid-January. If you do not receive an offer at this time, you will receive a waitlist position. It is not possible for Great Hearts to determine your child’s chances of being offered a spot. Once the classes are full, any spots that open up are the result of student withdrawals. Although Great Hearts does typically see a number of spots open up before the start of school, there is no guarantee how many seats will become available in each grade level. As soon as offers are available, we will be extending those offers to the next application on the waitlist.

Q. Why did my waitlist number change?

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Great Hearts waitlist is ordered based on application type and priority status, if applicable. When a seat becomes available, it is offered to the first applicant on the waitlist. Applicants may move up or down on the waitlist depending on application priority and type above them. For example, a non-priority status application could move from #10 to #11 on the waitlist because an application was submitted with a priority status.

Q. What happens to my waitlisted application for the next school year if my child does not receive an offer?

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Applications on the waitlist that do not receive an offer of enrollment can choose to rollover the application to the following school year during Great Hearts Rollover period. Applications that are rolled over to the 2020-2021 school year will remain on the 2019-20 waitlist and still be eligible for a possible offer for the current school year.

Q. Is it possible to receive an offer to enroll at two academies?

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It is possible to receive an offer to enroll at multiple academies. Each grade level’s waitlist at each academy is independent so you will receive a waitlist position for each academy that you apply to for your student. It is completely possible that you could receive an offer for enrollment from both academies if your student becomes number one on the waitlist.

Q. What if we miss open enrollment?

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Applications can still be submitted even after the open enrollment period but will not be eligible for the lottery and will be considered post-open enrollment applications. These post-open enrollment applications will be processed on a first-come, first-served basis but still given Archway Graduate priority status. Please be aware post enrollment applications are not guaranteed an offer of enrollment. It is recommended that families apply during open enrollment since initial offers will begin January 10, 2018.