Currently, Great Hearts does not offer pre-Kindergarten at any of our schools.
Great Hearts follows AZ state guidelines (A.R.S. § 15-821(C)) which stipulate that a child must turn 5 years old before September 1st in the year in which they are enrolling for Kindergarten. The Archway academies do adhere to the state guidelines regarding the minimum age for Kindergarten, and exceptions are not made for early Kindergarten enrollment. As a result, Great Hearts do not offer early entrance testing for Kindergarten.
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:
Archway North Phoenix
Archway Trivium East
Archway Trivium West
Initial offers for 2019-20 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.
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.
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.
Applications for exit grades at academies cannot be rolled over and any applications for an entrance grade will need to be submitted during the Open Enrollment Period. For example, a student who is on the waitlist for Archway Veritas for 5th grade cannot rollover to Veritas Prep for 6th grade; the student will need to have a new application completed for 6th grade during the Open Enrollment Period.
Great Hearts Academies does offer application priority status for siblings of students currently enrolled at a Great Hearts academy. A student is considered fully enrolled when s/he has accepted an offer of enrollment, and completed and submitted all required registration paperwork. Once a student is enrolled at Great Hearts, any sibling on a waitlist will be moved up the waitlist along with other applications with priority status. Sibling priority does NOT guarantee enrollment, but does significantly improve likelihood of enrollment.
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.
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