Arts Academy of New Hampshire is proud to announce that the NH Department of Education has granted our request to increase our enrollment to 180 students!
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Address: 19 Keewaydin Drive Suite #4 Salem, NH 03079 We request that you to submit your application electronically by clicking the register here tab above.
To schedule aGuided Tour of the School, a Student Shadow, or to meet with an administrator, please call (603) 912-4944 and we will schedule a date that works for you. Should you have additional questions please contact Admissions@artsacademynh.org
Enrollment Form Parents Please fill out the online Enrollment formhere
Admissions Policy Overview:
Arts Academy of New Hampshire is an open enrollment, chartered public high school. All New Hampshire residents may apply. However, the state of New Hampshire has special regulations regarding charter schools and their admissions process. (RSA 194-B:9) The school may accept out-of-state students at a fee to be set annually, on a space available basis.
There are three criteria for Admission Eligibility:
1. The applicant will have successfully completed the school year preceding admission with credits or creditable work in all core subjects with verification of last grade completed by the sending school district or Department of Education.
2. The applicant and his/her parent/guardian acknowledges full understanding of and willingness to participate in the Mission of the school, its policies, programs, and expectations.
3. Students seeking enrollment must complete the Arts Academy of New Hampshire application process which includes completion of the required forms in the application package, and participating in a mandatory information session.
Application Related Dates:
While applications are accepted throughout the year, a registration deadline is set for incoming and transfer students wanting to start in the new school year.
All required forms in the registration package will be available at Arts Academy of New Hampshire as well as online and must include all information required to meet the Arts Academy of New Hampshire Charter and NH State requirements (RSA 194-B). (See below for application package details)
Every applicant and one parent/guardian is required to participate in an information session as part of the application process. Information sessions take place at Arts Academy of New Hampshire and must be attended in its entirety by the applicant and at least one parent/guardian for the school year information session.
A lottery will not be necessary if all available spaces are filled with eligible students. If there are more applicants that have completed the application requirements than available spaces in any grade, a lottery will be conducted per The Academy's charter and eligibility criteria (please refer to the admissions policy overview on page 1). Only New Hampshire residents are eligible for the Lottery. Out of state applicants may be admitted in the event that there are insufficient New Hampshire applicants to fill the available openings, in accordance with New Hampshire State law (RSA 194-B).
Each applicant will be counted as one entry into the lottery. The lottery will be conducted at Arts Academy of New Hampshire by an adult who is not affiliated with The Academy and who has no child applying to attend.
The following eligible students will be exempt from the lottery on a space-available basis, in the following order:
Siblings of current Arts Academy of New Hampshire students
Children of current Arts Academy of New Hampshire employees
Children of current Arts Academy of New Hampshire board members
Applicants who are not admitted from the lottery of eligible students will be placed on a wait-list in the order their names are drawn, according to grade. Should an opening occur, placement will be offered based on waiting list order. Once the lottery has been drawn or once the school year has begun, applicants requesting entrance or transfer to The Academy will be invited to complete an application package. Eligible applications received after lottery application deadline will be time-stamped and added to the Wait-List in the order received.
At the discretion of Arts Academy of New Hampshire and conforming to all elements of this policy, Admissions may be reopened prior to the beginning of the academic school year. If it is anticipated openings will become available in any grade level for which a wait list does not exist.
Other information pertinent to the admissions process
Legal References: NH RSA 194-B
Arts Academy of New Hampshire does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, marital status, national/ethnic origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, or disability in its programs, activities, admissions and employment practices. This refers to, but is not limited to, the provisions of the following laws:
● Titles IV, VI, and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 - race color, national origin ● The Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 ● The Age Discrimination Act of 1975 ● Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (Title IX) - sex ● Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (Section 504) - disability ● The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) - disability ● NH Law against discrimination (RSA 354-A)
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