The Enrollment Process
The enrollment process begins when a parent submits a signed Letter of Intent (LOI) to enroll to our office. All Letters of Intent will be date stamped in the order that they are received. RMCA accepts students from all districts. Our contract with D49 requires that 51% of our students live within D49 boundaries.
K-8 Enrollment Process
Rocky Mountain Classical Academy Waitlist/ Enrollment Policy
Eligible students shall be considered for admission into Rocky Mountain Classical Academy on a first-come, first-serve basis, and without regard to race, creed, color, national origin, religion, ancestry, or gender.
RMCA accepts kindergarten through 8th grade students, with the exception of children who have been expelled from their previous school or have other pending disciplinary or truancy issues. RMCA will also admit students who have previously declined enrollment or dis-enrolled from RMCA on a case-by-case basis. There are no academic enrollment requirements. RMCA reserves the right to decline enrollment to students if false, misleading or incomplete information is included on the enrollment documents.
Enrollment preference is given to:
- Retention/advancement of currently enrolled students.
- Children of RMCA Employees
- Siblings of currently enrolled students (Exception: When a student has chosen to voluntarily leave the school and then wishes to return, their new sibling status is based on the new letter of intent date (not sibling date of entry) and returning eligibility as determined by the administration.
- Current Students in RMCA’s Homeschool program who have completed at least one year’s enrollment and who desire full-time placement.
RMCA reserves the right to deny enrollment requests from students residing outside the Falcon 49 School District when such enrollment would have a negative impact on the efficient use of district and school resources.
All applicants must be residents of Colorado to attend RMCA. Out of area students may apply with a Letter of Intent (LOI) and may then be placed on the waitlist or offered enrollment, however, proof of residency or a copy of relocation orders is required to finalize enrollment.
All prospective Kindergarten students must turn 5 years old on or before October 1st of the year of enrollment. Students must turn 6 years old on or before October 1st of the year of enrollment in 1st grade.
Excluding Kindergarten students who have never attended school and students applying to attend RMCA mid-school year, a student must be in the grade preceding that for which he or she is applying in an upcoming school year.
Students with Special Learning Needs
Rocky Mountain Classical Academy does not discriminate on the basis of disability, race, creed, color, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, ancestry, need for special education services, or any other grounds prohibited by law. Rocky Mountain Classical Academy serves students with disabilities and English Learners and provides services to students as required by state and federal law.
Rocky Mountain Classical Academy welcomes all students and strives to create and maintain a diverse student population. Enrollment in Rocky Mountain Classical Academy is open to all students residing in the state. Student recruitment and enrollment decisions shall be made in a nondiscriminatory manner as outlined in C.R.S. § 22-30.5-507(3). In all cases, student recruitment and enrollment decisions shall be made without regard to disability, race (including hair texture, hair type or hairstyle), creed, color, sex, sexual orientation, national origin (including English language learners), religion, ancestry, or need for special education services, or any other protected classes.
In most cases, the services required by a student with disabilities can be provided at Rocky Mountain Classical Academy. In some cases, a student’s individual needs require that they be placed in a different program or location as determined by an IEP or Section 504 team.
To ensure that the needs of students with disabilities are met, the following procedures are followed by Rocky Mountain Classical Academy:
- Enrollment materials specify that RMCA serves students with disabilities.
- Following admission, RMCA shall require that the student provide the most recent IEP (including eligibility IEP) or Section 504 Plan, if available.
- A review team consisting of the Falcon School District 49 Special Education Coordinator, iConnect Zone Operations Administrator and/or school counselor shall review the IEP or 504 plan and determine whether the School will be the least restrictive environment appropriate for the student.
- If the team finds that the IEP or 504 plan requires a significant change of placement* or raises other concerns about the student’s ability to access a Free and Appropriate Public Education (FAPE), the Falcon School District 49 Special Education Coordinator and/or iConnect Zone Operations Administrator shall convene a complete IEP team to determine the appropriate placement.
- If the team determines that RMCA is the appropriate placement for the student, the student shall be placed directly in a program that meets the requirements of the student’s existing IEP or Section 504 Plan, unless and until the school convenes an IEP meeting or 504 meeting is held and the IEP or Section 504 Plan is changed.
- If the IEP team determines the IEP or 504 Plan requires a significant change of placement, then the IEP team will refer the student to the Special Education Coordinator for District 49. The Special Education Coordinator will confer with the student and family regarding placement opportunities available in accordance with the placement determination made by the IEP team and assist the family in making proper application(s) for the placement setting.