Who can apply to Libertas Academy?
Any child who is a resident of Massachusetts at the time of application and/or enrollment is eligible to apply and attend. Your child must have successfully completed the grade preceding the grade to which he or she apply prior to the start of the school year. This means that any child applying for 6th grade must successfully complete 5th grade before the next school year begins, and so on.
Libertas Academy Charter School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, creed, sex, gender identity, ethnicity, sexual orientation, mental or physical disability, age, ancestry, athletic performance, special needs, proficiency in the English language or a foreign language, or prior academic achievement.
How are students selected?
Enrollment is based on a random, public lottery. Siblings of current students have preference over other applicants. Children residing in Springfield receive priority over other applicants.
Libertas Academy, like all charter schools in Massachusetts, is a FREE and PUBLIC school that is open to ALL students, regardless of prior academic achievement, special education need, or primary language.
Who is eligible to apply?
Libertas Academy is accepting applications for the 2021 – 22 school year for students entering 6th, 7th, 8th and 9th grade.
How do I apply to Libertas Academy?
You can apply to Libertas Academy online or via paper application. You may submit an application by mail or in person at our offices located on 146 Chestnut Street, Springfield, MA 01103. Please visit our Contact Us page for location information.
Am I required to provide proof of residency?
Yes. In order for your child’s application to be considered complete and entered into the lottery, you must provide reasonable proof of residency prior to the lottery date. Proof of residency can include utility bills, signed leases, driver’s license or ID card, etc. If you have questions about what constitutes proof of residency, or feel you are unable to provide this documentation, please contact Modesto Montero, Head of School, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
How are students admitted to Libertas Academy?
In cases where there are fewer spaces than eligible applicants, students shall be accepted for admission by a lottery process. We will publicize the lottery on our website and in high traffic public venues at least one week in advance of the event. Families are not required to attend the lottery as part of the enrollment process. The school will conduct the lottery electronically, if possible, and a neutral party shall certify that the process is fair and that selection is random. If the school is unable conduct an electronic lottery, the school will institute a lottery where a neutral party will draw names at random for each grade separately. All lotteries will be conducted at the school’s location.
How do I apply to enroll my student?
To apply, please complete an application form, which must be received by 5:00 PM, Friday, February 26th, 2021. Applications may be submitted in one of three ways:
- In person – Complete an application at our Main Office at 146 Chestnut Street in Springfield, MA.
- By mail – Mail the application to Libertas Academy, 146 Chestnut Street, Springfield, MA 01103.
- Online – Complete an application online at libertasacademy.org/enroll
When is the letter? How will I know the results of the lottery?
The lottery will be held on Thursday, March 4th, 2021 at 5:00 PM at Libertas Academy Charter School, 146 Chestnut Street, Springfield, MA 01103. The lottery is open to the public. Attendance at the lottery has no impact on a student’s chances of being selected.
Following the lottery, the school will contact all families by postal mail to notify them of their child’s status, and if accepted, will follow up with information about how to accept the offer and enroll.
If my student doesn’t get in, what happens?
All students not accepted will be placed on a waiting list. Please make sure to let Libertas Academy know if your contact information changes.
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Phone: (413) 342-5510