Athlos Academy of St. Cloud is a tuition-free, public charter school located in St. Cloud Minnesota.

If you are interested in applying for the 2021–2022 school year, please follow the instructions in the orange box below.


Student Enrollment Application

Please complete a form for all new students grades K–8 interested in attending Athlos Academy for the 2021–2022 school year. A lottery will be held on February 22, 2021. Students may still apply after February 22 but may be put on a waitlist.

IMPORTANT: Filling out this form makes your child eligible for a seat according to the school’s policy and state law (explained below); it does not guarantee your child a seat in the 2021–2022 school year.

The enrollment period for the 2021–2022 school year began January 1. 2021.

Key Dates:
2021–2022 School Year

January 1, 2021

Open enrollment period began

February 21, 2021

Open enrollment period ended

February 22, 2021

A lottery was held

After February 22, 2021

Students may still apply but may be put on a waitlist (depending on current enrollment)

Fall 2021

School begins for grades K–8


Enrollment & Lottery Policy

Athlos Academy of St. Cloud holds an annual enrollment period. If there are more applicants than available seats during the enrollment period, a lottery will be held. All applicants will be sorted into a random order at that time.

Athlos Academy of St. Cloud follows Federal and Minnesota Department of Education regulations, guidelines, and practices regarding enrollment of all students.  The school shall not discriminate in its admissions or enrollment policies based on race, color, religion, sex, national or ethnic origin, or special needs as defined in IDEIA.

Read the entire policy:

To understand the process, please see the enrollment process page which outlines the three steps to become and Athlos student.

  • Students must be 5 years old by September 1 of the year in which they start kindergarten and 6 years old by September 1 of the year in which they start first grade.

Seats will be offered first to students who qualify for enrollment preference under Minn. Stat. § 124E.11. Enrollment preference will be given as follows:

  1. First to siblings of enrolled pupils and foster children of that pupil’s parent/guardian(s); and
  2. Second to children of the school’s full-time staff

Once enrollment preference has been addressed, seats will be offered to students based on the lottery.

For applications received after the lottery, students will be placed on the wait list for their grade level based on the date their application was submitted.

Parents will be notified by email, phone call, and/or U.S. mail if their child is offered a seat.  It is the parent or guardians’ responsibility to make sure all contact information is correct and accurate.

Parents will have five (5) business days from the date of notification (time-stamp, call log, or postmark) to respond to an offer by email, phone, in person, or via U.S. mail.

When all seats are accepted for a given grade level, the remaining students will be placed on a wait list. Students on the wait list may be offered a seat during the school year if one becomes available in the student’s current grade level. Seats will be offered to students in the order in which they fall according to the most recent lottery. If a student does not accept a position, s/he will not forfeit his/her position on the wait list, but the current position shall be offered to the next student on the list. Athlos Academy of St. Cloud may consider lack of response to an offer of enrollment a decline of the offer.

If a student is offered a seat after the start of the school year, parents will have five (5) business days. Timelines for response will be no less than five (5) business days and no more than ten (10) business days. Wait listed students are reentered into the lottery each year.

A screening is required for entrance in Minnesota’s public schools or within 30 days of enrollment into kindergarten. Athlos Academy of St. Cloud partners with an area screening agency. We will inform families of where and when these screenings will be held.

Learn more about screening requirements on the Minnesota Department of Education website.

Check out our family guide!

The family guide includes information about:

– Our unique facilities
– Our model and curriculum
– The enrollment process
– Athlos apparel, and more!