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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 current school year (2021-22) please follow the instructions in the orange box below.

If you are interested in applying for the upcoming school year (2022-23) please follow the instructions in the blue box below.

2021–2022 Application (Current School Year)

Student Enrollment Application

Please complete a form for all new students in grades K-8 interested in attending Athlos Academy for the 2021-22 (current) school year.

Follow the instructions below to apply:

  • Click this link:
    • Student Enrollment Application
  • You will be asked to “Create an Account”
  • Apply for a student by selection “Apply for New Student”

Please note that you must submit a separate application for each student you would like to enroll.

2022-2023 Application (Upcoming School Year)

Student Enrollment Application

Open Enrollment starts January 3! Follow the instructions below to apply:

  • Click this link:
    • Student Enrollment Application (starting January 3)
  • You will be asked to “Create an Account”
  • Apply for a student by selection “Apply for New Student”

Please note that you must submit a separate application for each student you would like to enroll.

Key Dates:
2022–2023 School Year

January 3, 2022

Open enrollment period begins

March 25, 2022

Open enrollment period ends

April 5, 2022

If needed, a lottery will be held

After March 25, 2022

Students may still apply and will be accepted on a first come first serve basis

Fall 2022

School begins for grades K–8

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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.