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Admission Policies & Procedures
  • Each incoming 7th grade will be admitted or waitlisted on a date designated by administration. A lottery system will be utilized, if necessary, based on the following priorities:

    1. Siblings of students currently attending the non-boundary school

  • 2. Students receiving priority status as a group identified by the Board. (Note:The Board has identified Mesquite Junior High students as receiving priority status to enter GCA.)

  • 3. Children of current school employees, with a cap of 20% (including children who are a sibling of another enrolled student)

  • 4. Children residing within Gilbert Public Schools' boundaries and out-of-district residents attending a Gilbert Public School 

5. Children that are nonresidents of Gilbert Public Schools and are not attending a Gilbert Public School

  • After the lottery for incoming 7th graders is held, new applicants and those in grades 8th through 10th will be placed on the waitlist in order of the receipt of the application. 

Admission Criteria

At both the elementary and secondary level, physical capacity of the school building and classrooms; availability of staff; capacity in special programs; and availability of other resources may be considered before placement of a student into a district-wide program or school is approved.

Gilbert Classical Academy has no admissions standards for 7th or 8th grade; however students may be required to do summer school work in order to prepare them for the rigors of the academics of the Academy.

9th Grade
Students entering the Academy for 9th grade must have completed Honors Algebra 1 in the 8th grade. An official transcript/report card must be submitted at time of enrollment.
 
10th Grade/11th Grade 
The applicants high school transcript must be submitted for review to ensure that the student will meet GCA's graduation requirements by their senior year.

Completion of online applications or acceptance of an offer of enrollment do not constitute actual enrollment. Parents must fill out an enrollment packet in the spring to be enrolled in the school. Failure to submit that enrollment packet by the school's deadline will result in the non-enrollment of the student.

If a family rejects or does not respond to an offer of enrollment, they are removed from the waitlist and must reapply if they wish to enroll in a future year. If a family does not receive an enrollment offer by the end of the year (i.e. they remain on the waitlist), their application will “roll over” to the next year. Applications that “roll over” are given priority over new applications. Please remember to inform the office of any changes in contact information.

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