All students admitted to our schools must be determined to be in good standing with their current school or school district before being considered for admission and/or entrance. Factors to be considered when determining whether a student is in “good standing” shall include, but not be limited to, the student’s attendance, discipline and compliance with his/her master agreement, as applicable. The determination to admit a student who is not in good standing shall be in the sole discretion of the Board of Education following a meeting with the Superintendent or designee and the student and parent/guardian or representative. The Principal or Director or designee shall make a recommendation to the Board following the meeting regarding his or her determination.
The Board shall then make a final decision. The student’s admission is also contingent upon the capacity at the time the student seeks admission and in accordance with the lottery procedures stated herein.
Hickman Elementary and Middle School Enrollment Guidelines
All families who wish to attend our campus-based schools (Hickman Elementary and Middle Schools) are required to complete an interest application form for each student they wish to enroll. Interest applications will be accepted throughout the year for enrollment in the following school year. The application deadline for campus schools shall be the last day of February.
The HCCD charter requires our campus-based programs to conduct a lottery whenever enrollment reaches the capacity for that grade level. The procedure also takes into account the fact that room must be left in each of the classes to accommodate those students moving into the district during the school year. This lottery will take place at the March board meeting of the Hickman Community Charter District. The purpose of the lottery will be to rank in order all students within categories mentioned below.
All students already enrolled in the district will remain in the district, within the particular school they are currently enrolled. In addition, all students whose parents/guardians are residents within the Hickman Community Charter District boundaries will be admitted.
The following lists the students in the order of enrollment priority:
Students whose parents/guardians are employees of the district will be admitted until enrollment capacity is reached.
Students whose siblings are enrolled in HES or HMS will be admitted until enrollment capacity is reached.
Students who are enrolled in the district who wish to transfer within the district will be admitted until enrollment capacity is reached.
Students who are grandchildren of employees of the district will be admitted until enrollment capacity is reached.
Students who remain on the waiting list will then be entered into the lottery until enrollment capacity is reached.
During the school year if the total enrollment in each grade level drops below capacity, additional students may be admitted until enrollment capacity is reached.
Hickman Charter School Enrollment Guidelines
All families who wish to attend our home-based, independent study program (Hickman Charter School) are required to complete an interest application form for each student they wish to enroll. Interest applications will be accepted throughout the year and admission will be accepted when school enrollment drops below the minimum level set by the Superintendent or designee. The following is the process required for admission.
All those who have filled out an interest application are invited to participate in aninformation sessions. These sessions are offered in the spring and summer prior to the start of a new school year, or when space becomes available.
If, after attending an information session, the family wishes to enroll, staff will review the interest applications to determine if independent study is an appropriate placement for the student.
If the placement is deemed appropriate, the family will be contacted to confirm their intent to enroll with HCS. Factors determining appropriate placement shall include, but not be limited to, the student’s attendance, discipline issues at their prior school, a home situation or Individualized Education Plan that is found not to be conducive with independent study.