Application Procedure

Lottery System
Applicants are selected based on a lottery system. The lottery application period began December 1, 2023 for the 2024-25 school year and ends Friday February 23, 2024. The lottery is held in March and parents are notified soon after of their child’s enrollment or waiting list status for the following school year. Applications received after February 23, 2024 are not included in the lottery and are processed in the order in which they are received.

Applications are found in the Resource section of this page, or you may apply using the online application.

Informational Meetings
All prospective Classical School families are encouraged to attend an informational meeting typically held December through February each year. Time for questions will be available after the presentation portion of each meeting. Please check the school calendar for dates and times.

Requirements and Priority
The primary requirement for admission to the school is the timely submission of an application by the stated lottery deadline. Special education students who apply by the deadline will be included in the lottery; however, a meeting between the school, parents, and AASD representatives is required to verify if the necessary services are available at Classical School for those students that are offered an enrollment spot at the school. Twins (or multiples) at the same grade level will be assigned concurrent priority in the lottery drawing, unless requested in writing prior to the lottery application deadline by the parent/guardian for their twins (or multiples) to be considered separately.

If you are applying for kindergarten at Classical School, your child must be at least 5 years old by September 1 of his/her kindergarten year; no early admission is allowed. 

The only lottery priorities allowed by Wisconsin state law are (Priority #1) applicants with siblings who are students of Classical School at the time of the lottery (Priority #2) children of Classical School staff members who are employed full-time at Classical School at the time of the lottery, children of school founders, and children of Classical Charter School Association Board members who are serving on the board at the time of the lottery. Full-time employment status is determined by Appleton Area School District policy. Students enrolled under priority #2 are limited to 10% of the school’s total enrollment.

If you have any questions, regarding the application process, please contact Sara Schroeder at [email protected].

The Appleton Area School District does not discriminate against students on the basis of sex, race, color, religion, age, national origin, ancestry, creed, pregnancy, marital or parental status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression or physical, cognitive, emotional or learning disability in its education programs or activities.

High School
AASD students who graduate from eighth grade at Classical School may attend their neighborhood school or may choose among Appleton High Schools East, West, or North (unless a school which is not the student’s AASD neighborhood school is closed to open enrollment). Students must declare which high school they will attend by January 1 during the eighth-grade year.

Outside of the AASD
If you live outside of the AASD, you still need to apply to the Classical School during our application timeline. However, you will also need to apply for open enrollment in order to be eligible to attend an AASD school. If you live outside of the AASD, have applied to attend Classical School, and missed the Open Enrollment window, you may not apply to Classical School (or any other AASD school), except under very specific circumstances, until the following year (following the guidelines and procedures of open enrollment). Please contact the AASD Attendance and Enrollment Office for more information on open enrollment.

Waiting List
The waiting list does not roll over from year to year. One must reapply each year until accepted. We will continue to fill openings that occur during the current school year using the waiting list.

If your student is on the waiting list, you are encouraged to visit the school during the current school year and read all available materials so that you may make an informed decision quickly if or when your child’s name is called from the waiting list. Enrollment offers not accepted by the deadline set forth in the offer shall be deemed to be declined.

Students who are enrolled in Classical School do not need to reapply each year.


AASD Charter School Online Application

Join us for Prospective Parent Night to learn more about Classical School on Wednesday, January 17, 2024 at 6:30 p.m.


2024-2025 Application-English

2024-2025 Application-Spanish

2024-2025 Application-Hmong

Applications must be completed and submitted within the application window.