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Art In Motion is committed to giving all applicants an equal opportunity to attend the school. Art In Motion will follow lottery, enrollment, and waitlist policies in accordance with Illinois Charter School Law and Illinois School Code.
- If there are more applications received than seats available, Art In Motion will hold a public lottery.
- All applications received by the application deadline will be entered into SchoolMint, a computerized admission and enrollment system that will be used to administer the Art In Motion lottery and maintain the Art In Motion waitlist.
- The public lottery provides an equal chance at admission for all applicants. However, in an effort to keep families together, the Art In Motion lottery will give preferential treatment to siblings.
- The lottery will broadcast in the Annex of New Life Community Church and will be a public event, which can be attended by applicants and individuals representing Chicago Public Schools (CPS).
- The lottery will be videotaped, including a time/date stamp.
- Immediately following the lottery, applicants will be notified of their acceptance or position on the Art In Motion waiting list and the student enrollment process in writing by mail and electronically by email (if available).
- All applicants selected for enrollment by the lottery will be required to contact the school to accept the seat within a fixed number of days.
- Students will not be required to participate in any activities as a condition of enrollment.
- All applicants who are not selected for enrollment by the lottery will be placed on a waitlist in the order assigned by the randomized lottery.
- Should seats become available after the enrollment deadline, Art In Motion will offer enrollment to waitlisted applicants according to their waitlist position.
- The waitlist will be updated on a continuous basis and will be maintained within the SchoolMint database.
- A "sibling" is defined as a student applicant who is related to an enrolled student with the same father and/or mother either (1) genetically, or (2) through legal process, i.e., adoption, step-sibling, or foster parent. Sibling preference does not apply until one of the siblings is actually enrolled.
- Siblings of currently enrolled students will be given first priority. If there are more sibling applicants than spots for a particular grade, the sibling applicants will be shuffled by lot each year and then offers of enrollment will be made in the order drawn.
- If any student, whether enrolled or on the waiting list, cancels their application or withdraws, they shall lose their place. If they later re-apply, they shall be treated as a new applicant.
- Students who are returning from an expulsion, must be considered a returning student and re-enrolled at the school if the student wishes to attend following completion of his or her expulsion term.
- All applicants still on a waiting list at the beginning of the next application period must submit a new application for enrollment and will be subject to the enrollment process described above. The wait lists do not carry over from year to year.
- Art In Motion Charter School is subject to all federal and state laws and constitutional provisions prohibiting discrimination on the basis of disability, race, creed, color, gender, national origin, religion, ancestry, marital status or need for special education services.
- Art In Motion Charter School requires that if there are more applicants than spaces, then Art In Motion will choose students by lottery.
- Per Illinois law Art In Motion will give priority in admissions to siblings of pupils enrolled in the charter school and to pupils enrolled in the school the previous school year.
- Art in Motion shall not seek any information about any applicant that may be used to discriminate against the applicant. This does not preclude the school from seeking such information for a lawful purpose about a student after the student has been admitted.