Charter School Enrollment: Applying to Nova Classical Academy

Thank you for your interest in enrolling your student at Nova Classical Academy.

Our application for the 2023-2024 academic year is open. Most grades are at capacity, and applicants will be added to waitlists for this year. Our waitlists do not carry over from year to year, so interested applicants are encouraged to reapply for enrollment next year. 

The deadline (January 31, 2023, at 4 PM) has passed to apply to participate in our 2023-24 enrollment lottery. The lottery took place on February 17, 2023, and resulting offers and waitlist positions were emailed out immediately upon completion. The application for the 2024-2025 academic year will open on November 1, 2023, and all applications received for that academic year before January 31, 2024, at 4 PM, will be entered into our enrollment lottery. 


Questions? Email: or come to our November 9th, 2023 Enrollment Open House (RSVP here!)

Enrollment Timeline

Admission Process

Thank you for your interest in Nova Classical Academy.

As a free Minnesota public charter school, we have a free and easy online application here as well as a paper version in the main office that we will enter for you into our application database. We have an “on-time application window” from November 1 at 8 AM – to January 31 at 4 PM every year for the following year’s enrollment. We process all these on-time applications and run a 3-tiered lottery on them in mid-February for openings and for the ordering of the grade-level waitlists. The three (3) tiers are:

1. Siblings of currently enrolled students

2. Children of current staff

3. General applicants

Lottery results are available in the application portal and are emailed out. After the lottery, we do accept applications and make offers where space allows or add applicants to waitlists in the order their applications were received. As we run at capacity in most grades, we are only able to offer out spots when a currently enrolled student unenrolls; then, we pull from the waitlists. These waitlists do not carry over from year to year. Applicants must reapply for each new academic year. For additional information regarding Nova Classical’s Admission and Lottery process, click here.

We are not currently hosting tours, but we do have a virtual tour on our website, as well as information about our educational program and extracurriculars on our website. As we make plans for the upcoming enrollment season in the fall, refer back to this website for updates on information events.

If you have any specific questions or any trouble applying, please contact us at: