Applying to Nova Classical Academy

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

Our application for the 2022-2023 academic year is open. Most grades are full and for those grades, your student will be placed on a waiting list once the application is processed. Processing time typically takes a week. If your student is placed on a waitlist, these lists do not carry over from year to year so we encourage you to reapply for the 2023-2024 academic year during the “on-time window,” anytime between November 1st, 2022 at 8am to January 31st, 2023 at 4pm. All “on-time applications” will be entered into our enrollment lottery in mid-February 2023. 

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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 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 but applicants must reapply for each new academic year.

We are not currently hosting tours but 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, please check back to this website for updates on information events.  Please let us know if you have any specific questions or any trouble applying:

Early Kindergarten Admission

The Minnesota Department of Education requires students to be 5 years old by September 1st, 2022 in order to attend Kindergarten for the 2022-23 school year. If you intend to apply for Nova Early Kindergarten Admission, please review the following application requirements:

Early Admission to Kindergarden

Early Kindergarten Application Requirements

**Early kindergarten admission materials MUST be completed and submitted to Nova NO LATER than 4 pm on January 21, 2022.