Charter School Enrollment: Applying to Nova Classical Academy

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

The applications for the 2024-2025 academic year is open, however, all grades except 12th are at capacity and new applicants will be added to grade-level waitlists. Our waitlists do not carry over from year to year, so interested applicants are encouraged to reapply for enrollment in 2024-2025. Applying during the Enrollment Lottery window, from November 1, 2024 – January 31, 2025, at 4 pm ensures that your student’s application is in our mid-February Enrollment Lottery. Questions? Email: or come to one of our enrollment events. Our November 2024 Enrollment Open House details are TBD. 

If you missed out on our enrollment events for prospective families this season, please explore our website and newsletters for information about our educational and extracurricular offerings. If your student is offered enrollment, we will do what we can to make sure you feel informed to be able to make that decision. For new enrolling students, we have onboarding sessions to smooth the transition to attending and for incoming kindergarten families, we have a series of events to welcome the new class of 2037!

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: