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Open Enrollment for the 2024-2025 school year is from November 1, 2023 to January 19, 2024.


Pre-enrollment forms can be filled out online by clicking the button below,  downloaded and printed from our website, or picked up at the school. You may email completed forms to [email protected], mail them to the school with “Attention to Lyn Adkinson,” or drop them off there.


Completed forms must be received by 3 PM, Friday, January 19, 2023, to be included in the lottery. The lottery will be held Thursday, January 25, 2024, at 5 PM in the PCA lunchroom. After the lottery, all spots or waiting lists are filled in the order applications are received.  Enrollment will remain open until the next year's open enrollment.  


*For enrolling students for the remainder of the 2023-2024 school year, please use the pre-enrollment form at the bottom of this page.


Important Information regarding enrollment and the lottery:

  • Students already enrolled in PCA (except Pre-K) remain enrolled yearly unless a parent withdraws the student.  These students do not have to complete a pre-enrollment form.
  • Students in the PCA Pre-K must complete pre-enrollment for Kindergarten. The Pre-K is not a part of our charter contract.  Unfortunately, by law, we cannot give them priority into Kindergarten.  Parents enrolling students in Pre-K should also keep this in mind for next year.
  • Siblings of existing PCA students will get priority in the lottery. However, you must still complete a pre-enrollment form for the new student.  Be sure to complete the sibling section to ensure priority.


***Please maintain documentation that the school received your pre-enrollment application.  You should receive a "receipt notification" from the Record's Clerk if you hand-deliver.  If you email, please keep the response email stating the application was received.  If you mail your application, you should follow up with a call to ensure it was received if you do not receive a receipt notification by mail.  





Please Note: Our 2024-2025 School year lottery was held on January 25th. 
The remaining seats and waiting lists will be filled on a first-come, first-serve basis. Please fill out the online form to apply. 


The only criteria for enrolling in Pataula Charter Academy is to live in one of the seven counties served; Baker, Calhoun, Clay, Early, Randolph, Terrell, or Miller.  If the school has fewer spaces available than students applying for enrollment, a random lottery will be held to determine which students will be enrolled. 


To learn more about enrollment in PCA see the Enrollment Policy below. 




***Pataula Charter Academy is a public school that provides all services required under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), including meeting the Child Find requirements for students eligible for enrollment.


***Pataula Charter Academy does not discriminate in employment or educational programs, services or activities based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age or disability in accordance with state and federal laws, as required by Title VI and VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, Title IX of the 1972 Education Amendments, Age Discrimination Act of 1975, and the Federal Occupational Rehabilitation Act of 1973.


***This institution is an equal opportunity provider.