Parent Info » Enrollment


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 less 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. 






To apply for enrollment for the 2020-2021 school year, the Pre-Enrollment Form below must be completed and returned to the school. You may email forms to enrollment@pataula.net mail them to the school with “Attention to Lyn Adkinson”, or drop them off at the school. Completed forms must be received by 3PM, Friday, January 10, 2020 to be included in the lottery. The lottery will be held Tuesday, January 14, 2020 at 6PM in the PCA lunchroom.


  • Students already enrolled in PCA (with the exception of Pre-K) do NOT have to complete this form to remain enrolled for next year. Existing students remain enrolled from year to year unless a parent withdraws the student.
  • 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 are not allowed to give them priority into Kindergarten.  Parents enrolling students in Pre-K should keep this in mind for next year, as well.
  • 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.  If you hand-deliver you should receive a "receipt notification" from the Record's Clerk.  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.  



ENROLLMENT for 2019-2020 School Year Will Remain Open Until December 19, 2019


Because we are pre-filling open seats for next year during the lottery, we cannot fill any open seats for the current year after the lottery.  Therefore, the last day we will enroll new students for the current school year is the day before Christmas break begins.  We do currently have openings in several grade levels.  So, if you are thinking of enrolling your child, now would be a great time to do so.  Give the school a call to see if there are openings in your child’s grade.  The current year’s enrollment form can be found 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.