Apply for the 2021-22 School Year

Click the link below to to fill out the 2021-22 School Year Waitlist Application. 

As a charter school, we accept all Pennsylvania students. There is no audition or interview required. To register or be added to a waiting list, parents must provide: a valid state identification card with photo (such as driver's license), 2 proofs of residency*, the child's birth certificate and immunization records.


Students residing in a public school district located within a 10 mile radius of Allentown School District (ASD) will be provided transportation by their home district. Students residing within Allentown School District may qualify for transportation if they live beyond the 1.5 mile boundary for walkers.


We have four classrooms at each grade level and will enroll up to 80 students per grade level. Arts Academy Elementary Charter School has an agreement with ASD regarding an enrollment cap of 350 Allentown School District students.

Students are enrolled or are placed on the waiting list in the following order:

1. Siblings of students who are currently enrolled at AAECS and who live at the same address as the AAECS sibling in Allentown School District receive first preference. If there are more siblings than openings at a grade level, a sibling lottery takes place.

2. Siblings of students currently enrolled who resided in other districts receive second preference or first preference if current enrollment has reached the enrollment cap required by Allentown School District.

3. Students who reside in Allentown School District.

4. Students from other school districts.

As classroom openings occur during the school year, families on the waiting list are contacted.