District-Provided Busing

As a public charter school, the student's home district provides transportation if the district is within a 10-mile radius of Arts Academy Elementary Charter School (AAECS). Allentown School District provides transportation to students who live further than 1.5 miles of our school. Other school districts that provide transportation include: Bethlehem, Catasauqua, East Penn, Northampton, Parkland, Salisbury, Saucon Valley, Southern Lehigh and Whitehall-Coplay.

A Request for Transportation form must be completed in order to make these arrangements. Arts Academy ECS submits this required form to the sending district, who will then communicate the start date and time and location of the student's bus stop. As per the school districts' regulations, students are not permitted to ride a bus other than the one that is assigned to them by the sending district, even with parent permission.

Request for Transportation (Act 372) Forms by Resident District

The above forms must be printed, signed and returned to AAECS. Hard copies are available at the Main Office.

If you are experiencing homelessness, your child/ren is/are entitled to transportation by the district of residence. Contact Nancy Geyer, Student Services Coordinator if you have any questions or are in need of transportation services.

Transportation plan between Arts Academy Elementary Charter School and PA Children and Youth

For other questions regarding charter school transportation, please visit the following link

PA Department of Education Pupil Transportation FAQs

Daycare Transportation

There are a number of daycares that provide before and after-school care that includes transportation to and from our school. AAECS is not affiliated with any of these businesses.

Click the following link for a list of these daycares: Daycare List

Parent Drop-Off and Pick-Up

Parent drop-off begins at 8:00 am. Our school day begins at 8:30 am. Parent pick-up begins at 3:15 pm.


Arts Academy faculty serve as crossing guards at all intersections surrounding the school.
Walkers should arrive between 8:00 and 8:30 am and are dismissed at 3:30 pm.