Wait List Process

How The Waitlist Works

We encourage parents to get their children on the waitlist via the "Wait List Applications" link as soon as possible. Enrollment is offered in waitlist order and based on the priority statuses below. Academy School District 20 (D20) students within each category are selected to fill vacancies before out-of-district students.

  1. Children of TCA staff 
  2. Legacy Status students
    (long term students who are withdrawn and out of El Paso County for one year)
  3. Siblings of currently enrolled students in the list's program
  4. Currently enrolled students in a different TCA program
  5. Previously enrolled students
  6. Other new students

We are required by D20 to prioritize D20 students over out-of-district students. However, if you live out-of-district, we still welcome your child’s application. If you move into D20, notify the Registrar’s Office and you will be given D20 priority. This means your child will move up the waitlist based on the original time/date you completed the wait list application.  If you receive an offer of admission based on D20 residency but move out of the district before school starts, your offer will be rescinded and your child's name will be returned to the waitlist based on time and date of application with out-of-district status.

Please note the Following: 

  • Each child only needs to be put on each waitlist once (Traditional or Non-Traditional (College Pathways(CP)/Cottage School Program(CSP)

  • You may only wait list your child for ONE year/grade level.

  • If not offered enrollment, wait list applicants will automatically roll forward to the next academic year’s waitlist for that program.

  • The Traditional Program and Non-Traditional Program (CP/CSP) lists are completely separate. If you would like your child to be on the wait list for both, you must fill out a Traditional Program wait list AND a Non-Traditional wait list application. Non-Traditional Program wait-listed students for 7th and 8th grades will have the opportunity to choose enrollment in either the CSP or CP program if both options have available seats.

  • In general, offers continue until September 30 of the school year or until all seats are filled. Any applications received after September 30 for the current academic year will automatically be rolled to the next academic year. Please note: College Pathways 11th and 12th grade students' wait list applications must be received by April 20th in order to be considered for the upcoming academic year. 

PLACE YOUR CHILD ON THE TCA WAIT LIST(S)

To place your child on the waitlist, please fill out a Wait List Application for each child for the year you wish to enroll him/her. TCA requires incoming Kindergarteners-1st graders in all programs to be 5 and 6, respectively, by June 1 of the year they start K and 1st grades. As we import the child’s record from the online wait list submission, we will confirm that the child is placed in the correct year.

DOB is ON or BEFORE June 1 of: List this Kinder Year  DOB is AFTER June 1 of: List this Kinder Year
 2014  2019-2020  2014  2020-2021
 2015  2020-2021  2015  2021-2022
 2016  2021-2022  2016  2022-2023
 2017  2022-2023  2017  2023-2024
 2018  2023-2024  2018  2024-2025
 2019  2024-2025  2019  2025-2026
 2020  2025-2026  2020  2026-2027


Students will be removed from the waitlist when parents have been notified of an opening and have declined enrollment. Students may also be removed when TCA has attempted to contact the parents, but contact information has become outdated or there is no response. E-mail is our primary method of contacting families. Thank you for keeping us updated if ANY of your contact information changes.

To submit a Wait List Application, please click on the "Wait List Application" link located to the left.

FIND OUT YOUR CHILD'S WAIT LIST POSITION

If you are interested in finding out the wait list status of your child, please complete our "Wait List Status" form here. Upon completion of this form, it will be electronically submitted directly to the Registrar’s office and you will be contacted about your child’s wait list status. If you do not receive a reply within 10 days, please contact us again. Turnaround time is quick on these replies unless, for some reason, we are incredibly tasked with school needs.