Frequently Asked Questions

 

 

 

 

 

 

General Questions

1. What is a charter school?

A charter school is a public school that provides instruction in any combination of grades, kindergarten through grade twelve. Parents, teachers, or community members may initiate a charter petition, which is typically presented to and approved by a local school district governing board. The law also allows, under certain circumstances, for county boards of education and the State Board of Education to be charter authorizing entities.

 

Specific goals and operating procedures for a charter school are detailed in the agreement between the charter authorizing entity and the charter developer. A charter school is exempted from many of the statutes and regulations that apply to school districts. Students enroll in charter schools on a voluntary basis.

2. Is El Sol Academy a private school?

El Sol Academy is a publicly chartered school and not a private school. El Sol Academy is tuition-free

and open to any student who wishes to attend as long as space permits.

3. Does El Sol Academy have any religious affiliations?
El Sol Academy does not have any religious affiliations.
4. Is El Sol Academy a year-round school?
El Sol Academy is not a year-round school. Our school calendar is trimester based.

Admissions/Open-Enrollment/Registration

1. Does my child have to live within the city of Santa Ana in order to attend El Sol Academy?

Your child does not have to live within the city of Santa Ana in order to be admitted in or to attend El Sol

Academy. El Sol Academy is open to any student who wants to apply, regardless of where he or she lives, as space permits. While most of our students reside within the city of Santa Ana, we have students from all over Orange County and even some from Riverside and Los Angeles County.

2. What does a lottery-based admission process mean?

For the past several years, El Sol Academy recieves more applications to attend than there are spaces available. Therefore, admission to El Sol Academy is based on a blind lottery in order to determine which students will have the opportunity to attend. El Sol Academy does have a waiting list and may admit more students as spots become available.

 

Still have a questions? Please feel free to contact us at (714) 543-0023.

 

 

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Distinguished Awards

Title I Academic Achievement Award

California Association of Bilingual Educators Award

California Distinguished School

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