• ANN ARBOR COMMUNITY HIGH SCHOOL
    Class of 2025 Application Process & Timeline
    Enrollment for 2021–2022 School Year
    (2021 Cronograma y Recibo del Proceso de Inscripción en Español AQUI)

    Apply online here
    Link to Community High Website

    Admission into Community High is based on the following:
    1. Grade
    - Applicants must be eligible for the grade for which they are applying.
    2. District Residency Requirements
    - Applicants must meet the AAPS residency requirements at the time of application or provide proof of future residency.
    3. Enrollment Process
    - Please carefully read the Enrollment Process that accompanies this Application Process & Timeline.
    4. Parent and Student Information Sessions
    - All CHS information sessions will be held virtually this year; directions and links will be posted at www.a2community.org. It is highly recommended that both student and parent/guardian attend one of these sessions, which provides an opportunity for prospective students and their parents/guardians to learn about various aspects of Community High School and to connect/ask questions with current teachers, students, and parents. 

    5. Application - Applicants must complete this online application by Monday, April 5, 2021@ 5:00PM. (The application will open on March 16, 2021.)
    6. Random Selection
    - Among the students who meet/complete all required elements of this application and enrollment process, 132 students will be admitted to the 9th grade class for the 2021-2022 school year through a double-blind random selection. The remaining applicants will form the waitlist for the class of 2025. 

    Tuesday, March 16 – Monday, April 5, 2021 – Attend a virtual CHS Information Session and complete this online application. Print out the completed application and submission page to keep as your receipt.

    Monday, April 5, 2021 @ 5:00 PM – Deadline for applications to be submitted. Late applications will be added to the end of the waitlist in the order received; they WILL NOT be included in the random selection. One application per student will be accepted. 

    Wednesday, April 7, 2021 @ 9:00 AM – A list of student numbers (not student names) to be included in the random selection will be posted on the Community High School website (www.a2community.org). If your student’s number does not appear on the list, and you believe it should, please notify Community High School by 5:00 PM on Wednesday, April 7, 2021 (call 734-994-2026 or email sandersk@aaps.k12.mi.us).

    Friday, April 9, 2021RANDOM SELECTION. Results of random selection and official waitlist will be posted by student number (not student name) on Community’s website (www.a2community.org) at 7:30 PM. 

    Monday, April 12, 2021 – Middle schools and private schools will be notified of the results.

    Friday, April 16, 2021 - Connect with Community “Shadow Day” 12:00–1:30 PM. This school virtual visit is only for those students chosen in the random selection; students will visit Forum, attend a virtual assembly, and experience some aspects of the school before the commitment date.

    Friday, April 23, 2021Commitment Date. Commitment and Enrollment Agreement received at CHS by 5:00 PM. Students applying to another AAPS high school through the In-District-Transfer (IDT) process can only accept ONE of the offered enrollment placements.

    Thursday, May 6, 2021Tentative AAPS Transition Day where district 8th graders visit their assigned high school in the afternoon; stay tuned to the AAPS calendar to learn more about how/if/when this event will happen this year.

    Students who need help with any part of this application process should talk to their school counselors for assistance.  Students accepted through the random selection will be able to learn additional details and next steps via information posted on the CHS website after the random selection results are posted.

    KEEP A RECEIPT FOR YOUR RECORDS -  Print out submission confirmation after you submit your application online.

    NON-DISCRIMINATION POLICY
    No person shall be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination in any educational program or activity available in any school on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, creed, political belief, age, national origin, linguistic and language differences, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, socioeconomic status, height, weight, marital or familial status, or disability.

    COMMUNITY HIGH SCHOOL ENROLLMENT PROCESS

    1.Selection is by a validated, double blind, random drawing, and is only for incoming 9th graders. Selection is not influenced by application responses. In grades 10-12, enrollment is based on available openings, determined no more than two weeks before each semester, from each grade level waiting list. CHS does not offer rolling enrollment.

    2. Families moving into the district may place their 8th grade student’s name in the lottery. Proof of future residency is required (see AAPS District residency requirements).

    3. In the lottery for incoming 9th graders, the first 132 numbers will be offered seats. The remaining numbers establish a waitlist for that grade. This wait list is used to maintain enrollment levels as follows:

    • 9th grade – 132 seats
    • 10th grade – 132 seats
    • 11th grade – 135 seats
    • 12th grade – 135 seats

    4. In order to be entered into the lottery, students and their families must meet/complete all required elements of the Application Process and Timeline that accompanies this Enrollment Process. One very important step of the application process is the attendance at a virtual CHS Information Session by both the student and parent/guardian. However, allowances will be made this year for applicants in the class of 2025 who are not able to attend a CHS Information Session due to additional challenges facing many families during this COVID-19 pandemic.

    5. Enrollment priorities are in the following order:

      1. Correct number of students in grade.
      2. Enrollment will be offered for up to three foreign exchange students residing with a full-time CHS student, pending final approval of the Dean. These foreign exchange students are accepted above the target enrollment for that grade and may not have previously earned a high school diploma in their home country.
      3. Children of CHS faculty members are accepted above the target enrollment for each grade level.
      4. No more than 2 children of AAPS employees (not at CHS) are accepted above the target enrollment for each grade level, in waitlist order from the random selection.
      5. CHS does not offer sibling or legacy enrollment.

    6. Students with disabilities will be afforded an equal opportunity to attend Community High School through the lottery process. Once students are selected to attend Community High School, CHS will promptly notify the Special Education Department to convene an individualized education planning meeting (IEP) or Section 504 meeting to make an individualized determination as to what services the student requires for a free appropriate public education (FAPE); whether the student can educationally benefit from the program offered at Community High School; and, if so, what steps need to be taken to provide the student with FAPE at CHS. Students will retain their lottery standing until the IEP or Section 504 process has been completed. Students will not be denied the opportunity to attend CHS unless the IEP or Section 504 team decides that they cannot participate in or benefit from the unique curriculum or programs offered. Parents will be notified in writing that any such decision may be challenged through an impartial due process hearing. Decisions to deny enrollment will not be based on administrative considerations such as availability of special education classes or services at Community High School.

    7. During the initial phases of enrollment, no students will be enrolled in a grade in excess of the target enrollment. If a student leaves the school but the number of students in the grade remains at or above the target enrollment, that student’s space will not be filled. 

    8. When called to fill a spot, parents have one week to respond. At the Dean’s discretion, this time could vary if consistent with others being called at that time.

    9. If parents are called and turn down an opening, their child will be removed from the waitlist.

    10. At the discretion of the Dean, a spot may be reserved for a student who travels overseas (semester abroad) or who transfers to another educational program or treatment center with the intent of returning to Community High School.

    11. The school community places a high value on maintaining a diverse student body. Every effort will be made to attract and retain families from a variety of backgrounds by encouraging them to enter the lottery.

    NON-DISCRIMINATION POLICY
    No person shall be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination in any educational program or activity available in any school on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, creed, political belief, age, national origin, linguistic and language differences, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, socioeconomic status, height, weight, marital or familial status, or disability.