Application Guidelines

Review our guidelines to ensure your child meets the parameters to attend AL.

Please see the documents below for details about the application and enrollment process for 2017–18.

When to apply
  • Open application period for 2017–18 school year: TBD
    (However, the application period typically begins the second week of January and ends the first week of March. Watch the website for dates.)
  • Lottery date: TBD, but typically the first week of March
  • Letters sent by: TBD, but typically the second week of March
Age and residency requirements

Kindergarten applicants must be five (5) years old BEFORE September 1 to start kindergarten the preceding August. Children MUST live within the boundaries of the Kansas City Public Schools District, and parents/guardians will be asked to show two proofs of residency if chosen in the lottery. Académie Lafayette cannot accept applications for children who live outside the KCPSD boundaries.


Charter schools cannot accept tuition from any applicant or student (RSMO 160.415 (11))  “11. A charter school may not charge tuition, nor may it impose fees that a school district is prohibited from imposing.”


Académie Lafayette will accept 132 kindergarten students every year. Families apply online using the SchoolMint application system. At the end of the open application period, if the number of applications exceeds available space, all eligible students will be entered into the lottery. The SchoolMint generated list will determine both who is accepted and the order of the waiting list for the remaining applicants. If the number of applications received is fewer than spaces available, all applications will be accepted and the remaining spaces will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis until full. Applicants will receive an email with their application status within 24 hours of the lottery. In addition, letters will be mailed to all applicants after the lottery.

Siblings of current Académie Lafayette students and children of Académie Lafayette current, full-time employees will receive priority in the lottery but must adhere to the residency and application policies. Applications for these students must be turned in during the open application period.

Académie Lafayette will accept applications for other grades if there are seats available. Parents interested in enrolling their child must download an application, complete it, and bring it to our Outreach Coordinator.

NONDISCRIMINATION STATEMENT: Académie Lafayette does not and will not discriminate, or in any way prefer any student over another student based on race, religion, gender, ethnicity, national origin, disability, income level, proficiency in English or athletic ability.
 (RSMO 160.410 (3)) For questions about this process, please call 816.888.7400.