Enrollment Information (Grades K-8)

Our charter school application window closes annually on the 3rd Friday of September. If it is after that date, we encourage you to contact the charter school of your choosing directly to see if there are current openings.

Our charter school application window opens on December 1st for the next school year. The 3rd Friday in February is the cutoff to be placed in the lottery. Applications after that date will be put on the waiting list if no spots open. All families will be notified by March 8, 2019 if a seat has been reserved for their student, or if their name has been added to a wait-list. 

Thank so much for your interest in Appleton Area School District charter schools!


Complete ONE Admission Application for each child requesting first-time admission to Fox River Academy. Siblings of current students must complete an application.  However, these students receive immediate acceptance if space allows per Fox River Academy’s bylaws. 

Non-Appleton Area School District (AASD) students must also complete the AASD Open Enrollment Application. More information about open enrollment can be viewed at http://sms.dpi.wi.gov. The out of district Open Enrollment application forms are also available in any public school district attendance office. Open enrollment forms are usually available near the end of January for the upcoming school year. If you miss the Open Enrollment window, you may not apply to the Fox River Academy (or any other public school) until the following year (following the guidelines and procedures of open enrollment).

Students with Individual Educational Plans (IEPs) are welcome at the Fox River Academy. Accommodations for students with special needs will be provided according to each student’s IEP or physical disability. You will receive written confirmation upon the receipt of the completed application.

This page will continue to have information regarding upcoming enrollment events.