We are still accepting applications online:
The 2014-15 Open-Enrollment period has ended. Applications received will be placed on the wait list behind processed Open Enrollment applications.
Per Great Hearts Texas’ charter, we can only accept students living within the following ISDs:
Alamo Heights, Bandera, Blanco, Boerne, Charlotte, Comal, Comfort, D’Hanis, Devine, East Central, Edgewood, Floresville, Fort Sam Houston, Harlandale, Hondo, Jourdanton, Judson, Kerrville, Knippa, La Vernia, Lackland, Lytle, Marion, Medina, Medina Valley, Natalia, New Braunfels, North East, Northside, Pearsall, Pleasanton, Poteet, Poth, Sabinal, San Antonio, Schertz-Cibolo-Universal City, Seguin, Somerset, South San Antonio, Southside, Southwest, Stockdale and Uvalde.
Chapter 25 of the Texas Education Code outlines various conditions that permit students who do not reside within the approved boundaries to attend Great Hearts.
As an open-enrollment, public charter school, Great Hearts does not discriminate in admissions based on gender, national origin, ethnicity, religion, disability, academic ability, athletic ability, or artistic ability or the district the child would otherwise attend.
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Frequently Asked Questions
How Open Enrollment Works
Great Hearts Texas will hold an Open-Enrollment period for the purposes of filling seats at its academies. During this Open-Enrollment period, you will be able to submit an online application for Great Hearts Academy Monte Vista, which will be accepting applications for grades K – 9 for the 2014-15 school year. Our Open-Enrollment period is NOT first-come, first served. Applications received during Open Enrollment enter a lottery to determine the order in which enrollment will be offered and, if needed, placement on a wait list.
Applications received after the Open-Enrollment period will not be eligible to enter the Open-Enrollment lottery. Instead, these applications will be processed on a first-come, first-served basis behind applications received during the Open-Enrollment period.
We do offer application priority status for siblings of students currently enrolled at a Great Hearts academy. Since Great Hearts Monte Vista is a first-year school, there are currently no enrolled students. Therefore, sibling priority status cannot be granted to any sibling application until one of the siblings is fully enrolled. A student is considered fully enrolled when they have accepted an offer of enrollment, and have completed and submitted all required registration paperwork. Once you have a child enrolled at Great Hearts, any sibling on a waitlist will be moved up the list. Sibling priority does NOT guarantee enrollment, but does significantly the improve likelihood of enrollment.
Initial Offer of Enrollment
Every family will receive an email and/or a phone call from the school to which they applied if and when an offer is extended to their child. If a family rejects or does not respond to an offer of enrollment, they are removed from the waitlist and must reapply if they wish to be considered again for enrollment in the current or future school years.
How Our Waitlist Works
When your application reaches the top of the list and a spot becomes available to you, the school will contact you immediately.
Predicting Waitlist Outcomes
It is not possible for us to determine your child’s chances of being offered a spot. Once our classes are full, any spots that open up are the result of student withdrawals. Although we do typically see a number of spots open up before the start of school, we have no way of knowing in which grades spots will open up or how many spots will become available.
You may move up or down on the list. Don’t be too worried if you move down a few spots; this occasionally happens. For example, a first-grade student is called from the waitlist because someone declined a spot. The first grader has a sibling who is #50 on the waitlist for third grade. This sibling must (by law) be given “sibling preference,” so she moves up to the top of the third grade waitlist (or near the top; there may be other siblings ahead of her). Therefore, if your third-grade child had started at #49, s/he will now be bumped down to #50.
Completion of an online application or acceptance of an offer of enrollment does not constitute official enrollment. Offered applicants will receive an enrollment packet to finalize their enrollment at the school. Parents must complete enrollment packet by the school’s packet deadline to be enrolled in the school.
Failure to submit that enrollment packet by the school’s deadline will result in non-enrollment of the student.
Here is a list of documentation that you can start gathering in order to have it all ready when you receive your packet:
1. The child’s original birth certificate
2. Immunization records
3. Valid Texas driver’s license.
4. Valid proof of Texas residency within the approved geographic area (one item from the list below): Property deed, Mortgage documents, Property tax bill, Rental agreement or lease, Utility bill (water, electric, gas, cable, phone).
5. Copy of child’s social security card.