Enroll your Child at Latin Academy
Enrollment at Latin Academy is open to any student eligible to attend Atlanta Public Schools and entering a grade that Latin Academy serves as for which Latin Academy has an open seat. Because Latin Academy starts with sixth grade, the sixth grade has the most seats available to incoming students. Latin Academy's open enrollment period opened on December 1, 2013 and will close on March 31, 2014. Any student who submits an enrollment form between those dates will have an equal opportunity to attend Latin Academy. If Latin Academy receives more applications than seats available for any grade, it will hold a random enrollment lottery on Wednesday April 2, 2014 at 6:00pm at Latin Academy Charter School (1442 Metropolitan Parkway, SW, 30310).
To enroll your child at Latin Academy for the 2014-2015 school year, please click here to access our 2014-2015 enrollment form.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is a charter school?
A charter school is a special type of public school that operates on a 5-year renewable contract with a local board of education. The contract grants the school great freedom over its programs and policies in exchange for strict accountability for its performance. As an APS charter school, Latin Academy is an Atlanta Public Schools school and must meet its goals for student performance and parental satisfaction to remain in operation.
Why is it called Latin Academy? Is this school only for Latino students?
The “Latin” in Latin Academy refers to Latin the language which was spoken in ancient Rome and is the foundation of modern English. The name also comes from our unique approach to instruction. We offer a classical education program featuring Latin instruction for eighth graders. Many of the words of English come from Latin and Latin is particularly important to professions like law and medicine. At our school, we will always encourage our Scholars to carpe diem! (seize the day!).
Where is the school located?
Latin Academy is located in Dixie Hills, a neighborhood of Southwest Atlanta. Our address is 2050 Tiger Flowers Drive, NW, Atlanta 30314.
What are the hours of the school?
Students will be allowed to enter the building at 7:20am to eat breakfast. Classes will start at 7:45am. Besides some supplemental extracurricular activities, the school day ends at 4pm Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday and at 2pm on Wednesdays.
Is there tuition?
No. Latin Academy, as an Atlanta Public charter school is a free, open enrollment public school which is offered at no cost to students and families.
Will there be transportation to Latin Academy?
Latin Academy provides bus transport to all students who require it.
Will there be a uniform?
Yes. To promote an orderly and professional school environment, all Latin Academy Scholars will wear a standard uniform consisting of a navy blue Latin Academy polo shirt, khaki bottoms, belt, and black shoes and socks.
Will children be required to take a test or meet other admissions requirements to attend the school?
No. Latin Academy is an open enrollment school that has no academic admissions requirements. Any child going into the sixth grade will be eligible.
Will there be extracurricular activities?
Yes, Latin Academy offers extracurriculuar activities depending on resources and availability.