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Admissions FAQs

Do students have to pay tuition to attend Genesis Innovation Academy (Genesis)?
No. Genesis is a free public charter school.
Does a student have to live in a certain district to be admitted to Genesis?
Any student who resides in the state of Georgia can attend Genesis, if there is space available in the grade level they are applying for, and if the family can make sure their scholar can get to the school location in Atlanta.
How can I enroll my child in Genesis?
Complete an application (click here). If Genesis receives more applications by March 1st than space permits for a specific grade, a lottery will be held for that grade to randomly select applicants for admission. All students who apply after March 1st are admitted (or added to the waitlist) on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Will my child have a better chance at getting accepted if she/he has excellent grades or recommendations?
Genesis is not allowed to consider a student’s past academic record or recommendations for admission. A students prior record can be considered when making decisions on what grade a student should be placed in.
Can my child be admitted if they have a history of behavior problems?
If a child is eligible to attend any public school in the state, they are eligible to attend school at Genesis. If a student is not eligible to attend a public school (for example, because they are serving a suspension), they are not eligible to attend Genesis.
What happens if one of my children gets admitted and there is not space for the other one?
Siblings of any student admitted to either the Boys or Girls Academy will be given priority for admissions. If applications for all siblings were submitted by the March 1st lottery deadline, and one sibling is admitted, all others will be admitted. If sibling applications were submitted after the deadline, and one sibling is admitted, the other siblings will be placed at the top of the waitlist.
Do Genesis students wear uniforms?
Yes, students at Genesis will be required to wear uniforms each day. Uniform shirts are provided by an outside vendor for a small fee.
What are the school hours?
The hours for K-3 will be 8 am to 3:00 pm.

The hours for 4-6 will be 8 am to 4:00 pm.
Will the school have a cafeteria?
Yes. Genesis understands the need to serve healthy meals to promote healthy minds and healthy bodies.
When will the school year begin and end?
Genesis will follow the Atlanta Public Schools academic calendar. School is scheduled to start August 1st for the 2017-18 academic year.
Will there be before and after school care?
Genesis is in the process of finding the right program that meets the needs of our students and promotes the Genesis curriculum for before and after school care. There will be a cost associated with care.

Notice of Nondiscriminatory Policy as to Students

Genesis Innovation Academy, Inc. (www.genesisinnovationacademy.org) admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.