Admissions

Welcome to Genesis! Begin your application today and read about admissions updates below.

We're now accepting applications for 2021/2022 on a first-come, first-serve basis while open seats remain. 

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Hear From Parents

Great school my son has been here since 6th grade he is now a 9th grader. The smaller school and more personal learning environment has helped him succeed and the innovative approach wth the separate boys and girls school is a big plus

I love Genesis. The small classroom sizes, E⁵ curriculum and project-based learning are my favorite aspects of our curriculum model -- not to mention the strong sense of community! Definitely a special place.

Our girls feel supported and have made great friends. The parents voices are heard and the admin is responsive to input.

Genesis is an great school with very supportive goals and culture. It stays true to its name with efforts to be innovative.

Many families have expressed how lucky they have been to find this school now and I can't agree more as an educator myself.

I have recommended this school as an option for many friends and families because of its commitment to take care of everyone... 

The teachers really challenge and deliver rigorous lessons/Curriculum that is appropriate to the level of learning, as well as pushing to learn and develop even more cognitively. 

All I can say about Genesis Innovation Academy is this was the best choice of a school for my children, the administration, staff, and teachers are amazing in all they they do for these children they go above and beyond to ensure all children have what they need.

The Administration is in tune with the learning process as well and makes sure that the environment is conducive to sound learning each and every day, in person as well as virtual.

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Important Update Regarding School Admissions

Open Enrollment
  • Open Enrollment for the 2021/2022 Academic school year begins January 15, 2021
  • Please contact admissions@giacademy.org to inquire about admissions for the current 2020/2021 academic school year.
Acceptance and Waitlist Info
  • Notification emails come from Genesis Innovation Academy. Please check your spam or junk folders if you don't see your email. Also, check Promotions and Updates if you have a Gmail email address.
COVID-19
  • Due to the COVID-19 circumstances, our campus is closed until further notice. All tours and information sessions are suspended.

Who Can Apply

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Eligibility

Genesis is a statewide school. Any student in the state of Georgia entering grades K-10 can apply to Genesis for the 2021-2022 school year. Genesis will add a grade each year until the school is K-12.

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No Tuition

Genesis is a free, public school. Although no tuition is required, Genesis has uniforms and uniform purchase is required.

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Good Standing

Any student in good disciplinary standing can apply. Students serving a suspension or an expulsion in another school or system are not eligible.

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Priority

Children of Staff and Board of Directors are given priority in admissions. Siblings of any students admitted to either the Boys or Girls Academy are also given priority.

Admissions Process

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Admissions Lottery (For applications received by February 26, 2021):

All Applications received by midnight February 26, 2021 will be eligible for our Admissions Lottery.

The running of the Lottery will occur on Friday, March 5th, 2021 at 5:00 pm and will be accessible to the public virtually.  You will receive an email to the email address used on your application with a zoom link if you would like to attend virtually.

Upon conclusion and verification of the lottery results, individuals will be notified of their status (admission or waitlist) via email by March 9, 2021.

Note: Notifications will be sent to the email address entered on the application form. We are not responsible for notifications that bounce back because of incorrect email addresses. (please see special email notes below).

Accepted families must officially claim their seat online. Instructions will be included in the Acceptance email.

Once accepted families claim their seat they will receive an email containing a link to the Registration documents. This link to the Registration portal is sent via email within two to three business days. If you do not receive your Registration email after two business days, please notify our admissions office.

Completed Registration Documents are due from Accepted families by the date listed in the Registration email.

Families who do not submit their registration documents by the due date specified in the Registration email will forfeit their seat and that seat will be offered to the next applicant on the waitlist.

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Admissions Applications received after February 26, 2021:

All Applications received after our February 26, 2021, priority deadline will be added to the waitlist on a first come first serve basis.

Wait listed applicants will receive an acceptance letter via email when and if a slot becomes available.

Families will be given three (3) business days to claim their seat. If there is no response, that family will forfeit their seat and the seat will be offered to the next applicant on the waitlist.

Once accepted families claim their seat they will still be required to complete the registration paperwork. Accepted families will receive an email containing a link to the Registration documents after they claim their seat.

Completed Registration Documents are due 2 weeks from the date that families receive the Registration notification email.

Families who miss the two-week registration deadline will forfeit their spot and that seat will be offered to the next applicant on the waitlist.

Note: For any applicant who is accepted after July 9, 2021, the registration packet is due within 3 business days from the date of notification.

More Admissions Notes

No computer, No problem

All Applications are to be completed online. Persons needing access to a computer to complete the application may use a computer on the Genesis Campus, located at 1049 Custer Avenue, Atlanta, GA 30316. Computers will be available on school days during the enrollment period between the hours of 8:30am – 2:00pm. Computer assistance will be available to complete the online application, if needed.

Please call ahead to request your use of the Computer resources. 404-990-3844.

Parents Please Note:

(1) We strongly recommend that you do not do your application on a phone due to the high probability of making a mistake selecting certain fields.

(2) Each applicant should review your application very carefully before submitting and be sure to download a copy of your submission.

(3) Genesis is not responsible for incorrect data entered on your application. Incorrect information could result in your scholar not getting placed in the correct academy or grade.

Special Notice Regarding Email Communication

All communication is done via email. We will use the email address submitted during the application process. We are not responsible for notifications that bounce back because of incorrect email addresses. Please be sure to check spam and junk folders as well as other Gmail specific tabs such as ‘promotions’ or ‘updates’.