- Enrollment Proceedures
- Open Enrollment (eligible for lottery process and priority admission)
- Standard Enrollment (non-lottery, first-come, first-served)
- Enrollment Timeline for the 2021-2022 school year
- How Our Waitlist Works
- Sibling Policy
- Rollover Policy
- Entrance Requirements for Kindergarten
- AM, PM, and Full Day Kindergarten
As public, tuition-free charter schools, Candeo is subject to open enrollment laws. Typically, our schools receive more applications than seats available for any given year. Where this is the case, a lottery is held to determine order of placement. Students not admitted during the lottery process are placed on a waitlist and receive an offer of admission according to waitlist order and seat availability.
STEP 1 – APPLY
To apply, complete the online application (approximately 5 minutes). Once it is successfully submitted, you will receive a confirmation email. This does not mean your student is enrolled, but rather that your application has been received. You will be given a unique code that will allow you to check the status of your application at any time. When a seat becomes available, you will receive an offer via email. Click YES to enroll.
STEP 2 – ENROLL
To begin the enrollment process, you will upload two documents: proof of age and proof of residency. Once confirmed, you are considered “enrolled” and receive access to our Student Information System. The system will allow you to register as a new student.
STEP 3 – REGISTER
You will have 10 days upon enrollment to register as a new student and complete your student file. Registration is completed electronically through our Student Information System. These state-required documents are required and will finalize your seat on our class rosters. Assistance with online registration is available, if needed.
CURRENTLY ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR STANDARD ENROLLMENT
Open Enrollment (eligible for lottery process and priority admission)
The Open Enrollment Period for Candeo Schools is November 1-30 each year for the following school year. Students who submit an application within this window of time receive priority status ahead of standard enrollment (post open enrollment) applicants.
Standard Enrollment (non-lottery, first-come, first-served)
The Standard Enrollment Period begins December 1. Students who submit an application after the open enrollment period are eligible for enrollment in the upcoming year on a first-come, first-served basis behind applicants from the Open Enrollment Period.
Enrollment Timeline for the 2021-2022 school year
Aug 31 Applications close for the current school year
Oct 1-31 Rollover period for waitlisted applicants from previous school year
Nov 1-30 Open Enrollment period for new applicants for next school year
Nov 12 Candeo Information Night for prospective parents
Dec 1 Lottery
Dec 2 Offers – First Round
Dec 3-11 Registration for First Round Offers
Dec 12 Standard Enrollment process (non-lottery, first-come, first served) begins
Jan 19-Feb 12 Re-enrollment period for currently enrolled students
Feb 13-Aug 31 Offers – Second Round
How Our Waitlist Works
Waitlists are maintained and updated online. Parents may view their status anytime using a unique code received upon application submission. When an application reaches the top of the list, the applicant is contacted via email if a spot is available. Response is required within 24 hours. As applicants are enrolled, the waitlist is adjusted accordingly.
Siblings of enrolled and registered students are granted priority status on our waitlists and receive an offer when space is available. Siblings must submit applications during the Open Enrollment window to receive a first-round offer. Sibling priority is lost for any applicant whose enrolled sibling withdraws from school.
Applicants who do not receive an offer of enrollment in any given school year can choose to roll over their application to the following school year during the Candeo Rollover Period. Rollover applicants from the previous year receive priority over new applicants for the following school year. The Candeo Rollover period is October 1-31.
Entrance Requirements for Kindergarten
We follow Arizona law (ARS 15-821(C)) with regard to Kindergarten entrance qualifications, which stipulates Kindergartners must turn five BEFORE September 1st in order to be eligible for admissions. New first grade applicants whose 6th birthday occurs after September 1st of their first grade year must demonstrate mastery of Candeo end-of-year benchmarks in order to qualify for entry into 1st grade.
AM, PM, and Full Day Kindergarten
Candeo offers free half-day Kindergarten (Peoria location) and tuition-based full-day Kindergarten (Peoria and North Scottsdale locations). Tuition for full-day Kindergarten is $375 USD per month. Payments are due 30 days prior to the month of attendance in order to retain full-day placement.