2024-2025 Application for New Enrollment | K-5th Grade

You will need ALL of the following documents before filling out application. You can submit the documents using the UPLOAD field in application.

Copy of Birth Certificate
Updated Immunization Record
Copy of child’s Social Security Card
Guardianship Paperwork (If a child is living with someone other than a birth parent.)
Parent’s Driver’s License or Picture ID Card
Copy of IRS Form 1040 for 2023 or Income Tax Non-Filer Statement

Non-Discrimination Statement

Downtown Academy admits children 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 or its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and other school-administered programs.

Registration Standards, Policies & Procedures

Once the completed registration packet is submitted to the front office, the child’s application will undergo a Review. A Review consists of examining all previous test scores, report cards, application, and transcript.

After Review, the final step in the admissions process is scheduling an entrance meeting with our Head of School in order to discuss expectations, tuition*, and sign contracts.

*Your tuition contract will be discussed at the Head of School meeting. Please see the attached document for our income-based tuition scale.


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Parent/Guardian 1
Child resides with this parent/guardian?
Is this parent/guardian allowed contact with student?
Parent/Guardian Name
Highest level of education completed
Parent/Guardian 2
Child resides with this parent/guardian?
Is this parent/guardian allowed contact with student?
Parent/Guardian Name
Highest level of education completed


Grade student is entering
Applicant Name
Please list city & state
Pre-K Experience (This information is required by the state for all school-age children. Please select one.)
What two most recent Schools, Preschools or Daycares did your child attend?
Please list all school-age (4-19) siblings living in the same household as the enrolling child:
Has the applicant been involved with Downtown Falcons?
Has your child been served any of the following programs?

(Indicating “yes” or “no” will not necessarily keep your child from enrolling at Downtown Academy.)

Speech & Hearing
Gifted/Talented (Spectrum)
Adaptive P.E.
ESL/Bilingual Program
Dyslexia Program
Behavioral Therapy
Special Education
Has your child ever received any special tutoring in reading?
Has your child ever received any special tutoring in math?
Has your child ever had an IEP?
Has your child ever been sent to an administrator's office for discipline?
Has your child ever been in-school suspended?
Has your child ever been off-campus suspended?
Has your child ever been expelled from school?
Has your child ever been retained?
Study Habits (please check all that apply to your child)
Please select your child’s 5 greatest strengths listed below:
Please indicate those areas in which you would like to see your child grow MOST:




Emergency Contacts (please specify at least one):

Intended transportation to and from school:
Ride the Bus
Car Rider
Daycare Provider
After School Program

For the safety of the children, we will not dismiss this child to anyone other than a parent or guardian without permission and a photo ID. If there is a custody or a family problem related to releasing a child, we ask that you notify us in writing and attach copies of official documents. Please list the names of persons who may pick up this child. Make sure this child knows the persons with whom he/she should or should not leave school.



Home Information

Household Income

Please check the total annual income of all contributing members of the child’s house:

Total Annual Income
Child's Ethnicity


Downtown Academy offers two scholarships to make our education affordable on any budget. Private scholarships are provided through donations from individuals, corporations, churches and other organizations. The Downtown Academy private scholarships will be applied in addition to any other scholarship awarded. In addition, most families are eligible for the state-funded Georgia GOAL scholarship. This scholarship is income-based and offered on a first-come, first-served basis.

Required Documents

A copy of your IRS Form 1040 for the previous year.  If you do not file taxes, please complete the Georgia GOAL Income Tax Non-Filer Statement.



Dear Parent or Guardian:

Downtown Academy is a nonprofit educational institution designed to provide children an excellent and rigorous education at an affordable cost. This work represents a unique educational opportunity in that it functions much like a public school in its inclusive enrollment policy, yet as a private school in its Christ-centered foundation. We are neither publicly funded nor supported solely by tuition. As a result, we rely on the generous contributions from the private sector for the daily operation of our program.

Public relations is a vital part of telling the Downtown Academy story to the public so that we can solicit and secure the needed resources. This involves promotion through the news media, publications, Facebook posts, brochures, videos, and other printed and online media. It is, therefore, likely that your child will appear in photos that are taken at the school.

Please sign the bottom of this letter granting your permission to use your child’s likeness in our printed materials and publications that are used to tell others about our school. Thank you for your attention to this important matter.


D. Xernon Thoma, E.D.
Head of School

I hereby give my permission to Downtown Academy to use photos, videos, sound bites, and interviews of my child, to appear in any printed and digital material, publications, and related efforts to tell others about Downtown Academy.

Clear Signature
Clear Signature


Child's Legal Name

Discipline History

Is the child currently suspended or expelled from any school?
Has the child withdrawn from any school in order to avoid suspensions or expulsions?


I hereby authorize the school district or any private or public school in which my child previously enrolled to forward to Downtown Academy immediately all academic, gifted, ESOL, migrant, disciplinary, psychological, health, special education, and SST records of the above named child to the following school address:
Clear Signature
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