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Welcome! We are delighted that you are interested in our A-rated school. If you have any questions, please email us at: paragon@sonoranschools.org
 
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For any individual who cannot submit an online application due to a disability, Sonoran Schools accepts paper applications. Please contact the school to receive a paper application.

 
Sonoran Schools will ensure that a homeless child or youth is able to enroll in school immediately regardless of their ability to provide the proper documentation for enrollment by following the requirements of the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act. Please contact the school in which you wish to enroll/wish to enroll your child.
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This school is a Title I school and participates in the National School Lunch Program.
 
The following provides brief information on frequently asked questions about enrollment. 
 
Enrollment
All Sonoran Schools are public schools, sponsored by the Arizona State Board of Charter Schools and open to all students in Arizona who qualify to attend public schools, subject to available capacity. Sonoran Schools will admit all students, on a space-available basis, will not charge tuition, and will not discriminate on the basis of ethnicity, national origin, gender, income level, disabling condition, proficiency in the English language, athletic ability, or any other status or characteristic prohibited by state or federal law.
 
Sonoran Schools enrolls year-round during each school year, assuming that space is available at the desired school and applicable grade level. Sonoran Schools holds Open Enrollment for prosepctive students for the next school year at a specified time each year. 
 
Open Enrollment
Open Enrollment is the period prior to the start of the next school year when any parent/guardian can submit an application for their child for the upcoming school year. 
Applications received after the Open Enrollment period are processed on a first-come, first-served basis.
 
The Open Enrollment period for the 2020-2021 school year is October 14th, 2019 through January 10th, 2020. This does not mean that we do not accept applications after that period. It just means that any applications we receive after that period are processed on a first-come, first served  basis. 
 

Level of Priority for incoming students
Re-enrolling students and their siblings (if any) are given first priority for the seats available for the following year. Pursuant to A.R.S. 15-184, the School will also give enrollment preference to the sibling(s) of students selected through the lottery; the children or grandchildren of faculty, staff, or governing board members of any Sonoran School; siblings of current students at another Sonoran school; and students who previously attended another Sonoran school.

Lottery
At the conclusion of the Open Enrollment period, a random selection lottery shall be held for seats in any grade level where the number of openings available for the next school year is less than the number of applications received for that grade level during the Open Enrollment period, taking into consideration the statutory enrollment priorities. The students selected by lottery will be notified by email, phone, or mail. The 2020-2021 lottery will be held on January 14th, 2020.

Waiting Lists
A waiting list will be created once all available slots at a specific school and grade level have been filled (and the lotteries, if needed, have already taken place). A student's placement on the waiting list will be based on date/time of receipt of a complete application packet.
 
Age requirements
Incoming Kindergartners must be 5 years old by September 1st of the year that they are entering. As allowed by state law, we conditionally accept children with late birthdays (Sept. 1-Dec. 31 ONLY), based on a child’s readiness to attend school. In order to assist the School with determining whether early enrollment into kindergarten is in the child’s best interests, Sonoran Schools requires the child participate in Kindergarten Readiness Testing. Sonoran Schools utilizes the Brigance© Early Childhood Screen III (Brigance A. H., 2013) to assist in predicting the success of a student seeking early entrance to kindergarten.  The determination regarding whether early enrollment is in a child’s best interests shall be within Sonoran School’s sole discretion.  
 

1st graders must be 6 years old by September 1st of the year that they are enrolling. As allowed by state law, we conditionally accept children with late birthdays (Sept. 1-Dec. 31 ONLY), based on the child’s readiness to attend school and whether early admission is in the child’s best interests.  In making that determination, which shall be within Sonoran School’s sole discretion, the School shall consult with the parents, child, teachers and school administration.   

UNIFORMS
All Sonoran Schools require students to wear uniforms.

Information Sessions

Saturday, November 2nd, 2019
Saturday, January 25th, 2020
Saturday, February 29th, 2020
Saturday, April 4th, 2020
Thursday, April 16th, at 5:00 (KG ONLY) 
Saturday, May 30th, 2020 
All Saturday sessions start at 10:00 
 
You'll hear a brief presentation, meet staff,  get to ask questions, and tour the campus.
Learn about our:
- Science, Technology, Engineering & Math (STEM) curriculum
- Gifted and Talented Education (GATE) program
- Full day academic kindergarten program
- Skill-level placement and three-track diploma (Regular, Honors, and Golden Honors)
- AP, Honors, and Dual-Enrollment classes,
- Competitive events, fairs, and after-school programs (Robotics, Science Olympiad, Science Fairs and more)
- Engineering and coding curriculum
- Continuous monitoring of student progress, growth, and proficiency through computerized assessments
 
Can't make an Info Session? 
You may also call or email the school to arrange an individual tour.
Call (480) 814-1600 
or email: paragon@sonoranschools.org
 
Questions about Sonoran Schools? 

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Paragon Science Academy K-12 | 2975 West Linda Lane, Chandler, AZ 85224 | Ph: (480) 814 1600 | Fax: (480) 814 1661 | Email: paragon@sonoranschools.org

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Gilbert, AZ 85233

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