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Enrollment Process for Branches

Step 1 – Research:  Explore the ALC educational model and read as much as you can about self-directed education and read about our equitable tuition model.

Step 2 – Attend:  Attend an Info Session and/or Open House. Explore dates and RSVP here.

Step 3 – Apply:  Complete our online application and pay the $40 application fee. We’ll contact you to schedule a tour during the school day to get a feel for the environment and meet students and staff.

Step 4 – Visiting Week:  If we all want to move forward after the tour, the next step is scheduling a visiting week. This allows the student to experience what it is like to be here and lets us make sure the student is a good fit for the environment. Visiting weeks are $125. If you apply during the summer, we will arrange a parent and student interview in lieu of the visiting week.

Step 5 – Final Enrollment:  Within ten days of the visiting week, a prospective family will then meet with a current family for an opportunity to ask questions, develop a greater feel for the community and expand their understandings of the philosophy of the school. After this visit, the prospective family will let the admissions committee know if they would like to pursue enrollment. The admissions committee will make a final determination.

If accepted, you complete your enrollment by paying your deposit and executing the final enrollment documents. If you are requesting tuition assistance, you will first fill out a tuition worksheet that will be reviewed by our finance working group before final acceptance.