Admissions Policy

CILA is currently still accepting enrollment for the 2021-2022 Academic Year and also now enrolling for 2022-2023!

Enrollment Process and Timelines

Each year, Colorado International Language Academy (CILA) will establish and make public an Enrollment Timeline. Families seeking to enroll must submit a completed Intent to Enroll by the deadline set forth in the Enrollment Timeline for admission in the subsequent school year.

  • Enrollment for the following school year typically begins in January of the current school year.
  • Enrollment for new students will be based on a first-come-first-served basis (waitlist); with preference given to siblings of current CILA students. Siblings are defined as those students sharing the same parent(s) and/or guardian(s).
  • If a spot becomes available, students will be pulled from the waitlist in the order that enrollment was received while taking grade-level and language preference into consideration. This process will be applied continuously throughout the school year.
  • From the time that the Intent to Enroll is approved, an Enrollment Packet will be sent via email within 48 hours.
  • Families will have 10 days to complete and return the Enrollment Packet. Failure to complete the Enrollment Packet within the deadline may result in the student losing their place at CILA.
  • Current/ returning students are automatically re-enrolled and do not participate in the waitlist provided they complete an Intent to Return by March.

 

Non-discrimination Policy and Ages of Students Accepted

CILA welcomes all students and strives to create and maintain a diverse student population. Enrollment in CILA is open to all students residing in the state. Student recruitment and enrollment decisions shall be made in a nondiscriminatory manner as outlined in C.R.S. § 22-30.5-507(3). In all cases, student recruitment and enrollment decisions shall be made without regard to disability, race, creed, color, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, ancestry, need for special education services, or any other protected class. CILA accepts children who are or will be 5 years of age by October 1st to 11* years of age.

CILA serves grades K-5. To enroll, students must meet the appropriate age requirements set forth by state law and school policy. To be eligible for Kindergarten enrollment, students must be at least 5 years old on or before October 1st of the enrollment year. CILA may approve enrollment of students eligible for Early Access in accordance with state law (see following section).

 

Required Forms

When enrolling your child, you will need to fill out an enrollment packet and pay a $30 nonrefundable material fee. (Materials fees will be waived upon request for students that qualify for free/reduced lunch). You will also need to upload several documents in order to complete the registration process. The following forms are needed for registering your child:

  • Proof of residency (utility bill, ID, lease agreement etc.)
  • Birth Certificate, Certificate of Birth Abroad, Passport
  • Immunization Records (or applicable exemption form – see below)

**If you do not have these forms, please contact the school administration so that alternate arrangements can be made, where permissible.

  • A prospective kindergarten student must be 5 years old before October 1st of the enrolling year. If the student will not meet that age requirement, but you feel the student is ready for early admission, please see information regarding early admission for kindergarten (a paid screening/testing process that must be completed early in February before the year of enrollment) here: https://cilaschool.org/enrollment/early-access-for-kindergarten/
  • Intent to Enroll Forms are being accepted for the 2021-22 School Year for grades K-5 in Spanish, Mandarin Chinese and German, as well as K-6 HSE (Home School Enrichment) 1 day a week education for the same languages plus French.
  • If you are interested in enrolling, please fill out the application by clicking the big Apply Now buttons on this page!
  • If you encounter difficulties using the online form, please email or call our IT Director, Matt Johnston-Urey, at mjohnstonurey@cilaschool.org or extension 110 at the main school phone, 719-645-8063.
  • Applications are usually processed within 3 business days while school is in session and during Summer break. Responses to applications will be delayed, however, during Fall, Winter, and Spring breaks.

Immunization/Vaccination Exemptions:

For children enrolled full-time at any school in the state of Colorado:

Beginning in the 2021-2022 school year, Colorado will require parents of children who attend any school in the state to submit to the school (1) a child’s proof of vaccination; (2) a form from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) which exempts a child from vaccination requirements due to medical or non-medical (including religious) reasons. Certificates of medical and non-medical exemption can be found here. Should parents choose to submit a medical exemption form, such a form must be signed by the child’s health care provider. Should parents choose to submit a non-medical exemption form, it must be either signed by the child’s health care provider or accompanied by a certificate stating that the parents have viewed a CDPHE online vaccine education module.

Health care providers who sign CDPHE’s vaccination exemption certificates are required by law to submit the information to the Colorado Immunization Information System (CIIS). However, there is no statutory penalty imposed upon medical professionals who fail to do so. Additionally, Colorado’s new law allows parents who choose to submit a vaccination waiver to opt out of having their information stored in the CIIS. Opt-out procedures and forms can be located here.

For homeschooled children participating in CILA’s enrichment program or half-time program:

While we are still required by law to collect either proof of vaccination or vaccination exemption for each enrolled student, Colorado SB 20-163 allows schools to opt out of requiring homeschooled students to utilize CDPHE’s forms for vaccination exemptions. Therefore, CILA has decided to allow homeschooled families who have not vaccinated their children for personal or religious reasons to submit to the school a typed and signed statement indicating their objections. For those families whose children are not vaccinated for medical reasons, a simple statement of medical exemption from the child’s medical provider will suffice. Neither medical nor non-medical exemption forms from homeschooled families will be submitted for inclusion in the CIIS database.