Not Your Ordinary School (NYOS) has been an active charter school since 1998. We currently serve grades PK-12. NYOS uses a lottery based enrollment system. Every student has an equal opportunity to enroll at NYOS by filling out an application.
In March of every year, NYOS compiles their waiting list for the next school year. Applications for the 2018-2019 lottery are due Monday, March 5th. We pull randomly from the applications for each opening at each grade level and number them in the order they are drawn. Each year your spot on the waiting list will change. For example, the first year you might be student number twenty-three and then the next year be student number four. We ask that prospective parents renew their application every two years with updated information; we only hold applications on file for two years then discard them.
We also base our enrollment according to sibling/staff priority. For example, if a student has a brother or sister at either one of the NYOS campuses or if a student is the child of a staff member and would like to be admitted to NYOS they will receive priority over a new student. If no siblings/staff children are currently on the waiting list the administration will notify the next student in line of the opening.
NYOS has two campuses in North Austin: a pre-K-3rd grade campus on Kramer Lane and a 4th-12th grade campus at Lamar Blvd. and Yager. You can download a student application here. (Requires free Adobe Reader.
NYOS Charter School does not discriminate in the admissions process based on race, color, or national origin; sex, gender, or gender identity; sexual orientation; religion; or disability, or relationship or association with an individual with a disability; academic ability, artistic ability, athletic ability or the school district that the child would otherwise attend under state law; or any other basis protected by law in the educational program or activity which it operates. NYOS Charter School’s Title IX and Section 504/ADA Coordinator can be contacted at (512) 583-6967.