Schools Choosing Students
How Arizona Charter Schools Engage in Illegal and Exclusionary Student Enrollment Practices and How It Should Be Fixed
Analysis of Exclusionary Charter School Enrollment Policies, Examples, and Recommendations [click topics in the bulleted list below]:
- Academic Requirements
- Special Education and Disability Requirements
- Behavior Requirements
- English Language Proficiency Requirements
- Social Security and Birth Certificate Requirements
- Pre-Enrollment Interview and Essay Requirements
- Parental Requirements
- Fees and Deposits
- Other Findings
- For Parents and Students
- For Charter School Operators
- For Charter School Authorizers
- For the Arizona Department of Education
- Parent Complaints to the U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights
- Parent Complaints to the Arizona State Board for Charter Schools
- Discriminating Against Students With Disabilities
- Turning Away Students Seeking Special Education Services
- Failing To Offer Academic Assistance
- Snubbing Students Who Don’t Fit The Mold
View the supporting data used for this report as a table.
View a map of Arizona's charter schools and see how each school was coded on each of our metrics.
View many of the enrollment documents reviewed by the ACLU in order to prepare this report (clicking this link will open Google Drive). Other documents reviewed by the ACLU may be available on school websites or by contacting the school.
This report was written by Griselda Zetino, with research assistance from Catherine Pisani, Justin Harrison, and ACLU of Arizona staff. Policy recommendations compiled by the ACLU of Arizona. Funding provided by the Arizona Community Foundation.