Dekalb Agriculture Technology & Environment, Inc.
Thank you for your interest in DATE. DATE is a public charter school that serves students in kindergarten through 8th grade who reside in the Dekalb County school district. To be eligible to attend DATE, a parent/guardian of a prospective student must submit an application during the annual lottery application window. Seats are awarded by lottery in order of the school’s enrollment priorities.
Open enrollment applications will be available March 1st.
Who is considered an applicant?Any child that is not enrolled at DATE Academy is an applicant. For your convenience, the application can be translated into over 50 languages. Before submitting your application, please revert to the English version for submission.
Who is eligible to attend DATE Academy?All Dekalb County residents are eligible to attend.
What grade levels are offered at DATE Academy?Kindergarten through 8th grade.
What are the age requirements for attendance?Under-Age Exception Rule
E557 Underage student reported in GRADE LEVEL'KK' or
'01'. Student age should be at least 5 years old for GRADE
LEVEL='KK' or 6 years old for GRADE LEVEL='01' by
O.C.G.A. §20-2-150 (b) -Exception to UK and U1 Coding:
A child who was a legal resident of one or more other states for a period of two years
immediately prior to moving to this state and who was legally enrolled in a public kindergarten
or first grade, or a kindergarten or first grade accredited by a state or regional association, shall
be eligible for enrollment in the appropriate general or special education programs authorized
in this part if such child will attain the age of five for kindergarten or six for first grade by
December 31 and is otherwise qualified.
a- Students entering Kindergarten must be (5) years old on or before September 1.
b- First Grade students must be (6) on or before September 1.
c- This is a State of Georgia Law for school attendance.
Is anyone given preference in the enrollment process?Yes.
Sibling of current students
Children of Staff members
All placement of siblings will be predicated on space availability.
How does D.A.T.E. define siblings for purposes of preferences?Sibling is a person with whom a current student shares a residence, and maternal parent in common by blood, adoption or marriage, even if the marriage has been dissolved, or by death.
Is there a registration checklist Needed for sibling enrollment and upon acceptance?1- Social Security Card/Copy and Original
2- Birth Certificate/Copy and Original
3- Form 3300/Eye, Ear and Dental
4- Form 3231 Immunization
5- Proof of Residency (2 forms of proof utility, lease, gas, etc.......)
6- Current School Discipline Report/Report Card
*** All documents should be scanned and submitted electronically when applications are complete. No paper documents will be accepted. ***