Pinnacle Charter Schools are tuition-free, accredited, Arizona public charter schools, serving students in grades 6-12. Students and families seeking a more flexible educational experience can expect, the highest quality educational experience and qualified teachers.
Pinnacle has divided its enrollment process into two parts, as follows:
Part 1: Registration Process - When you register through the Online Application and provide required documents supporting Proof of Age/Identity, and Proof of Arizona Residency.
Note: Proof of Residency is not required for homeless students. (42 U.S.C. § 11.432(g)(3)(C)(i))
After you register through the online application you will receive an email, the email will provide additional information.
Part 2: Admission Process - The admission process begins when the student/guardian completes the registration process, provides other requested documentation, and receives courses.
Please be advised there are documents that are required by law for students to attend school:
- McKinney-Vento Homeless Education Assistance Survey (Subtitle B of Title VII of the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act (42 U.S.C. 11431 et seq.))
- Proof of Immunization, a Medical Exemption Form, or Personal Beliefs Exemption Form (A.R.S. §15-873)
- Pupil Withdrawal Form - A student who enters a school shall present a properly executed withdrawal form if such student previously attended another school in Arizona. A withdrawal form is not required for enrollment but needed to attend school (A.R.S. §15-827 (A), (B))
- High School transcripts or Middle School Promotion Certificate if entering High School from Eighth Grade. Middle School students will need Report Cards to guide in appropriate course placement; records requests are completed within 48 hours of the registration process.
Student Disciplinary History
Pinnacle may refuse registration to a student who has been previously expelled or is in the process of being expelled, from another educational institution. This exception does not apply to suspensions, behavior plans, or other disciplinary issues. During the registration process, the Student Services Department should not inquire about a student's disciplinary history (beyond expulsion). According to Pinnacle's procedures, once students fill out and submit an online application, they will receive notice for acceptance of a seat in Pinnacle (or other selected sites) within 24 hours. Seat reservation is subject to availability at selected sites.
Once all documents are verified the student is enrolled in classes. The Student Services Department sends a welcome email and a member of the Student Services team will make a call to discuss next steps and answer any questions.