Age and Residency Requirements

University Academy and Missouri Charter law require that students reside within the geographical boundaries of the Kansas City Missouri School District. To uphold this law, proof of residency may be requested to verify residency for existing students under the following circumstances:  

  • Returned Mail
  • Excessive Tardies (see Parent-Student handbook)
  • Non-working phone numbers
  • Probable cause

Proof of Residency that is accepted is outlined below:

Set A applies to families living in their own home; Set B applies to families living with other district families

Set A Acceptable Proofs of Residency (2 required)

  • Rental Agreement
  • Lease
  • Deed (All items below must be dated within the past 30 days)
  • Mortgage Statement
  • Water Bill
  • Gas Bill
  • Electric Bill

(Utilities must be dated within the past thirty days, in the name of the parent/legal guardian, name/address must be printed in the “service at” line and cannot read “final bill”)

Set B Acceptable Proofs of Residency (3 required)

  • Driver’s License W-2  (All items below must be dated within the past 30 days)
  • Paycheck Stub
  • Utility Bill
  • Car Insurance Statement (ID card not accepted)
  • Loan Paperwork
  • Court Paperwork
  • Government Paperwork

If you have questions regarding residency, contact Kellie Brady at 816-412-5988 or bradyk@universityacademy.org.

Policy 37: Admission and Withdrawal University Academy shall enroll only pupils that reside in the Kansas City Missouri School District (KCMSD). University Academy does not limit admission based on race, ethnicity, national origin, disability, gender, income level, proficiency in the English Language, or athletic ability, but may limit admission to pupils within a given age group or grade level. If capacity of University Academy is insufficient to enroll all pupils who submit a timely application at any grade level, University Academy will use a lottery admissions process that assures all applicants of equal chance of gaining admission except that: 1. University Academy gives preference for admission to children whose siblings attend the school or whose parents are employed at the school and reside in the school district. If there are fewer openings at a grade level then students on the waiting list from category #1, a lottery is used to determine which children will be admitted. If the number of pupils from category #1 waiting list is equal or less than the opening at a grade level, all category #1 pupils will be admitted. If there are still openings, category #2 will be used to fill remaining openings. 2. University Academy gives preferential enrollment to pupils who reside in the geographical area between 47th street and the southern boundary of the KCMSD, and between Prospect Avenue and State Line. If after pupils from category #1 above are enrolled there are fewer openings at a grade level than students on a waiting list from category #2, a lottery is used to determine which children will be admitted. If the number of pupils from the category #2 pupils will be admitted and there are still openings, category #3 will be used to fill remaining openings. All pupils on the waiting list school-wide will be used to fill remaining vacancies by grade level. If after pupils from categories #1 and #2 above are enrolled, and there are fewer openings at a grade level than students on the waiting list from category #3, a lottery is used to determine which children will be admitted. If the number of pupils from category #3 waiting list is equal or less than the opening at a grade level, all category #3 pupils will be admitted.

 Policy 38: Entrance Age Entrance Age for Kindergarten To be admitted to kindergarten or to summer school prior to the student’s regular term, a student must be five (5) years old before August 1st preceding entrance. Entrance Age for First Grade To be admitted to first grade a student must be six (6) years old before August 1st preceding entrance. However, students who have completed an accredited kindergarten program will be considered for enrollment in the first grade regardless of the August 1st cut-off date. A birth certificate will be required as proof of age.

Policy 41: Homeless Students The Board is committed to providing equal access for all eligible homeless students to a free, appropriate education in the same manner as is provided to other students.

The above policies are taken from Board Policies University Academy Policy Manual 11/14

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