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Welcome to Early Light Academy

In the summer of 2015 ELA's campus was completed with a third building. We expanded our enrollment from 750 students in K though 9 to just over a 1000 students.

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Enroll now for the UPCOMING (2024-2025) school year!


Enroll now for the CURRENT (2023-2024) school year!

Dates for the 2024-2025 school year registration:

  • Monday, January 8, 2024 - Current/Returning Student Registration Opens
  • Monday, December 4, 2023 at 10AM - First Open Enrollment Date
  • Monday, January 22, 2024 - First Open Enrollment Ends
  • Thursday, January 25, 2024 - Date First Lottery Held
  • As Needed - Date Second Open Enrollment Opens
  • As Needed - Second Open Enrollment Ends
  • As Needed - Second Lottery Held

Steps to Successful Enrollment

  1.  Click on link above. Note the lottery dates located on the Enrollment page.
  2. Complete the online enrollment form.
  3. Click submit at the bottom of the page. You must accept application terms.
  4. Print the confirmation page for your records.
  5. The lottery will be run on selected dates found on the enrollment page.
  6. You will be notified by email with your next step for registration if you are chosen.

Students currently attending ELA do not need to reapply to the school through the open enrollment process, but will need to indicate their intent to return to ELA for the upcoming school year. Siblings of current students who want to attend should sign up using the open enrollment process.

A lottery is held throughout the year, as needed. Families will be notified via email of their child’s acceptance into the school through the computerized lottery program. Families selected will be notified of the next steps in the registration process and what timeline they will need to follow.

Please keep in mind if you previously enrolled for the current school year and your child was not selected through the lottery, you will need to re-enroll in the database for subsequent school years. Students not chosen through the lottery program will not be automatically included in the lottery for future school years.

Siblings of current ELA students attending other schools will receive first preference of any openings in the school. Every effort will be made to accept all siblings in an individual family, but this may not be possible due to caps on class sizes.

The Office for Civil Rights (OCR) enforces four federal statutes that prohibit discrimination in programs and activities that receive federal financial assistance from the Department of Education (ED). ELA does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, or age.

Please contact the front office if you have any questions regarding open enrollment.

Definitions of statuses are as follows:

Status Definitions
AppliedNot yet accepted into the school through the random lottery process
AcceptedAccepted into the school, but still needs to complete registration paperwork
RegisteredEnrolled and completed registration paperwork
DeniedEither accepted into the school and did not complete registration paperwork before the deadline or changed mind about attending the school

In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity (including gender expression), sexual orientation, disability, age, marital status, family/parental status, income derived from a public assistance program, political beliefs, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity, in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA (not all bases apply to all programs). Remedies and complaint filing deadlines vary by program or incident. 

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.) should contact the responsible Agency or USDA's TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

To file a program discrimination complaint, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, AD-3027, found online at  How to File a Program Discrimination Complaint and at any USDA office or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by: (1) mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; (2) fax: (202) 690-7442; or (3) email:

This institution is an equal opportunity provider and employer.