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CSAS is a magnet school that serves K-12. 

Applicants are added to the waiting list according to the date/time of submission. At this time the waiting lists for 2nd - 11th grade are currently full. We will no longer be accepting applications for these grade levels. Applicants interested in applying for the lottery for Kindergarten & 1st grade 2021-2022 can apply on the HCDE website beginning December 1st, 2020 through January 31, 2021.

The Kindergarten admissions process is held one year in advance of the student starting school. Applicants cannot complete the admissions process or submit the Kindergarten application earlier than their child's eligibility for Kindergarten (i.e. you can only complete the 2020-2021 process if your child will be eligible to start Kindergarten for that school year.) 

The HCS Choice lottery is scheduled for February 8, 2021.
Families will be notified of their lottery result by February 15, 2021.
Responses must be received by February 24th to accept of decline placement.

For more information on applying for the HCS Lottery for Kindergarten & First Grade, please visit or contact Lindy Matthews in the Office of Innovation and Choice at 423-498-6736 or MATTHEWS_LINDY@HCDE.ORG .

For more information on Grades 6 - 12 Admissions, contact Laura Jetton at or at (423) 498-6846


Any resident of Hamilton County whose child will be entering kindergarten (must be five years old on or before August 15th) is eligible to submit an application. CSAS serves grades K-12. Students interested in applying for grades 9-11 at CSAS must contact the admissions office or one of the guidance counselors to discuss graduation requirements. Students applying for 10th and 11th grades must also supply an official transcript showing that they have sufficient credits to permit admission to the grade for which an application has been submitted. 


CSAS is a public school. While there is no tuition for students living in Hamilton County, there is a magnet program fee which covers materials unique to the program, such as science laboratory logs, supplemental educational materials, conferences, etc. Out-of-county tuition is charged in accordance with school board policy. Students who live outside Hamilton County pay a tuition fee. Current tuition charges can be obtained by contacting Central Office at (423) 498-7020. Bus transportation is available for students from a number of central locations. It will be necessary for parents to make arrangements to drop off or pick up students at those locations.

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