Frequently Asked Questions
Q. Is the Academy of Science and Engineering (ASE) considered a public school?
A. YES. All charter schools are public schools.
Q. Do you charge tuition?
A. NO. Since ASE is a public school, there is no tuition.
Q. Are your teachers credentialed?
A. YES. Since ASE is a public school, we must follow state and federal teacher credentialing laws.
Q. In order to submit an application for my child, does my child need to take an admissions test, write an admissions essay, or submit letters of recommendation?
A. NO. Since ASE is a public school, we do not screen, hand-pick, or "cherry-pick" students. As per state law, admission is by public random drawing in which a neutral third-party draws names from the applications that were submitted by the application deadline.
Q. Do you require parent volunteer hours?
A. Yes. Parents/guardians/advocates are required to complete 20 hours of volunteer hours a year.
Q. Are you allowed to discriminate based on race, ethnicity, national origin, religion, gender, sexual orientation, or disability?
A. No. Since ASE is a public school, it does not charge tuition, is non-sectarian in admission policies, programs, and all other operations, and does not discriminate against any student, parent, community member, or employee on the basis of race, ethnicity, national origin, religion, gender, sexual orientation, or disability.