Thank you for your interest in Northpoint Expeditionary Learning Academy!

Students in grades 7–12 from the tri-city area are welcome to apply for enrollment.


Please click on the bars below to view Northpoint’s enrollment information. 

Enrollment Policies / Lottery Information:
Enrollment Policies

Northpoint Expeditionary Learning Academy, in accordance with A.R.S 15- 184(A), shall enroll all pupils who submit a completed enrollment packet, unless the number of pupils exceeds the noted capacity of any given class (50 for our high school and 25 for our middle school).  If capacity is insufficient to enroll all eligible pupils who submit an enrollment packet, then a lottery of all eligible applicants shall be conducted. All eligible pupils thereafter will be entered into a lottery, closing on the last day of each month, which shall be conducted on the first day of each month.

Lottery Information (ARS 15-184)

If selected in a lottery, submit the registration enrollment packet with all the documents requested as soon as possible. If a student is not drawn in the lottery, they will be placed on the waiting list for when another lottery is pulled. 

Siblings of pupils already enrolled in the charter school and children and grandchildren of Board Members can receive automatic enrollment if registration paperwork is received before the 1st lottery in accordance with A.R.S 15-184 (B), (C), and (D).

DO NOT DIS-ENROLL FROM YOUR CURRENT SCHOOL UNTIL YOU HEAR FROM US– it is important to keep up your grades, attendance and credit for transfer.

Enrollment process:

Northpoint Expeditionary Learning Academy: 

  • Invites Parents and students to watch our Information Video. (Found on our website). 
  • Allows Parents and students to participate in a tour scheduled through the main office.

These are important ways to learn about Northpoint’s unique learning community and methodology. 

We ask that all families that are interested in having their students attend Northpoint Expeditionary Learning Academy complete our Student Online Entrance Survey. (Found below) 

Once we receive your student’s online entrance survey, you will be contacted by our front office on how to proceed forward with our enrollment process. 

Northpoint’s Enrollment Packet is available in our front office and is handed to parents/guardians after the tour or upon request. 

All students are enrolled in Northpoint Expeditionary Learning Academy after completion of the following enrollment procedure (based on space available):

  • A completed enrollment packet is submitted to the NELA office.  This includes-
    • **Birth certificate or equivalent (i.e. Passport, Bptismal Certificate, etc.) 
    • Proof of residency (i.e. Drivers License, tax bill, utility bill, etc.) 
    • *Unofficial Transcript/ If transferring from another school. (For post enrollment purposes.) 
    • *Copy of IEP/504 (For post enrollment continuation of services.)
    • Immunization Records- must be submitted before school attendance may begin. (Personal Beliefs Exemption Forms are available upon request).
  • When a student is enrolled, copies of all current court orders/custody papers must be included with the enrollment packet. 

**In accordance with ARS 15-828 (A), parents/guardians have 30 days to submit proof of age documents once a student is officially enrolled.
*Not required but preferred- does not affect enrollment status. 

Northpoint’s Tours: 

In compliance with A.R.S 15-184 (J), Northpoint Expeditionary Learning Academy allows and encourages families to schedule a tour with one of our staff members. 

It is an effective way to learn more about Northpoint’s unique learning community and methodology. It also allows an opportunity to ask any questions you may have about Northpoint. 

What do we talk about during these tours?
We will discuss what makes Northpoint, Northpoint.
We will talk about our Wilderness excursion, Fieldwork, High school Intensives and Expeditions.
We will also discuss our uniform policies, transportation needs and fees.
We will address any questions you have. 

Our goal is to give you a greater understanding of what your student will experience while at Northpoint. 

Middle & High School Online Application:

We ask that all potential students complete the Northpoint Student Entrance Survey (Application) before moving forward with our enrollment process. We also encourage all parents/guardians and their students to participate in touring our school, as this will also allow you to gain more information about Northpoint’s unique learning community and to ask any questions you may have. 

After completing this form, we invite you and your student to please watch our Informational Video about Northpoint.

Northpoint Student Entrance Survey (Application)

Northpoint does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, disability, or age in its programs and activities, including admission and enrollment. Northpoint abides by the procedures mandated by Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and will provide eligible students with disabilities a free appropriate public education (FAPE), including following Section 504 plans and Individualized Education Programs (IEPs).

Because Northpoint is attended through parental/guardian choice, it is highly encouraged that parents understand the scope of the education and opportunities that are available. Parents/Guardians understand that a charter school specializes in one educational aspect and methodology and may not provide all that a district school does. Since parents/guardians are voluntarily choosing NELA it is expected that should the parent/guardian or student at any time feels that NELA’s programs or its social or extracurricular environment is not working for their child, the parent/guardian may withdraw their child rather than cause conflict which is disruptive to the educational environment.