Pre School - 8th Grade


A Journey to Academic Excellence

Apply to attend Dobson Academy. We are currently accepting applications for the 23-24 school year.

When you enroll your child at Dobson Academy, you are giving them so much more than a  rigorous, comprehensive education! Children excel in our school’s safe and nurturing environment, where they learn and grow both academically and socially through hands-on learning experiences that strive to meet the individual needs of every child. You are giving your child our team of certified, highly-qualified teachers who encourage your child with respect and patience while holding high expectations for achievement and growth in all academic areas. Dobson Academy’s faculty, staff, and administration welcome the opportunity to partner with your family to educate well-rounded and happy children where academic excellence is hallmark!   

Application and Enrollment Process

1. Submit an application through Powerschool
2. After enrollment is confirmed, an email will be sent from PowerSchool to request the following documents:
- Proof Of Residency
- Birth Certificate- State Certified
- Immunization record
- Any necessary court documents

There is no cost to submit an application or to attend our school. Dobson is a tuition- free school for K - 8th Grade.


Open Enrollment : November 3rd - January 19th
Enrollment Lottery: January 22, 2024
After enrollment lottery, enrollment will continue on a first-come first-serve basis.


Re-Enrollment for the 2024 - 2025 school year will take place in January. Families will receive a link via email. Please contact Registrar if you have any questions at Dobsonregistrar@ballcharterschools.org

Frequently Asked Questions

Charter schools are public schools that are innovative while still being held accountable for improved student achievement.

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No. Charter schools are publicly funded institutions similar to district schools. While some schools charge tuition for full-day kindergarten, Dobson’s kindergarten is tuition-free.

Dobson Academy offers an additional program for 3-year-olds, called Pre-school and 4-year-olds, called Kinder-Prep, that is tuition-based. Please contact Director Monica Polanco at mpolanco@ballcharterschools.org for more information.

Yes. Please refer to the Family Handbook for color and style information.

No. Most of our students are dropped off and picked up from school. Others walk or bike to school.

Yes. All of our classroom teachers are certified with a teaching certificate from the Arizona Department of Education.

No. We accept students from across the greater Phoenix metropolitan area.

Yes. All students have the right to a free and appropriate public education (FAPE). We offer special education services as well as accommodations for students with disabilities. Please contact our Director of Student Services for more information.

Yes. Our before school program is from 6:00 a.m. to school start, and our after school program is from school end to 6:00 p.m. Our before school and after school programs are licensed through the Arizona Department of Health Services.

Yes. We love seeing our parents on campus! Please check with the office for volunteer opportunities.

Yes. Our schools follow a traditional calendar with one-week fall and spring breaks, a two-week winter break, and 10 weeks in the summer time.