Thank you for your interest in Northpoint Expeditionary Learning Academy!

Students in grades 9–12 from the tri-city area are welcome to apply for enrollment.


Please click on the bars below to view enrollment information. Read the enrollment policies carefully and submit a full Eligibility Packet to be considered.
Enrollment Policies / Lottery Information:
Enrollment Policies

Northpoint Expeditionary Learning Academy shall enroll all pupils who submit a completed eligibility packet prior to March 31, unless the number of pupils exceeds the noted capacity of any given class (25). If capacity is insufficient to enroll all eligible pupils who submit an eligibility packet prior to March 31, then a lottery of all eligible applicants shall be conducted on April 1. 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 until the start of school. Additional lottery dates may be added as the start of school nears. Students will remain enrolled until a withdrawal is completed. Once enrolled, this procedure does not need to be repeated (except as stated below). Preference will be given in accordance with the law.

Lottery Information (ARS 15-184)

Northpoint will gather applications for the 2015/2016 school year until April 1, 2015. At that time a lottery will be conducted to fill all available spaces.  Students who apply after that date or are not drawn, will participate in the monthly lottery on the first day of each month until capacity is reached. While some grade levels are full, we do attempt to fill all slots as quickly as possible. Please complete the enrollment steps outlined below so you are ready to transfer if you are selected. DO NOT DISENROLL FROM YOUR CURRENT SCHOOL UNTIL YOU HEAR FROM US– it is important to keep up your grades, attendance and credit for transfer.

Enrollment process:
  1. INFORMATION SESSION- Must be attended by all interested parents and students (see schedule to the right)
  2. ELIGIBILITY PACKET- Must be delivered to the Northpoint office

Eligibility packet includes:

  1. Northpoint Student Entrance Survey (Application) PLEASE FILL OUT THE ONLINE APPLICATION IN NEXT SECTION.
  2. Copy of transcript from most recent school attended
  3. Copy of attendance record from most recent school attended
  4. Copy of IEP/504 if applicable
  5. Certificate of attendance at an Information Session or a day of shadowing with a current NELA student

INTERVIEW– Will be scheduled after eligibility packet is completed and delivered to Northpoint office.

  1. Compatibility rating scale
  2. Writing sample and math placement test

(Must demonstrate adequate score for placement in available courses) Class sizes: Northpoint Expeditionary Learning Academy believes that students learn best in classrooms containing fewer than 25 students.  We will maintain class sizes of 25.  Our maximum per grade level depends on the courses offered and the class sizes.  When a course fills to 25 students, all remaining applicants will move to the wait list for lottery drawing.  Please email or call for futher information. Crew classes and Intensives will have fewer students than core academic classes.

Online Application:
All potential students must have a complete Northpoint Student Entrance Survey (Application) on file before we can move to the interview step. The attending student and a parent/guardian must attend the interview. This session will discuss some of the unique aspects of Expeditionary Learning and will also allow the family to ask program questions. Instructions: Begin the information process by completing the entire Northpoint Student Entrance Survey (Application) below.  

Attend an Information Session

Information sessions are required for anyone wishing to attend NELA!

Dates: February 1st | March 1st 
April 5th | May 3rd
Location: Northpoint Campus, 551 1st St.
Time: 5:00pm – 7:00pm