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Here in Arizona, families have the ability to choose among district and charter public schools, where they feel their children will get the best education. Charter schools are open-enrollment, non-profit, public schools that operate based on a contract with their authorizer. Ball Charter Schools provides parents and students an alternative to traditional public school systems. We have high expectations and standards and value the school-home partnership as essential for student success.

Open Enrollment

Open Enrollment is the period prior to the start of each school year when parents/guardians can complete an application for each child to their desired school(s). Open enrollment dates for the upcoming school year will be in February 2021. Applications received after the Open Enrollment period will be processed on a first-come, first-served basis.
Pre-K Enrollment Form

Required Documentation for Enrollment

Enrollment application packets may be completed and brought at any time to the registrar during the current school year. Parents should complete the process by submitting a complete enrollment packet and presenting a birth certificate (original or certified copy), proof of residency and proof of immunizations.


Ball Charter Schools may limit admissions based on age group or grade level, but will not limit admission based on ethnicity, national origin, gender, income level, disabling condition, or proficiency in English.
Entry of eligible students into any Ball Charter School is based on space availability. Preference for any available openings will be given to returning students and siblings of students currently enrolled at Ball Charter Schools and the children of staff and Board members.

Click here to view the Enrollment application.

Dear Parents and Guardians:
Please give me the opportunity to introduce myself. This is my 14th year working at Hearn Academy. Primarily, I have taught 6th grade Social Studies and Science, but I have also taught in all subject areas from 5th to 8th grade.
As for my educational background, I hold a Bachelor of Arts in History from Gettysburg College as well as a Master of Education degree in Secondary Education and another Master of Education degree in Educational Leadership with Principal Certification from Northern Arizona University. I am also an Arizona State Certified Teacher and Principal. Furthermore, I have educational endorsements in Spanish English Immersion (SEI) and in teaching Middle Grades (5-8). Aside from teaching, I have also worked as an Instructional Coach and as an Administrative Intern at Hearn Academy.

Edward Traud- Principal

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