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I have inquired regarding the admission process for HOPE Academy STEM charter school. Free and reduced lunch children have first priority to attend. After that, any resident of Blount County school system may attend (if the application is going to be through Blount County now). Then if any openings are left, any child from any area in the state may apply through a lottery which will be handled through a 3rd party who is not affiliated in any way to HOPE Academy in order to ensure that there is no way to "pick and choose" who gets in. It is nice to have a choice within the educational system and also nice to know that all children, no matter their soci-economic background will have access to this type of learning environment.
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