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Enrollment FAQ

General Information

Since the number of applicants may exceed the established ceiling, students are selected by lottery. When a student is chosen, siblings of the applicant (within the same household) are also invited for admission, provided there are openings. Students currently admitted are given preference for re-enrollment. Siblings of admitted students are given preference relative to other applicants.

Jefferson Academy will not discriminate in its admission policies or practices on the same basis as other public schools may not discriminate in their admission policies and practices.

This cannot be determined due to the number of students applying each day for a limited number of openings in the school.

This cannot be determined due to the number of students applying each enrollment period for a limited number of openings in the school.

We will have enrollment opportunities beginning about January of each year and continuing throughout the year as needed. Parents should watch the website for announcements of dates for each enrollment period. Once our existing student numbers can be assessed and siblings given preference, we will run the lottery to fill any openings that may be available. This takes place about February or March.

If your child is selected, you will receive an e-mail or a phone call. You must either accept or reject the position within the stated period of time in the e-mail message. If you choose not to attend, or if you do not contact the appropriate person within the given timeframe, your student will be declined in the lottery database and your student’s position will be offered to another student.

If you need to update your personal information such as phone number, address, or e-mail address, or if you choose to withdraw your student, please contact the school office.

Extra volunteer hours, special favors, or donations are not accepted in exchange for special preference.

By law, the only way to receive preferential treatment during enrollment is under the following circumstances: (1) a sibling is already attending the school or (2) a parent is a founding board member of the school (3) the student’s parent is a teacher employed by the school.

All students who apply for enrollment are entered into our lottery for randomized placement into the school as positions become available. Your application will remain in the lottery pool until selected, withdrawn, or a new open enrollment year begins.

Per federal law, the school is not authorized to maintain a waiting list longer than the open enrollment period.

In the acceptance e-mail notificaiton, instructions will be given on how to complete registration paperwork. Parents must complete the required paperwork within the time period specified.

To be enrolled means that your application was accepted through a lottery process, you have submitted all the necessary paprerwork, and a place has been reserved for your child to attend Jefferson Academy.

Jefferson Academy is an option for all Utah elementary-age students without admissions requirements, except in accordance with statute: Children must turn five (5) on or before September 1st of the school year to enroll in Kindergarten.  Applications received for children who are not old enough to attend school for the school year they are applying for will not be accepted. Any student who has been expelled from any school, including Jefferson Academy, during the preceding 12 months, may be denied enrollment.

Your application will remain within the lottery pool for another opportunity in the subsequent month’s enrollment lottery, should space be available.

Enrollment is reserving a spot for a child in the school.  Registration is your commitment to attend the school and authorizes Jefferson Academy to obtain official records from your previous school.

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Jefferson Academy
1425 S. Angel Street
Kaysville, Utah 84037
Phone: 801-593-8200
Fax: 801-660-6996