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2018-2019 Open Enrollment Application Announcement

Syracuse Arts Academy’s (SAA) Open Enrollment (OE) period for the 2018-2019 school year will begin on Tuesday, January 2, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. through Wednesday, January 31, 2018. The first lottery will be held on Thursday, February 1, 2018. Any openings that become available after February 1st will be filled on an as-needed basis throughout the year using a computerized lottery process.

Families will be notified via e‐mail of their child’s acceptance into the school and through the computerized lottery program. Families selected will be notified of the next steps in the registration process and what timeline they will need to follow.

Please keep in mind if you are enrolled in the 2017-2018 school year and your child has not been selected, you will need to re‐enroll in the database for the 2018-2019 school year. They will not be “rolled over” to the next school year. Preferences for teachers, administrators, board members, or siblings of current students will be in accordance with our charter application and state and federal laws. Every effort will be made to accept all siblings within an individual family, but this may not be possible due to capacity on class sizes. 

Although students currently attending SAA will not be placed in a lottery each year, we will ask families to “recommit” each year and/or complete an Annual Policies Acknowledgment. More information will be sent home to parents in January 2018. 

The school does not discriminate in its admission policies or practices on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, disability, or any other protected classification.

If you have any questions regarding Open Enrollment, please contact the following:

CAMPUS GRADE LEVEL CONTACT PHONE

Antelope Campus - Elem

(Grades K-6) Jeannie Mineer (801) 779-2066, option 1

Antelope Campus - Jr. High

(Grades 7-9)

 Jennie Carbine (801) 779-2066, option 2
North Campus - Elem (Grades K-6)  Keri Wigdahl (801) 827-0540


Registration Notices

Admission Procedures

Non Discrimination
Syracuse Arts 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.

Beginning of Open Enrollment Period
The Lead Director will select a time period each year to begin the Declare Intent Process and when to begin accepting student enrollment applications for the next school year.  These dates will be posted on the school’s website in accordance with state law. State law currently requires a 60-day notice be provided before the beginning of the next year’s Open Enrollment.

Ending of Open Enrollment Period
The school will continue to pull students from the lottery process as directed by the Lead Director throughout the year.

If a student is not selected prior to the end of the current school year, the enrollment applications will not be automatically carried over to the next school year.

Enrollment Procedures
To be considered for enrollment, interested families will complete an online Enrollment Application asking for general student demographic and parent contact information.  This Enrollment Application will provide an option to select campus preferences.

In accordance with Utah Law, Syracuse Arts Academy shall enroll an eligible student who submits a timely application, unless the number of applications exceeds the capacity of a program, class, grade level, or the charter school.  

 

If the number of applications exceeds the capacity of a program, class, grade level, or the charter school, the charter school shall select students on a random basis, except as provided in Subsections (4) through (8).

 

Utah Law has provided some exceptions to the rule in regards to enrollment priorities.

 

According to 53G-6-502, a charter school may give certain enrollment preferences.  Syracuse Arts Academy has elected to give enrollment preference to the following applicants:

  • a child or grandchild of an individual who has actively participated in the development of the charter school;
  • a child or grandchild of a member of the charter school governing board;
  • a sibling of an individual who is presently enrolled in the charter school;
  • a child or grandchild of a teacher or administrator of the charter school;
  • a student articulating between charter schools offering similar programs that are governed by the same charter school governing board;

Priorities

In the event the number of applicants exceeds the established ceiling, the priorities will be as follows:

  1. Returning students of that campus. 
  2. Student of Founding Member Transfers
  3. Student of Founding Member
  4. Student of Board Member Transfer
  5. Student of Board Member
  6. Student of Teacher or Administrator Transfer
  7. Student of Teacher or Administrator
  8. Transfer Siblings (depending on window of request)
  9. Transfer Students (depending on window of request)
  10. New Siblings
  11. New Students

Eligibility 

  • To be eligible for sibling preference, the student must be sibling of a student currently enrolled.  See 62A-4a-101(33) Sibling “a child who shares or has shared at least one parent in common either by blood or adoption.”
  • To be eligible with teacher or administrator preference, the employee must work a minimum of 20 hours per week.

The Office for Civil Rights (OCR) enforces four federal statutes that prohibit discrimination in programs and activities that receive federal financial assistance from the Department of Education (ED). SAA does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age. This institution is an equal opportunity provider and employer, read our USDA Non-Discrimination Statement for more information.