How do I apply for enrollment?
You will need to complete an online lottery application. See above for the link. Applications are accepted year-round and are available in January for the upcoming school year. The lottery is held around March with specific dates announced on our website. Applications entered after the lottery is held will be added to the bottom of the waitlist.
How are students accepted?
Students are accepted through a lottery process. Excelsior Academy will hold a lottery once a year and through the lottery students are placed on a waitlist. As seats become available in each grade, students are invited, beginning at the top of the waitlist, to fill any vacancies.
How many students are accepted?
Excelsior Academy is chartered to enroll 1,415 total students. In grades K-5, 135 students per grade, and in grades 6-8 , 200 students per grade.
How will I be notified if my student is accepted?
Parents are contacted through email and a phone call. Please remember to keep all contact information updated. Further information on the registration process is given once the school is notified of your intent to enroll in Excelsior Academy.
When will I be notified if I am accepted?
The first group of students that are accepted will be notified within 5 business days of holding the lottery. Parents are given a period of time to accept or decline enrollment.
The process is continued for any openings throughout the school year.
If I am not accepted, will I be notified?
No. Only students who have been accepted from the wait list are notified. If you do not hear from us you can assume nothing has changed with your enrollment status.
What if I transfer my student from a charter school back to a district school?
Utah Code 53A-1a-506.5 Charter school students - Admissions procedures - Transfers: (3) The parent of a student enrolled in a charter school may withdraw the student from the charter school for enrollment in another charter school or a school district by submitting to the charter school:
(a) on or before June 30, a notice of intent to enroll the student in the student's school of residence for the following school year;
(b) after June 30, a letter of acceptance for enrollment in the student's school district of residence for the following year;
(c) a letter of acceptance for enrollment in the student's district of residence in the current school year;
(d) a letter of acceptance for enrollment in a nonresident school district; or
(e) a letter of acceptance for enrollment in a charter school.
It is the policy of Excelsior Academy Charter School to not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age or disability in our education programs.