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What is a lottery?

Since the number of applicants will 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.

Utah Mountain School 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.

When can I enter my child into the Lottery for the new school year? 

Every year in January the Lottery opens for the next school year.  Offers of enrollment will be sent until all slots are full and remaining students will be placed on a waiting list.  As openings occur, offers of enrollment will be extended to students in the order in which they are on the wait list.

How long is the list? 

This cannot be determined since the number of students enrolled in the lottery is constantly changing as people apply.

Where is my child on the list? 

You can check your student’s placement on our waitlist at any time by calling the school at 385-205-9118.

What is my child's chance of being accepted?

This cannot be determined due to the number of students applying each day.

How often is the Lottery run? 

The Lottery for the upcoming school year begins in January or February.  After that point, it is conducted weekly, as needed. When we receive notification that someone is moving, we will extend offers to students in the order in which they are on the wait list.  You will receive an email if your child has been offered a spot at our school.

When will I be notified of an open position? 

If your child is drawn from the lottery you will be notified as soon as they have been selected. You will be notified by e-mail. Parents/guardians will have a given number of days to accept/reject an open position when it is offered.  It is possible for a position to open during the school year. Parents should consider in advance if they are willing to move their child after school has begun in the fall.

How will I know if my child has been accepted? 

You will receive a phone call or e-mail. If you go on vacation, please be sure someone can check your messages or e-mail while you are away.

What if I change phone numbers or email addresses or want to modify my enrollment application?

If you need to update any of your personal contact information such as phone number, address, or email address, or choose to withdraw your application, please contact the school at 385-205-9118.

Is there anything I can do to improve my child's chance of getting in? 

By law, the only way to receive preferential treatment during enrollment is under the following circumstances: (1) a sibling who is presently or was previously enrolled in the school; (2) a parent or grandparent is a founding board or governing board member of the school; (3) a child of an employee of Utah Mountain School. Extra volunteer hours, special favors, or donations are not accepted in exchange for special preference


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