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Lottery Policy

Admission to Legacy Preparatory Academy

 

Legacy Preparatory Academy is part of the public education system and offers enrollment for students in grades K-9.

LPA complies with all federal and state admission policies, which include an open admission, and will not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, age, gender, handicap, or any other specification protected by law.

 

Current Students: Currently enrolled LPA students in good standing* who request continuing enrollment by a date designated each school year will be guaranteed placement for the following school year.

 

Prospective Students: All parents wishing to enroll new students in Legacy Preparatory Academy must submit an online application; which includes the required information for each prospective student.

 

Open Enrollment and Lottery

Open enrollment is for all families with new students for the upcoming school year including:

• Any non-registered children and siblings of LPA founding families.

• Any non-registered siblings of students that are already registered and attending LPA for the current school year.

• All other non-registered students who wish to attend LPA.

 

Submission of a New Student Inquiry does not guarantee enrollment of applicant during the open enrollment period.

 

When the capacity for any grade level has been reached, enrollment will be held in accordance with state and federal law to conduct its application and enrollment procedures using a random lottery.

 

Lottery enrollment enables charter schools to cap enrollment at the population size authorized by the charter with the State Board of Education. Charter schools are unable to receive any per-student funding beyond their charter’s target enrollment.

 

Notification and Response Deadlines:  Parents will be notified via e-mail and/or phone.  It is the responsibility of parents to ensure that the school has their current contact information and to respond in a timely manner to an offer of admission.  Legacy Preparatory Academy will attempt to contact parents regarding their child’s admission a minimum of two times.  If the parent cannot be contacted or is non-responsive within a designated time period, the available space may be offered to another waiting student.  Response deadlines are calculated from the first attempted contact as follows:

 

Date of First Attempted Contact

Response Deadline

Lottery through June 30

2 weeks

July 1 through July 31

1 week

August 1 through First Day of School

48 hours (2 working days)

First Day of School through September 30

24 hours (1 working day)

 

Final Registration: Parents who accept admission are provided with required registration materials to complete student registration as well as a firm deadline for submission of all registration materials. If the designated registration deadline is not met, the available space may be offered to another waiting student.


Lottery Procedures

During the lottery, names will be drawn randomly one at a time. As a student is selected, their siblings will also be offered a placement, as requested and possible. This process will continue until school enrollment capacity has been reached.

The total number of students to be accepted at LPA for each school year will be determined prior to the lottery.

 

Wait List

The law calls for a Lottery/Wait List when student enrollment population has reached the state allotted cap.

Wait Lists are prioritized as follows:

•         Children of Founders

•         Siblings of registered students* who are in good standing at their current school and request enrollment by the designated date each school year

•         Children of LPA staff

•         Students articulating from another charter school which has an articulation agreement with LPA

•         All other registration requests

 

When student numbers have been assessed and it is determined there are openings; families with students on wait list will be notified of their acceptance. Upon notification of acceptance,

a signed copy of an acceptance form must be returned to Legacy Preparatory Academy with the  completed registration forms within 10 days to start the enrollment process. If acceptance form is not returned within the allotted 10 days of notification it is determined the space is unclaimed and will be offered to the next student on the wait list.

 

Information regarding student status on the waiting list, or chances are of being drawn will not be given out, as staff cannot provide answers to these questions.

 

Continued Enrollment for the next School Year

After the initial Open Enrollment/Lottery/Wait List the school will continue to accept New Student Inquiry applications. The new applications received after the closing date of the Open Enrollment will be placed on the wait list and will be processed in the order in which they are received.

 

Please Note: In accordance with Utah State Law, children must turn five (5) on or before September 1st of the school year in order to enroll in kindergarten. Children who do not meet the age requirement will not be enrolled.