enrollment information

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prospective parent information session

Because our school is not offering informational tours this year, due to the virus, we offered a virtual Prospective Parent Information Session on March 9 2021.  If you missed that information session, the recording can be sent via email for you to watch.  We are not planning to offer additional virtual information sessions this year, so watching the recorded session is the best alternative.  Email info@wasatchwaldorf.org to request the link to the information session recording.

 

enrollment at wasatch

A lottery will be held to randomly award seats at WWCS for spots that become available for the next school year.

Parents may submit an application for enrollment by clicking the link on this page, for the year you are interested in.

In accordance with Utah state law, applications may be made available several years in advance. Also in accordance with state law, Wasatch Charter School will accept applications and run an early lottery for kindergarten roughly 18 months in advance, in February. Lotteries to award seats for all grades, including any seats remaining in the lowest incoming grade, will be run in February for the following school year (roughly 6 months in advance). Additional lotteries will be run on an ongoing basis as needed, following the initial lottery draw. Parents will be contacted at any time after March if a seat is available and their child has come to the top of the waiting list. Please note: state law does not allow a charter school to carry over a waiting list from one year to the next. If your child does not get into our school one year, and you are interested in applying again for the next year, you must complete a new application for the new school year.

Wasatch Charter School accepts at least 80 new students per school year, with 80 seats available in each year's kindergarten.  In grades beyond kindergarten, the school typically accepts an additional 50-70 new students, with an average of between 2 and 8 openings in each grade, grades 1-8, each year.

It is recommended that parents attend a school tour to learn more about the Wasatch Charter School curriculum and approach prior to enrolling in the school. This may be done before or after submitting an application to the lottery system, but it is strongly requested that a tour is attended before fully enrolling, to ensure that Waldorf is a good fit for your family and child. School tours are offered the first Tuesday of each month during the school year (barring school breaks) at 9:00 am.  

NOTE FOR 2020:  School tours are suspended due to the pandemic.  It is unknown when school tours will resume.  The purpose of a tour in our school is much less about seeing the school's physical space, and more about the discussion of Waldorf education that we present as part of the tour.  It is important that prospective parents understand what Waldorf education is and how it differs from "typical" schools, before enrolling in the school.  In the absence of the Waldorf education discussion that happens during tours, the best option for parents is to do research about Waldorf education.  On the About page on this website, toward the bottom of the page, there are many resources that are a great place to start with researching Waldorf education.  There are links to articles and books, and some embedded videos that give a good idea of what Waldorf education is about.  In this unusual year, since we cannot do tours and have in-person discussions, please take some time to learn about Waldorf education, and then send an email to the contact listed on the website if you have further questions.

After the lottery is run each year in February, you may still add your student to the waiting list by clicking the link above for the appropriate school year. Families will be notified by email or phone if a spot becomes available for their student. Notifications may come at any time, on a rolling basis, as space becomes available.


Transfer Information

If a student is currently enrolled in another public school, is offered a seat at Wasatch Charter School, and the parent chooses to enroll the student at WCS, the parent should inform the previous school that they will be leaving to enroll in a new school, and complete any withdrawal process requested by the former school.  Upon completion of the registration packet for WCS, WCS will send the "Transfer of Records" request form, as filled out by the parent in the WCS registration packet, to the previous school.  This will serve as an additional notification to the previous school that the student has withdrawn.  In the WCS registration packet, the parent will sign a form stating that their student is enrolled in only one public school at that time, meaning that the parent has completed the appropriate withdrawal process from the previous school.  The timeline for the process of enrolling in WCS is given in the acceptance email, including the deadline for turning in the registration packet, as the timeline varies depending on when in the year the student receives acceptance to WCS.  

If a student is currently enrolled in WCS, and the parent chooses to enroll the student in a different school, whether another charter school or a district school, the parent will inform WCS of the intention to transfer, via email to an administrator, by calling the main school number and informing the school secretary, or by printing and filling out the Withdrawal Form below, and submitting it to an administrator via email or in-person in the school's main office.  The Withdrawal Form constitutes the parent's intention to transfer their student to another school, and WCS will withdraw the student from enrollment in WCS either when the Withdrawal Form is received or on the date the parent indicates for withdrawal on the form.  It is then the parent's responsibility to complete the new school's registration process according to their policies, in order to be enrolled in the new school.  If the transfer is to take place between one school year and the next (during the summer break, when the student is not currently attending school), the parent should notify a WCS administrator of their intention to transfer, as soon as they enroll in the new school, without delay.  Students are not to be enrolled in more than one public school at a time, so it is the parent's responsibility to notify their current school of their intention to transfer, as soon as it is known to the parent that the student will be transferring.

Non-Discrimination Statement

Wasatch Charter School does not discriminate in admissions/enrollment, employment, or in any of its educational programs or activities on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, ancestry, age, religion or religious creed, disability or handicap, sex or gender, gender identity and/or expression, sexual orientation, military or veteran status,  genetic information or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state or local law.

When a Student is Accepted, Required Registration Information will include:

• Completed Registration Forms
• Original Birth Certificate
• Current Immunization Record
• Proof of Vision Screening (Kindergarten only)
• Special Education Information (if applicable) – If your student has been serviced in Special Education, we will need to obtain a current copy of the IEP or 504 so that our resource team can address the needs of your student. Wasatch Charter School will request records from your student’s current school upon registration.
• Proof of Custody / Guardianship (if applicable)

How many students may enroll?

Wasatch Charter School may accept up to 640 students, and the distribution among grades may vary from one year to the next based on numbers of applications in each grade. There are currently 30 to 90 students in each grade, depending on the grade.

How does the lottery process work?

Wasatch Charter School may accept up to 640 students, and the distribution among grades may vary from one year to the next based on numbers of applications in each grade. There are currently 30 to 90 students in each grade, depending on the grade.

How do I transfer to a new school?

Utah State Law governs student transfers between Utah’s public charter schools and school districts.

If a student has accepted enrollment to WCS for the school year and the parent wishes to withdraw the student from WCS for enrollment in another Utah charter school or school district, the parent of a student enrolled at WCS must obtain approval from both the WCS administration and the Utah school district or charter school in which enrollment is sought. The WCS administration will provide such approval once notice of approval by the new school has been received.

If a student wishes to enroll at WCS but has accepted enrollment to another Utah charter school for the school year, the student’s parent must obtain approval from both the WCS administration and the Utah charter school in which the student is already enrolled. Student records will be released as soon as all appropriate paperwork is completed.