Enrollment FAQ

Complete the online enrollment application found here.
Because the number of applicants will likely exceed the school’s authorized enrollment capacity, students are selected through a random lottery. When a student is chosen, siblings of the applicant (within the same household) are also invited for admission, provided openings exist. In subsequent years, students currently admitted are given preference for re-enrollment. Siblings of enrolled students are given preference relative to other applicants.

WSA will not discriminate in its admission policies and practices.

Wallace Stegner Academy is open to all students and does not have admissions requirements, except in accordance with statute. Children must turn five (5) on or before September 1st of the school year to enroll in Kindergarten. Applications received for children who are not old enough to attend school for the school year they are applying will not be accepted and are encouraged to apply for enrollment the following year.

Additionally, any student who has been expelled from any school, including Wallace Stegner Academy, during the preceding twelve months, may be denied enrollment.

This cannot be quantified due to the number of students applying each day for a limited number of openings. Also, we are unable to predict when and how many student openings may occur based on the number of students who will accept or decline an offer of admission.
This cannot be determined due to the number of students applying each enrollment period for a limited number of openings.
We will have enrollment opportunities beginning in January of each year and continuing throughout the year as needed. After the first lottery of each year existing student numbers need to be assessed and siblings given preference, after which the lottery will be continued to fill any available openings. Any additional lotteries will occur in February or March. If your child is selected, you will receive an e-mail or a phone call. Parents/Guardians must either accept or reject the position within the period of time stated in the e-mail . If you choose not to attend, or if you do not contact the school within the given time frame, your student will be declined and removed from the lottery database and the position will be offered to another eligible student.
All acceptances are announced via email. Please make sure that you provide WSA with a current email address. It is the parents/guardians responsibility to ensure that the contact information in their children’s application is up-to-date. Wallace Stegner Academy is not responsible for outdated contact information or the inability to contact you.
If you need to update your personal information such as phone number, address, or e-mail address, please log into the enrollment website to make any necessary changes.
Some applicants are eligible to receive preferential enrollment, they include: (1) applicants with a sibling that is already attending the school; (2) an applicant whose parent is a “founding member” of the school; and (3) an applicant whose parent is a teacher employed by the school.

Extra volunteer hours, special favors, services, or donations are not accepted in exchange for special preference.

You may click on the “Resend Confirmation Number” link located on the Enrollment page and it will be emailed to the address provided on the application.
Pursuant to federal law, the school is not authorized to maintain a waiting list longer than the Open Enrollment period. All students who apply for enrollment must be entered into a lottery for randomized placement into the school as positions become available.
In the acceptance e-mail notification instructions are provided on how to complete registration paperwork. Parents must complete the required paperwork within the time period specified.
Each student’s application will remain in the lottery pool until they are accepted or the pool is closed for the school year. Each year a new lottery pool will begin and student applications will not be rolled over.
For 2016-2017, WSA’s authorized student enrollment is 690 students. Over the subsequent two years WSA’s enrollment will be increased to reach its maximum enrollment of 810 students; 90 students per grade for K-8. The maximum enrollment is dictated by the State of Utah.
Utah State Law governs student transfers between Utah’s public charter schools and school districts.

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

If a student wishes to enroll at WSA but has accepted enrollment to another Utah charter school for the school year, the student’s parent must obtain approval from both the WSA 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.