Admissions

 

2017-2018 Open Enrollment

Monticello Academy currently has 750 students enrolled in grades K-10, approximately 75 students in each grade level. Those interested in applying as a new applicant for any grade level are encouraged to attend an orientation meeting before submitting an application. Applications can be submitted online during the open enrollment period January 1 2017 - March 3, 2017. Our orientation meetings will be held on Thursday, January 12, 2017 from 5:30-6:30 pm and Thursday, February 9, 2017 6:00 - 7:10 pm. Students that have not been admitted from the previous lottery are also encouraged to attend an orientation meeting and are required by law to submit a new application to enter the lottery. Parents will be notified regarding a student's acceptance by email and/or phone. Applications are located on this website under the "Online Registration" link.

New this year -  We will be holding a high school orientation for parents of current 8th-10th grade students on January 12,  2017 from 7:00 - 8:00 pm. This meeting will answer questions regarding our 9th -11th grade high school program. Parents of current students and parents of applicants are encouraged to attend this orientation. 


Admissions and Lottery Policy

Application Period

The Monticello Academy Board of Trustees designates the enrollment period. All applications received on or before the closing deadline will be eligible for enrollment consideration, regardless of the order received.

Preferential Enrollment

Federal and State laws recognize the propriety of preferential enrollment under certain circumstances. Siblings who live in the same household as students who are enrolled at Monticello Academy and are not habitually truant are given preferential enrollment status. Preferential enrollment will also be granted to children of Trustees and Founding Committee members who had a significant role in the establishment of Monticello Academy. Students with preferential enrollment status who are withdrawn from the school do not receive preferential status for readmission, unless the withdrawal was due to a hardship.

Lottery

If the number of applications for enrollment exceeds the maximum number of students for any grade level, students in that grade level who do not have preferential enrollment status will be selected by random lottery. Each year a new lottery is held.

Lottery Process

Each student in the lottery will have an equal opportunity to be selected for enrollment in the school. When a student is randomly selected, the siblings of that student will also be selected for enrollment, subject to space remaining in the respective grade levels of those siblings. To guarantee fairness, each student name will be mathematically weighted so that family size does not give an unfair advantage in the lottery.

Waiting Lists

Students not selected will be eligible for enrollment as space becomes available in the order determined by the lottery. Additional applications received after the enrollment period deadlines will be considered for enrollment in the order they are received after the names in the original lottery have been exhausted. Waiting lists do not extend to subsequent years.

Credit and Graduation Requirements for Transfer Students

Monticello Academy will approve credits and grades received from accredited public or private schools that align with or are comparable to the coursework and requirements of Monticello Academy. Credit earned at a school accredited by the Utah State Board of Education or the Northwest Association of Schools and Colleges is accepted according to equivalency. Credit earned at non-accredited schools must be reviewed by the Credit Review Committee. In addition, students who transfer to Monticello Academy must meet all Monticello Academy graduation requirements.

Student Registration

Students are officially enrolled at Monticello Academy when a parent or guardian has completed any registration paperwork required by the administration. Registration forms may include, but are not limited to, disclosures and acknowledgments regarding uniform standards, discipline policies, or any other necessary items. Students may not be enrolled without providing a current birth certificate and proof of current immunizations. Acceptance in the admission lottery does not guarantee a position in Monticello Academy. The school reserves the right to set reasonable deadlines for enrollment after a family has been notified of acceptance.