Enrollment FAQ

What are the requirements to attend Monticello Academy?
Monticello Academy is part of the public education system and must be open to all students, without discrimination, as is the case with as other public schools. If the number of students applying to enroll in a charter school exceeds the capacity of the school or its programs, classes, or grade levels, then those to be admitted are chosen at random from among the applicants, subject to certain preferences:
  • Students whose parents were actively involved in the development of the charter school (“Founders”)
  • Students who have a sibling currently attending the charter school
  • Students whose parent is a licensed classroom teacher in the charter school

Any student who has been expelled from any school, including Monticello Academy, during the preceding 12 months will be denied enrollment (Utah State Code 53A-11-904(3)).
All kindergarten applicants must be 5 by September 1, 2013 in order to apply.

What is Open Enrollment?
Charter schools offer a set period of time to accept applications. Most use the deadline of the third Friday in February.  All applications turned in during the Open Enrollment will be placed in a random lottery.

Why do you have to have a lottery?
Charter schools are required to hold a lottery if they have more applicants than spots available.

When is the Open Enrollment?
Open Enrollment at Monticello Academy will be announced at a later date.

What are the chances of my child being accepted at Monticello Academy?
Your child’s chances of getting accepted are based on the number of applications we receive, the number of openings we have, and the number of people who will accept or decline our offer of enrollment.  These numbers fluctuate, so we are unable to predict your child’s chance of being accepted to attend Monticello Academy.

How can I improve my child's chance of being accepted at Monticello Academy?
There is no way to improve your child’s chance of being accepted. We must use the lottery generated wait list.  Please DO NOT send photos or letters with your application. We only use the application and will destroy letters and photos.

Do I need to resubmit an application each year?
Yes. We are required by the state to hold a lottery every year to generate our priority/wait list.

I submitted an application recently, is it necessary for me to submit again?
Yes. If you recently applied, we took your information and added it to our database in order to notify you when our Open Enrollment period begins.

I submitted an application, but I did not receive a confirmation.  Should I submit another application?
If you did not receive an email confirmation within five school days, please email admissions@monticelloacademy.net to confirm. We will research your application information and let you know if you need to submit another application.

How will I know if my child has been accepted?
Email is the fastest way for us to notify families they have been accepted. We will also send you registration information/forms.

My contact information has changed, how do I update my information?
Please send your updated information to admissions@monticelloacademy.net

Can I visit Monticello Academy?
Yes. You may visit Monticello Academy during our Open Enrollment Orientations.

Why  should I attend an Orientation?
Monticello Academy is a school of choice. Every charter school has a different mission and different curriculum. In order to make an informed decision about your child’s education, we encourage all applicants to attend an orientation. Our orientation gives parents the opportunity to learn more about Monticello Academy, ask questions, and tour our facility.

My child currently attends Monticello Academy; do I need to participate in Open Enrollment and the Lottery again?
You will only need to apply for school-age siblings who are not currently attending Monticello Academy.  If we have more siblings apply than spots available, we will also need to run the siblings through the lottery. 

How many grade levels are taught at Monticello Academy?
Monticello Academy is a Kindergarten – 9th grade public charter school.  We do not offer pre-school. We have been approved for a high school by the State Charter Board. However, we do not have an opening date for the high school at this time.

How much does it cost to attend Monticello Academy?
Monticello Academy is a publicly funded school so we do not charge tuition or fees to our elementary students. However, we do charge student fees for grades 7-9.

How big are class sizes at Monticello Academy?
There are 75 students per grade level, so class sizes are around 25 students per class. Music and PE/Health classes may exceed 25 students.

What time does school start and end?
The first bell rings at 7:55 students are required to be in their classroom and in their seats by 8:00 am.
School dismissal begins at 3:00 pm Monday–Friday. 

Do I have to live in West Valley to attend Monticello Academy?
No. Monticello Academy is a school of choice and open to any student regardless of where they live. However, you are responsible for your child’s transportation to and from school.

Is there a school uniform?
Yes. Monticello Academy requires students to wear the school uniform every day.

What are the State Rules for Enrollment and Withdrawal of students?
53A-1a-506.5.   Charter school students -- Applications -- Deadlines   (c) The rules under Subsection (1)(a) shall prevent the parent of a student who is enrolled in a charter school or who has accepted an offer as described in Subsection (1)(b)(iii)(C) from duplicating enrollment for that student in another charter school or a school district without following the withdrawal procedures described in Subsection (3).

     (3) The parent of a student enrolled in a charter school may withdraw the student from the charter school for      enrollment in another charter school or a school district by submitting to the charter school:


   (a) on or before June 30, a notice of intent to enroll the student in the student's school of residence for the following school year;

   (b) after June 30, a letter of acceptance for enrollment in the student's school district of residence for the following year;

   (c) a letter of acceptance for enrollment in the student's school district of residence in the current school year;

   (d) a letter of acceptance for enrollment in a nonresident school district; or

   (e) a letter of acceptance for enrollment in a charter school.