Enrollment and Lottery Policies

Enrollment Policy

Utah International will admit all eligible pupils who submit an application during the open-application period, unless the number of applications exceeds the capacity of the school.

If the number of applicants exceeds the capacity of the school, students will be selected on a random basis by a lottery, except that preference may be given to the children of teachers and staff who are employed full time or part time by UICS for any number of years or for any partial year.  However, no more than five percent of the school’s student population may be enrolled as children of founding families or children of staff.

Utah International will communicate the opening of the school and the open-application period to the community through informational open houses, press releases, posters, public service announcements in all types of media, school district information on school options, community meetings in neighborhoods and with community organizations,  web site, applicable social media, and any other available media or publicity outlets.

Utah International prohibits discrimination based on race, creed, color, gender, religion, ancestry, disability, or need for special education service.

Eligibility for Admission

Students enrolling after the second week of each school year must provide a signed withdrawal form from their previous school.   Students should not withdraw from their previous school until they have applied to and been accepted at Utah International.  Utah International will not admit the following students:

Students expelled from other schools due to safe schools violations.

Students with unresolved disciplinary actions at other schools.  This includes students on suspension or on alternative placements due to serious discipline matters.  When the suspension or alternative placement is complete, Utah International may admit the student.

Students who have been referred to truancy court by their previous school, unless the truancy court has authorized the transfer.

Lottery Policy

After holding places for returning students and their siblings for the upcoming year, Utah International will conduct a lottery for students between the 5% allowable for preference and the school’s capacity annually if the number of applicants exceeds the number of available slots for the upcoming year.  The lottery will be held on the third Friday of February, with winners notified the following week.  Each applicant in the lottery will be assigned a number during the lottery process.  Lottery winners must accept admission in writing by March 30 or their space will be offered to a student on the waiting list.

Utah International will maintain a wait list of applicants who are not admitted, in the order in which they were selected in the lottery. Applicants on the waiting list will be contacted and offered admission as slots become available due to students who decline admission or through attrition.