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Admission Policy

UAA Student Admission Policy

UAA is a public charter school, open for admission to all Utah high school student’s grades 9-12. All students must apply for admission. Once admitted, returning students must also supply a written statement of intent if they plan to return as a continuing student. The following time-lines/guidelines will apply to the admission policy:

October 1st

UAA will begin collecting applications for the following school year (one year in advance). For example: Students applying for admission for the 2023-2024 school year can apply after August 15th, 2022.

Application Deadline

(Rule 53A-1a-506.5). The application deadline is the first Friday in February. Notification will be made on the second Friday of February. Additional lotteries may be held to fill open student vacancies.

14 Day Rule

Written notice of acceptance or denial of an application sent to parents from UAA must be made within fourteen days of notification of acceptance. If transferring from another school, written notice will be made by UAA to a student’s current charter/district high school or upon acceptance of enrollment at UAA (Rule 53A-1a-506.5iv). This date also applies to returning students. Enrollment is only guaranteed when registration forms have been completed and a $50 non-refundable processing charge is received. Students will have 30 days to complete the registration process before their slot is given to another student in the lottery pool.

April 30th

Acceptance must be received after the admission acceptance offer from the student’s parents to Utah Arts Academy by established deadlines and procedures.

Current school year transfers/new students

Students wishing to enroll/transfer to UAA after Nov 1st may only be enrolled for 2nd semester. Students wishing to enroll or transfer to UAA after April 1st may be enrolled for the next school year.

All applicants who are not prior students, siblings or faculty children will be subject to admission by the UAA Lottery Policy (see Lottery Policy for UAA).