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Charter & Lottery FAQ's

What is a lottery?

Since the number of applicants exceeds the established ceiling, students are selected by lottery. When a student is chosen, siblings of the applicant (within the same household) are also invited for admission, provided there are openings. Students currently admitted are given preference for re-enrollment. Siblings of admitted students are given preference relative to other applicants.

Hawthorn Academy will not discriminate in its admission policies or practices on the same basis as other public schools may not discriminate in their admission policies and practices. 

What is my child's chance of being accepted?

This cannot be determined due to the number of students applying each day for a limited number of openings in the school as students move out.

As per the amendments 2014 and 2017 approved by the Utah State Board of Education, Hawthorn currently serves the following number of students in each grade:


How long is the list?

This cannot be determined due to the number of students applying each enrollment period for a limited number of openings in the school.

Where is my child on the list?

The office does not give out this information. The lottery is run several times each year, and positions change each time the lottery is run.

When will I be notified of an open position?

If a student is accepted in our first open enrollment lottery, the parents or guardians will be notified by email shortly after the first lottery is held on Monday, January 29, 2018. If a student is accepted following the fist open enrollment period, you will be notified on an ongoing basis. Positions are filled throughout the school year as they become available.

What if I change phone numbers or email addresses, or want to modify my enrollment application?

If you need to update your personal information such as phone number, address, or e-mail address, or if you choose to withdraw your application, please use your confirmation number and log into the enrollment website to make any necessary changes.

Is there anything I can do to improve my child's chance of getting in?

By law, the only way to receive preferential treatment during enrollment is under the following circumstances: (1) a sibling is already attending the school or (2) a parent is a founding board member of the school. Extra volunteer hours, special favors, or donations are not accepted in exchange for special preference.

What if I forgot my confirmation number?

Please call the enrollment secretary at your campus of choice for this information.

When the school is at capacity, can I be placed on a waiting list?

Per 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.

What are the state requirements regarding withdrawal from a charter school?

Hawthorn Academy follows the Utah State Code when transferring students from our school to another school. To transfer a student to Hawthorn please see our lottery page to fill out an application.