Public charter schools in Utah are required to have parents register through a lottery. This is because students can enroll from any district and the number of applicants exceeds the established ceiling. The lottery allows each student to have an equal chance to be chosen to attend. 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 does not discriminate in its admission policies or practices in accordance with Utah Code.