What happens after I enter Open Enrollment?
***This application is for the 2020-21 school year only. For mid-year enrollments for this current school year, please fill out the 2019-20 application to be placed on the mid-year waitlist.***
The first open enrollment period for school year 2020-21 is from Oct 1, 2019-Nov 30, 2019. Notifications will be made in early December. The second enrollment period is from Dec 1-Dec 31 with notifications being made in early January. A third enrollment period is from Jan 1-Feb 1, with notifications being made in early March. A fourth enrollment period is from Feb. 2 to March 31 with notifications being made in early April. Enrollment applications dated after March 31 will be processed on a space available basis.
During any open enrollment period, if demand exceeds available slots, an enrollment lottery will be held. During each enrollment period, a certain percentage of available slots will be allocated. Some available slots will be held to the next enrollment period in order to finalize numbers as the school waits to get enrollment information from continuing students. All expected and remaining intitial open enrollment slots will be available during enrollment period three.
Residents of Vineyard and Lindon are given a neighborhood enrollment preference.
An offer of admission is made via email. Offers are made on an individual basis to each student and not by family. We do our best to keep families together. The Offer of Admission and Registration form must be signed within 5 days or the offer is considered declined. Parents must also submit any required supporting documentation such as birth certificates and immunization records within 30 days of registration or the offer is considered declined. A student who does not arrive for the first day of school is considered declined, unless the parent has made contacted with the office. Once an offer is declined a parent must start over in the open enrollment process and receive a new acceptance letter.
Initial open slots for 2020-21 are:
- Kindergarten: 150
- First grade: 40
- Second grade: 5
- Third grade: 5
- Fourth grade: 5
- Fifth grade: 3
- Sixth grade: 2
Additional slots may open based on how many current students return. However, these initial slots will be filled at a minimum. For purposes of the lottery, seats are filled in order of Kindergarten to Sixth grade.
Tours: Please call the front office at 801-785-6500 if you need to schedule a tour or to meet with our admin team.
It is very important that supporting documents are submitted by the listed dates for completing the registration packet and before your students attend. Documents can be emailed, faxed, or mailed. Please note, by Utah Statute, you can only register at one school at any given time.
After filling out the Registration Packet, you must submit supporting documents in order to finalize enrollment. Students may not begin attending classes until after all documents have been received. Documents must be submitted within 30 days of completing the registration packet.
Registration Information includes:
- Completed Registration Forms
- Original Birth Certificate
- Current Immunization Record
- Accommodation Information (if applicable)
- Current copies 504 or IEP plans
- Franklin Discovery Academy will request records from your student's current school upon registration
- Proof of Custody / Guardianship (if applicable)
Franklin Discovery Academy - Vineyard does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, status as a disabled individual, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, genetic information or protected veteran’s status, in employment, treatment, admission, access to educational programs and activities, or other school benefits or services.
Utah State Law governs student transfers between Utah’s public charter schools and school districts.
If a student has accepted enrollment to Franklin Discovery Academy for the school year and the parent wishes to withdraw the student from Franklin Discovery Academy for enrollment in another Utah charter school or school district, the parent of a student enrolled at Franklin Discovery Academy must obtain approval from both the Franklin Discovery Academy administration and the Utah school district or charter school in which enrollment is sought. The Franklin Discovery Academy administration will provide such approval once notice of approval by the new school has been received.
If a student wishes to enroll at Franklin Discovery Academy but has accepted enrollment to another Utah charter school for the school year, the student’s parent must obtain approval from both the Franklin Discovery Academy administration and the Utah charter school in which the student is already enrolled. Student records will be released as soon as all appropriate paperwork is completed.