Enrollment Policies

Admission Policy

 

Promontory School of Expeditionary Learning is a public charter school that does not discriminate on the basis of disability, race, creed, color, gender, national origin, or religion. Promontory School of Expeditionary Learning admissions and transfer policies comply with the Utah Code 53A-1a506.5.

 

Promontory serves Kindergarten through 8th grade, with 2 classes per grade and a maximum of 25 students per class (50 students per grade). In filling the school with students, the mission of Promontory School of Expeditionary Learning is considered at every applicable instance. This mission is:

 

To provide a rich educational environment that views learning as an Expedition and uses the study of Great Thinkers to cultivate the value of excellence and the love of knowledge. Using investigation and discovery to make connections to ideas and our community, we empower children to embrace challenge, act with humanity, and become the Great Thinkers of the 21st century.

 

Promontory fills its student enrollment based on the following priority:

 

1. Open Enrollment
Once a student has been admitted to the school through an appropriate process, he or she may remain in attendance through subsequent grades. A new applicant for admission to the charter school, however, would be subject to the lottery if, as of the open enrollment closing date, the total number of applicants exceeds the number of spaces available at the school. Open Enrollment dates will be publicly announced and will adhere to Utah State Statute.

2. Lottery Selection
A lottery is a random selection process by which Promontory admits applicants. Promontory will use a lottery if, during the open enrollment period, more students apply for admission to the charter school (in any grade) than can be admitted. During a public meeting, an accepted lottery process will be used to select students. The random drawing will begin with 8th grade, proceeding down through Kindergarten, and each student is assigned a number identifying the order in which they are drawn. Following the lottery preferential enrollment is addressed. Afterwards classes are filled to capacity using the sequence obtained from the lottery drawing.


When a student is admitted to the school through the process, all siblings of that student are admitted immediately, if space is available. If space is not available for a particular grade, that sibling will be placed on the waiting list. Students not selected will remain on a waiting list, preserving the order as determined by the lottery, giving preference to siblings of attending students. Promontory will notify applicants of the lottery results within 2 weeks. Students placed on the waiting list will be given the opportunity to attend the school if openings become available during the school year. Families will be notified and students have 3 school days to accept the opening. Students who apply after the enrollment period will be admitted as space allows or will be added to the waiting list through subsequent lotteries.

 

Transfer and Withdrawal Policy

Student transfers between Utah's public charter schools and school districts are governed by Utah State Law.


Transferring to Promontory
If a student has been offered a position at Promontory and wishes to accept, the student's parent must complete the Notification of Transfer and Request for Records Form, obtain the required signature from the student's current school, and submit it to Promontory administration before the deadline provided in the student's acceptance letter.

Withdrawing from Promontory
If a student has accepted enrollment in Promontory and the parent wishes to withdraw the student from Promontory for enrollment in another school, the student's parent must complete the Notification of Intent to Withdraw Form and submit it to Promontory Administration in order to complete the withdrawal of the student.
Student records will be released as soon as all appropriate paperwork is completed.