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HCC Enrollment Procedures

Applications for the 2020-2021 priority lottery are now closed.

Please note: In accordance with Idaho State law, Hayden Canyon Charter requires all students who are not currently enrolled at Hayden Canyon Charter to apply for the lottery each year, despite previous year’s applications to Hayden Canyon Charter.

Families can apply for Hayden Canyon Charter either through our online form or by printing an application by clicking the PDF Application button above. Paper applications can also be picked up at the school once it is officially open. Applications can be mailed to PO Box 693, Hayden Idaho 83835 until the school has officially opened, then they can be mailed to or dropped off during regular school hours at the school’s main office. Applications deadline for Fall 2020 priority lottery are due by 5:00pm (PDT), February 14, 2020. Any applications received after this deadline will not be entered into the priority lottery which will be held on February 18, 2020, but will be placed in order of their receipt after those who applied through the lottery.

Annual Lottery

Hayden Canyon Charter is a public charter school open to any student regardless of race, color, national or ethnic origin, religion, gender, social or economic status and/or special needs. Each year Hayden Canyon Charter has a limited number of openings for new students. When receiving more applications than spaces available, we will hold an annual priority lottery in the spring each year as outlined below. Applications for the priority lottery will be accepted from the time the notice of application opening is made until February 14, 2020 at 5:00pm. If unable to submit your application online please use the printable lottery application. You can click here for a printable lottery application or pick up an application at our school office once our school has opened. Notice of acceptance for the 2020-2021 school year will begin by February 25, 2020.

The HCC board reserves the option to extend the enrollment period, or have a second chance priority lottery, if target enrollment is not met during the initial lottery process.

Admissions and Lottery Procedures

HCC will be open to all students on a space-available basis. No student will be denied admission based on ethnicity, creed, gender, disability, or place of residence. Priority in the lottery is based on primary residence at the time of the lottery. Proof of Current Residency is required to complete any student application. Examples of qualifying Proofs of Residency include: utility bill, mortgage statement, or lease agreement (which includes rental date). Full-day kindergarten tuition is $250 per month. Out-of-state students will be assessed tuition rates based on the cost of education at HCC. HCC will follow an equitable selection process through a random selection in order of preference as follows:

HCC Priority List for Lottery

    1. Students already enrolled at HCC;
    2. Children of founders and full-time employees, provided that this admission preference shall be limited to not more than ten percent (10%) of the school’s capacity;
    3. Siblings of pupils already enrolled in HCC;
    4. Prospective students residing in the primary attendance area of the school;
    5. Prospective students residing in Idaho, but outside the primary attendance area of the school;
    6. Prospective students residing outside the state of Idaho (note: For the 2018-19 school year the out-of-state tuition charge was $678.41 per month. We will update the tuition fee to reflect the 2020-2021 school year once it becomes available).

Students already enrolled in Hayden Canyon Charter do not need to reapply for the lottery.

The primary attendance area may change in subsequent years to accommodate students within 1.5 miles of HCC should student demand exceed enrollment capacity of the school. Admission preference groups are subject to change if required by revisions to Idaho Code 33-5205 and/or IDAPA

Waiting Lists

When more students apply for seats than are available at the school, waiting lists for each grade will be developed. Students will be placed on the list according to the order they were drawn respective to their priority group. When a seat becomes available, the first student on the waiting list will be given the first opportunity to fill that seat. If a student or the student’s parent or guardian does not accept an offer of enrollment by the date designated, the student’s name will be removed from the list and the next eligible student will be offered the seat. Wait lists will not carry over from one year to the next.

When a class is full, any student application received after the priority lottery deadline will be placed at the end of the wait list for their grade.

Notification of Enrollment Opportunities

In accordance with IDAPA, HCC will ensure that the public notification process of enrollment opportunities will include the dissemination of enrollment information, taking into consideration the language demographics of the attendance area, at least three months in advance of the enrollment deadline established by HCC each year. The information will be posted in highly visible and prominent locations within the attendance area of the school, as well as, on the school’s website. In addition, HCC will ensure that this process shall include the dissemination of at least one press release or public service announcement to media outlets such as television, radio, and newspapers that broadcast within the area of attendance of the school as well as through online social media and website venues, or through printed publications disseminated within the area of attendance of the school. HCC will ensure that such announcements are broadcast or published by such outlets on at least three occasions, beginning no later than fourteen days prior to the enrollment deadline each year. Enrollment information shall advise that all prospective students will be given the opportunity to enroll in the public charter school regardless of race, color, national or ethnic origin, religion, gender, social or economic status, or special needs.

Please note, Hayden Canyon Charter does adhere to Idaho Code 33-201 regarding age requirements for students enrolling at HCC.


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