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Enrollment Information

Please note: For the 2023-2024 school year, all potential kindergarten students must be 5 prior to September 1, 2023.

Enrollment Procedures

We are no longer accepting direct applications for the 2023-2024 school year. Any open seats may be filled only from the 2023-2024 waitlist in the order students are listed. 

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 waitlist using our online form linked above. The 2023-2024 priority lottery was held on March 6, 2023 at 7:00pm. Any seats that open after the lottery will be filled from the waitlist in the order students are listed.

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.  Notice of acceptance for the 2023-2024 school year has been completed. If a seat should open during the year, we will contact parents to fill the opening in the order of the waitlist.

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. 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;

    Note: Per Idaho state regulations, students who live outside Idaho may not be included in the priority lottery. If you are moving to Idaho, residency in the state must be established before an application can be completed. Students who move out of Idaho after acceptance in the lottery will be subject to out of state tuition fees. For the 2022-2023 school year, tuition for K-5 is $803.09 per month and tuition for grades 6-8 is $662.41 per month. Tuition is due at the beginning of each month to retain the student’s seat.

Students currently enrolled in Hayden Canyon Charter will be placed in a seat for the upcoming year unless we are notified in writing that they will not be returning. Please do not submit a lottery applicatino for returning students.

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

Wait List

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.

All prospective students who have been entered into the lottery for the current school year, or completed a waitlist application after the lottery close, will be given the opportunity to enroll in the grade applied for at Hayden Canyon Charter if a seat becomes available before the next lottery, regardless of race, color, national or ethnic origin, religion, gender, social or economic status, or special needs.

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