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Frequently Asked Questions

What can I use to show proof of residency?
The following are considered proof of residency, at least two of the following must be provided. Please note, the submitted documentation must include your legal name and the physical address of the student’s current residence.

  • Mortgage statement
  • Account statement from two different public utilities. Must show service address of residency and customer’s name; 3⁄4 statement page accepted. Cell phone bills are not accepted.
  • Account statement from bank or financial institution
  • Tax document directly from the IRS, Form W-2 or Form-1099
  • Medical or insurance provider statement, invoice, or explanation of benefits
  • Court documents (original or non-altered, and must have current address on the document for proof of Idaho residency)
  • Government or official correspondence to the residential address (must have legal name)
Does Hayden Canyon Charter charge tuition?
According to the State rules, only students who live out-of-state will have tuition fees.
In-state resident students are not required to pay tuition at public schools with the exception of full day kindergarten. Tuition for full day kindergarten students is $250/month.
How will I know if my child has been accepted for application?
After the lottery drawing is complete, you will receive an email that indicates the status of your child within their grade level, and whether a student was drawn first giving their siblings priority status. The email will also include the date you need to notify the school if you intend to your enroll your student in Hayden Canyon Charter.

You will receive a separate email for each child on your lottery application. Please be patient as we send these emails, and know that they may come minutes, or even hours, apart.

How does sibling priority affect the lottery process?
If a child is drawn first, it will give their siblings priority in the school or the wait list for their grade.

Please note, if the first child drawn chooses not to enroll at the time of registration, the other students within the family will lose their sibling priority status, moving them back to their original lotteried position.

What is the process if my child is offered enrollment?

Responses to seat offers via the link in the email must be received within 48 hours of the email offer being sent.  We will make 1 phone call to the primary number within the offer acceptance time frame as a notice that the email has been sent.  

What happens if I don't respond to the offer of enrollment?
If you fail to notify the school your student will be enrolled, we will make an effort to contact through two different forms of communication as provided on the student application. If we do not hear from you regarding the offer of enrollment by the acceptance deadline, the seat will be given to another student.
What happens if there is an opening in the middle of the school year?
If there is an opening mid- year the first student on the waiting list for the grade in which the opening occurred will be offered the open spot.
Can I still apply if the lottery deadline has already passed?
Yes. When applications are received after the lottery deadline, the student will be placed at the bottom of the grade level list for which they qualify.
Do I have to re-apply each year?
Yes. Idaho Statute requires that the waiting list for all charter schools be re-drawn annually. This means that if your student did not gain application in the prior year, but was on the waiting list, you will still need to re-apply each year until they are accepted.
How old does my child have to be enrolled in kindergarten?

Per Idaho Code 33-201, a child must be five (5) years of age by September 1st of the school year they will enroll in kindergarten.
For the 2023-2024 school year, your child must be 5 by September 1, 2023 to enroll in kindergarten at HCC.

Can I apply for my child to be in both full day and 1/2 day Kindergarten?

No, per Idaho State Regulations a student may only be lotteried for 1 seat at a time. If a duplicate application is received, it will void the first application and your student will only be lotteried for the seat indicated in the second submission.