Enrollment Process

Step 1


Click the button below to start the enrollment process.

Open enrollment for the the 2022-2023 school year will start on December 1st and go through January 31, 2022. After that the school will accept applications and offer enrollment only if seats are available. 

2022-2023 Open Enrollment Application

Step 2

Accept or Decline Seat

An offer for an open seat will be sent through email. Parents should actively be checking their email as an offer for an open seat can come at anytime. 

Applicants must accept or decline the seat by the deadline listed in the email in order to continue with Step 3.

Step 3

Upload Documents

Applicant will be asked to upload documents required by the State in order for a student to be considered enrolled with the school. 

  • Birth Certificate
  • Immunization records or Exemption Form
  • Transcripts
  • Residency verification

Applicants must upload all documents by the deadline listed in the email notification. It is the responsibility of the parent to gather these documents in advance and to actively watch for this email from the school.

Enrollment disclosures

*2022-2023 Available seats during open enrollment

*The above chart is required to be posted annually on the school's website and may not accurately reflect available seats after open enrollment has closed. The wait list changes frequently and we encourage interested parents to still apply.

Open Enrollment Policy/ Lottery

Open enrollment for each new school year begins on December 1st and end on January 31st of each current school year. The School enrolls current students first for any new school year, and then conducts a lottery when the number of students making application to the school exceeds the enrollment capacity in any grade, class, or program within the school. A lottery will be held if the total seats available are less than the number of applications received. The lottery will be conducted on the 1st Thursday in February. 

During the lottery, the school begins enrolling students in the highest grade that has open seats, working its way to the younger grades. As students are accepted, sibling applicants are accepted as well if their are openings in their particular grade. The process continues until the school's enrollment cap of 550 is reached or until all grades with openings have been accepted.

The school's full Lottery and Enrollment policy can be viewed here. Press "submit" on the next page to see the policy.

Wait List

Any student who does not get offered a seat during the lottery will be placed on a wait list.  

After the Open Enrollment period closes and the lottery is conducted, the school will continue to accept students and they will be placed on a wait list in the order they are received. 

Wait lists are not carried over from one year to the next. Students interested in enrolling must apply annually.

Preferential Enrollment

While the lottery selects students at random, preference is given to the following individuals in any lottery consistent with applicable state laws.

Order of Preference

  1. Children of founding parents
  2. Children of faculty and staff
  3. Children of members of the Board of Trustees
  4. Siblings of currently enrolled students

Sibling preference is granted beginning with the highest available grade and moving down. If preference is granted to a sibling, that student is placed in the next available slot on the appropriate grade list following the order of preference above. Sibling preference is in place only while the first-placed student remains enrolled. If the first-placed student, who qualified siblings for preferential enrollment is withdrawn before October 1, any siblings will lose preferential status and move back into their place in the lottery.

Non-discrimination Statement

Lumen Scholar Institute (the School) is a public charter school open to all Utah students without discrimination and on the same basis as other public schools. The School will consider the application of any student who submits a timely application and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, gender, ability, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, proficiency in English, or national origin. Admissions, enrollment, and transfer procedures comply with Utah Code 53A-1a-505 which governs such processes in the State of Utah. 

Special Education Child Find

The Special Education department is attempting to identify all children with disabilities who enroll at Lumen Scholar Institute.

If a child is having significant difficulty with vision, hearing, speech and/or behavior or is experiencing slow development atypical for his/her age, physical impairments or learning difficulty then he/she may be a child with a disability. Disabilities that could interfere with education include: autism, deaf-blindness, deafness, emotional disturbance, hearing impairment, intellectual disabilities, multiple disabilities, orthopedic impairment, specific learning disabilities, communication disorders, traumatic brain injury and visual impairment. Federal law mandates the provision of free educational programs and/or services for such persons.

If you know of a student who might qualify for special education services, including a student suspected of having a disability even if he/she is advancing from grade to grade, please contact the Special Education Department.


If you are the parent of a child with an Individualized Educational Program (IEP) enrolled in a public school, the school is required by Utah Code Section 53A-1a-704 (10) to inform you of the availability of a scholarship to attend a private school through the Carson Smith Scholarship Program. Information on the CSS is available on the Special Education Carson Smith Scholarships USBE website.