Anser Charter School


Admissions – Enrollment Information

Anser 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 Anser has a limited number of openings for new students. We hold an annual lottery where names are randomly drawn, then placed in order on a waiting list. Anser’s annual lottery is held on the third Thursday of February at 1:00pm and is for students entering kindergarten through 8th grade. Applications for the lottery will be accepted from January 1st of each year until 48 hours prior to the lottery.  Please click here to use the online lottery form beginning January 1st.  If you are applying after the lottery has been completed  or cannot submit your application online,please use the printable lottery applications.  Please click here for a printable lottery application.Click here for a printable lottery application in Spanish. We strongly encourage you to complete the application online. Online applications submitted will receive a confirmation. Other applications will not. Offers of enrollment for the next school year will be made following the lottery.

Enrollment Tours and Open House:

Prospective parents are strongly encouraged to attend an Enrollment Tour and the Open House. These parent only events give families great information about what they can expect at Anser. Enrollment tours are scheduled November- February at the times below. Due to the high volume of applicants we are unable to do private or alternate tour times.

Lottery Open House: Tuesday February 2nd 6:00-6:30 Self guided tour, 6:30-8:00 Education Presentation.

Enrollment Tour Dates. All tours begin at 9:30am and last approximately one hour.

Wednesday November 18th

Wednesday December 2nd

Tuesday December 15th

Wednesday January 6th

Tuesday  January 12th

Wednesday January 20th

Tuesday February 9th

Admissions – Lottery Process

All potential students wishing to enroll in Anser Charter School must complete a lottery application. Applications can be completed using the online application form. Applications can also be mailed to the address provided on the application or faxed to the school, please click here for Anser contact information. Applications must be received by Anser Charter School on or before  the Third Tuesday of February, by 12:00pm. Applications received after the deadline will be added to the bottom of the final selection list for the appropriate grade.

If the capacity of the school is insufficient to enroll all prospective students, a lottery shall be utilized to determine which prospective students will be admitted to Anser. Anser Charter School will follow Idaho Code Section 33-502 (j). Prospective students will be placed in priority groups as follows:

  • First Priority – The first priority group of Anser Charter School will include the children of full-time employees, children of the Founders (provided that this admission preference shall be limited to not more than ten percent (10%) of the capacity of Anser Charter School
  • Second Priority – The second priority group is siblings of pupils already enrolled or selected by the lottery
  • Third Priority – The third priority group is students who reside within the Boise School District
  • Fourth Priority – The fourth priority group includes students who reside outside of the Boise School District

Offers of enrollment may be made via e-mail, telephone or residential mail. Acceptance must be made within 48 hours of when the offer is made or of the date the offer was delivered, as verified by the U.S. postal Service. If no response is received within 48 hours, the child’s name will be moved to the bottom of the waiting list. This timeline may be shortened to 24 hours between August 15 and September 15.