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 for 2014-2015:
Anser offers 1 hour enrollment tours November-February. The times are listed below. All tours begin at 9:30 am and are for parents only. Space is limited, so please call ahead to RSVP.
Tuesday November 6th, Tuesday November 18th, Thursday December 4th, Tuesday December 16th, Tuesday January 6th, Thursday January 22nd, Thursday January 29th and Tuesday February 10th.
Enrollment Open House for Prospective families: Thursday February 5th, 2015, 6:00pm-8:00pm. Anser’s teaching staff will present information about Anser and Expeditionary Learning. Student led tours and opportunities to speak with teachers at all grade levels and tour the classroom are also available. Student tours begin at 6:00pm and the presentation begins at 6:30pm in the Anser gym. This presentation is designed for parents, but prospective junior high students may also attend. We ask that younger students not attend if other arrangements can be made.
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:
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.