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Enrollment/Lottery Overview

Alturas International Academy 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 Alturas has a limited number of seats available for new students. 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 Alturas. Alturas International Academy will follow Idaho Code 33-5205. We hold an annual lottery where names are randomly drawn, openings are filled, then those not offered a seat are placed in order on a waiting list. Our annual lottery is held on the first Friday of April and is for students entering kindergarten through 8th grade. Every year online applications for the lottery will be accepted from mid-January until March 31. Offers of enrollment for the next school year will be made following the lottery.


How to apply for the This School Year (2018-19):

Alturas will open online lottery applications for the 2018-19 school year mid-January. Please check back at that time to submit the online lottery application. Students must be 5 years old as of September 1, 2018 to enter Kindergarten and 6 years old as of September 1, 2018 to enter 1st Grade per Idaho Code 33-201.

Online applications submitted will receive an email confirmation. We will accept lottery applications through March 31, 2018 11:59pm and we will conduct the lottery the first Friday of April. Applications received after the deadline will be added to the bottom of the final selection list for the appropriate grade. School tours will be offered from January through March.

2018-19 Wait List Application * (Kindergarten through 8th Grade)  *One application per child.

2018-19 Wait List as of Sep 27, 2018 (Wait List does NOT carryover to next school year)

More Detailed information about the lottery process

All potential students wishing to enroll in Alturas International Academy must complete a lottery application. Applications may be completed using the online application form. Applications must be submitted to Alturas International Academy by March 31 11:59pm.  The lottery is held the first Friday of April. Applications received after the deadline will be added to the bottom of the final selection list for the appropriate grade. Prospective students will be placed in priority groups as follows:

  • First Priority – Students returning to Alturas International Academy.
  • Second Priority – Children of full-time employees, children of the Founders, provided that this admission preference is not more than ten percent (10%) of the capacity.
  • Third Priority – Siblings of students already enrolled or selected by the lottery.
  • Fourth Priority – Prospective students who reside within District 91, District 93, or Shelley District 60.
  • Fifth Priority – Prospective students who reside outside of District 91, District 93, Shelley District 60.

Offers of enrollment will be made via e-mail within 3 days of the lottery (please make sure to check your spam/junk email folders).  *Acceptance must be made to the school by the date posted on the offer.  If no response is received by the date posted, the seat is forfeited and the child’s name is removed.

 *This timeline may be shortened to 24 hours between August 15 and September 15.

Lottery/Wait List FAQs


Special Education and 504 Services: Alturas International Academy, District 495 offers, free of charge, special education and 504 services to those students who meet federal and state requirements. All information regarding a student's ability level is confidential and protected through Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). If you have questions about the programs and referral process, please contact the school office.