Admissions

Admission to The Open Classroom is open to all students entering grades K – 8.

Before you apply to the Open Classroom, we want to make sure you understand that this is a unique charter school. Take some time to look at the Philosophy and Family Involvement pages on this website. These pages will give you some idea of what we stand for and what we will ask of your family.

The Admission Process

It is now required that you attend either our Parent Information Night or a school tour to have your application included in our enrollment lottery. Be sure to sign in at either event. If you have already attended either of the above, our records will so indicate. If the scheduled times and dates don’t work for you, individual tours may be scheduled. Contact the school at 801-578-8144 and speak with Barb.

We will begin accepting applications for the 2017-2018 school year starting November 1, 2016. The open enrollment deadline for the 2017-2018 school year is February 17, 2017. On February 24, 2017 we will run a lottery in which each applicant is assigned a random number. Applicants with the lowest numbers will be given first access to any available spaces, and those applicants not placed will be put on a wait list. Applications received after February 17 will be placed on subsequent wait lists.

Fill out an online application form or mail, fax, or hand deliver the application to our main office.

Families will be notified of the lottery results two weeks after it is run. If your child is offered a space, we ask that you please let us know by the deadline stated in the letter you will receive whether or not you plan to enroll your child. If we do not hear from you by that deadline, we will offer the space to the next student on the waiting list. Applicants with sibling/s currently enrolled will receive priority.

Your child’s chances of being admitted vary, depending on how many applicants are applying and the number of available spaces.

For questions related to Admissions, please contact the Registrar at 801-578-8144 or registrar@ocslc.org

Visiting the Open Classroom

We strongly urge you to attend a tour to see what we’re all about. Parent information nights and tours are intended for parents/guardians and other interested adults. Please arrange child care during your visit, your child is welcome to visit the school at another time.

Parent Information Nights

Our parent information nights provide an opportunity to meet and ask questions of families who attend the OC. We will be holding three Prospective Parent Information Nights during the 2017-2018 school year; one in the fall, one after the break, and one shortly before the enrollment lottery. Our next Prospective Family Information Night will occur Wednesday, November 8th at 6:30.

Tours

Open Classroom tours are led by parent volunteers beginning at 9am in the library, on the upper level of the Lowell building at 134 D Street. No reservation is required, expect the tour to last 1-1.5 hours. During a tour you will have an opportunity to:

  • Learn more about our school from parents of OC students
  • Observe one or more classrooms
  • Ask questions
Tour dates for 2017-2018
  • Thursday, September 7th
  • Thursday, September 21st
  • Thursday, September 21st
  • Thursday, October 5th
  • Thursday, October 12th
  • Thursday, October 26th
  • Thursday, November 2nd
  • Thursday, November 16th
  • Thursday, November 30th
  • Thursday, December 7th
  • Thursday, December 21st
  • Thursday, January 11th
  • Thursday, January 25th
  • Thursday, February 8th
  • Thursday, February 15th
  • Thursday, March 1st
  • Thursday, March 15th
  • Thursday, March 22nd
  • Thursday, April 5th
  • Thursday, April 19th
  • Thursday, May 3rd * May be cancelled due to schoolwide testing
  • Thursday, May 17th * May be cancelled due to schoolwide testing

 

Observe a Classroom

If you have attended a tour and want to learn more, we encourage you to observe a classroom in action. You may come alone, or your child is welcome to come with you. Call the main office at 801-578-8144 or email Barb to be put in touch with a teacher who will schedule a time for you to visit.

Logistics

There are parking restrictions in the neighborhood around our campus, and you may need to allow extra time to find an appropriate parking space. Please remember that we are unable to accommodate children during open houses and or tours. We ask that you arrange child care in advance. Your child is welcome to visit the school at another time.