Registration & Admissions

Registration

Online registration for the 2019-2020 school year will be available August 1, 2019. Please register your child(ren) NO LATER THAN August 9, 2019. Please click HERE to register online.

If you did not receive a letter from the Salt Lake School District with your child(ren)’s registration information please contact Nicole in the front office and she can assist you.

Admission

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 Nicole.

The open enrollment deadline for the 2019-2020 school year has passed. Applications are still being accepted, and new applicants will be placed on the waitlist in the order received.
If you applied before this year’s deadline but have not heard back from us, please call (801)578-8144 to inquire about your position on the waitlist.
We will begin accepting applications for the 2020-2021 school year starting November 1, 2019. The open enrollment deadline for the 2020-2021 school year is February 22, 2019. On February 25, 2019 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 23 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 next Prospective Family Information Nights will be hosted in November 2019, January 2020, and February 2020. These information nights start with a panel discussion at 6:30, followed by a Q&A session and a tour of the school. Childcare will be provided onsite.

If you wish to tour our school before these dates, please RSVP for one of the tour dates below, or contact the office at (801)578-8144 to arrange a time that works with your schedule.

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.

Please RSVP prior to 8:00 PM the day before your preferred tour date. Doing so will ensure that we have a parent available to conduct the tour and answer all your questions. RSVP HERE to secure your spot

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 2019-2020

Thursday, August 29

Thursday, September 12

Thursday, September 19

Thursday, October 10

Thursday, October 24

Thursday, November 7

Thursday, November 21

Thursday, December 5

Thursday, December 19

Thursday, January 9

Thursday, January 23

Thursday, February 6

Thursday, February 13

Thursday, February 20

Thursday, March 5

Thursday, March 19

Thursday, April 2

Thursday, April 16

Thursday, April 30

Thursday, May 14 (may be cancelled due to school wide testing)

Thursday, May 28 (may be cancelled due to schoo lwide 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 Nicole 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.