Admissions Info Sessions, Tours & Shadow Days

Admissions Information Nights, School Tours and Shadow Days

Salt Lake Arts Academy is a public charter school enrolling 408 students in grades 5-8; we will enroll 420 students beginning in the 2021-22 school year.  We charge no tuition and admit students from across the State on a space-available basis. By law, we select students through an admissions lottery, where students are randomly selected from all applications received. Our application deadline for the 2021-22 Admissions Lottery is midnight on  February 19, 2021.  If we have more applications than spaces available, students are placed on a wait list. To see our detailed Admissions Policy, click HERE.  

 Our upcoming 5th grade class will have the most openings each year.  Openings in 6th, 7th and 8th grade vary by year, but can be limited due to our low student turnover. Once your student has been accepted at SLArts, they are accepted for their entire middle school career, unless they withdraw.  Preference is given to siblings of current and alumni students, children of faculty members, and children of members of the school's Governing Board.

To help students and families decide if Salt Lake Arts Academy is right for them, we conduct multiple Admissions events throughout the school year.  Due to Covid-19 in the 20-21 Admissions season we are hosting more, smaller Admissions Information Sessions, to be able to physically distance between guests.  Each In-person session will be limited to 25 guests and 5 -7 staff.  Just as in years past, we strongly encourage prospective families to attend one of these events. This is your chance to hear more about our school, look around, meet some current students and ask questions

We are also holding two Virtual Admissions Information Sessions - to receive the Zoom invite, please email [email protected].  We hope you can join us on one of these Admissions Information Sessions. Sign up here for the session that works best for your family!

  • Wednesday, January 6, 9 a.m.
  • Monday, January 11, 5:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday, January 19, 5:30 p.m. via Zoom - no need to sign up, just  hop on! Join Zoom Meeting!
  • Wednesday, January 27, 9 a.m.
  • Thursday, January 28, 5:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, February 3, 9 a.m.
  • Tuesday, February 9, 5:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday, February 16, 5:30 p.m. via Zoom -- no need to sign up, just  hop on! Join Zoom Meeting - no need to sign up, just  hop on! Join Zoom Meeting:
Each Admissions Information Session  will begin  with a presentation from our leadership team, with time for Q&A, and will conclude with a tour of our school facility.  If you need special accommodations please let us know. Parents and prospective students are invited! 
If you cannot join us for an Information Session, you may sign up for a Thursday morning tour, at 9 a.m.  These tours will be led by our Registrar or 8th Grade Ambassadors, and are designed to give you a quick overview of the school in action.  Face masks must be worn at all times by everyone in our school.

Traditionally, in late February, after the lottery draw, accepted students are invited to attend a Shadow Day, where they can experience a day in the life of a SLArts student.  We will announce our Shadow Days later in the winter, dependent on Covid-19 risk status and whether our students are learning in the building, or remotely!

For the answers to many questions we receive about our school, please check out the Admissions Info and FAQ sheet below!