Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's)

The Smart Choice by SchoolMint Online Lottery Application Process

Q. How long does it take to complete the online application process?

Typically, the process should take roughly 5 minutes.

Q. What if I do not have access to a computer?

You can submit the application from a mobile device or you can contact the school for assistance.

Q. Once I've submitted the application electronically, how will I know that the submission is successful?

Once the application is submitted, you will receive an email confirmation.

Q. Should I allow anyone else to use my account?

Each user is responsible to maintain the integrity of any information entered in the Smart Choice by SchoolMint Lottery Application system. This includes, but is not limited to, passwords or personal information about you or your student.

Q. My account has been disabled because I've attempted to login too many times. Should I set up another account?

No. Please contact the school office for assistance.

Student Selection Process

Q. Are students selected based on a first-come, first-chosen process?

All eligible applications submitted by the application deadline will be entered into the lottery. Students are selected based on pre-defined, Board-approved criteria such as: preference for siblings already attending or a general applicant.

Q. How is the lottery conducted?

The lottery is conducted in accordance with pre approved guidelines and state and federal law. The online system randomly selects the students based on their priority groups such as sibling attending or general applicant.

Q. When will parents be notified if they are selected to participate in a program?

Parents will receive notification by email if their child has been selected once the lottery has been completed.

Q. What if my child is not selected for the initial lottery process?

If your student is not selected, lotteries will continue to be run throughout the year. If your student is not selected by the end of the year, you will need to reapply for the next school year. Enrollment applications are not carried over from one year to the next.

AAU Mission & Vision

Mission
Ascent Academies of Utah’s network of schools utilizes the Schoolwide Enrichment Model to build a strong educational foundation and to provide an enriching, individualized and varied educational experience to all students.

Vision
Ascent Academies of Utah will accomplish its mission by: (i) offering each student an opportunity to find and develop his or her own unique profile of gifts and talents; and by (ii) providing all employees with exceptional development opportunities through professional learning communities, networking, and partnerships.