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Mountain Sunrise Academy!



Applications Open Jan 13!


  Applications for the 2023-24 School Year will open January 13!

  • Mountain Sunrise Academy is a free public charter school open in Saratoga Springs, Utah for students in kindergarten through 8th grade.
  • Based on Utah statute, students must be 5 years old by September 1st in order to start kindergarten.
  • MSA will run their lottery March 21, 2023. Those who are selected will hear back by email the following week if they are able to enroll or if they are on the waitlist. If a grade level is not full, MSA will fill open spots from the waitlist until all available spots are filled. Once a grade is full, applicants will be kept on a waitlist in the order received and will be contacted when an opening becomes available.
  • All students who reside in Utah and submit a timely application will be considered for admission.

    *As of Oct 1, 2022, we have enrolled 509 students.  If you would like to apply for this school year and a class is full, you will be put on a waitlist and be contacted should an opening become available.

If you need assistance, please email register@mountainsunriseacademy.org or call (801) 882-2525.

How To Apply

  • Apply Online - Submit an online application by clicking the red "Apply Now" button at the top of this page.  Completion of this process places you in the applicant pool.
  • Lottery Process - If the number of student applications exceed the number of positions available, students will be randomly chosen to fill available positions; this process is referred to as a lottery.  All applicants in the lottery pool will be  considered, and a computerized lottery program will randomly select students. If students apply after the lottery, they will be placed on a waitlist in the order received.
  • Lottery Preferences - In accordance with Utah Code 53G-6-502, Mountain Sunrise Academy will give enrollment preference in the lottery to: (a) a child or grandchild of a founder of Mountain Sunrise Academy or serves on the MSA Charter Council Board of Trustees; (b) a sibling of an individual who is presently or previously enrolled in MSA; (c) a child of an employee of MSA.
  • Registration Process - Families will be notified via e-mail of their child’s acceptance into the school.  Accepted families will be notified of the next steps in the registration process and the timeline they will need to follow.

Non-Discrimination Assurances

Mountain Sunrise Academy is a public school open to all Utah students without discrimination and on the same basis as other public schools  that may not discriminate in admission policies and practices. The  Office for Civil Rights (OCR) enforces four federal statutes that  prohibit discrimination in programs and activities that receive federal financial assistance from the Department of Education (ED). MSA does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, gender, ability, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, proficiency in English, national  origin, sexual orientation, or age.

Admission, enrollment, and transfer procedures will comply with Utah Code.

Utah's 529 Education Savings Plan

Utah schools work hard to increase financial literacy among students and their families through Utah’s 529 educational savings plan.

Utah’s 529 Educational Savings Plan