Enrollment at Forge


The Forge Lottery will take place on Friday, March 5th! 

While the deadline for accepting applications for the lottery has passed, we encourage you to still apply via our waitlist application! We are still accepting applicants for Grades K-9 for the Fall of 2021.

Forge International is a school of choice, offering students in K-9th grades a FREE public education. Forge is currently working toward authorization from the globally renowned International Baccalaureate (IB) Organization. We prepare students to become true citizens of the world, equipped to participate and engage in local and global issues.

  • Forge is a free, public charter school of and for our community.

  • Hablamos Espanol! Forge students begin learning Spanish in Kindergarten; developing analytical skills, and unlocking a world of possibilities.

  • Forge students can stay where they start - Forge will be a K-9 school by fall of 2021, and will grow into a K-12 school by 2024.

  • Forge believes that community is important, and strives to make the world a better place.

  • Forge students develop strong foundational skills in early math and reading, starting with our free, full-day kindergarten.

  • Forge is an inclusive learning community where everyone has a voice.

  • Forge develops inquiring, knowledgeable, and caring young people.

When is the Lott
The Enrollment Lottery application is now CLOSED. However, students can be added to our waitlist by completing the Waitlist Application. The actual Lottery draw will take place at Forge International on March 5 at 10 am, in the Forge Gym. The lottery is open to the public.

Lottery Process:  The Idaho Legislature established the lottery process for charter school admission through Idaho Code Statute 33-5206(11). As a brief overview, all applicants are placed into grade-level-specific 'Lottery Priority Groups' as follows and are drawn in order based on the below groupings. Current students will automatically be re-enrolled through a verification process.  

  • First Priority: Board approved Founders children
  • Second Priority: Siblings of students already selected by the lottery, and students of full-time Forge employees
  • Third Priority: Students that are transferring from Sage International School
  • Fourth Priority: Applicants that reside within Forge International's primary area of attendance 
  • Fourth Priority: Applicants that reside outside Forge International's primary area of attendance  

Lottery Draw Results will be posted on Forge International School's website by March 9th. Please Note: When the lottery results are posted, it is NOT the final list. This is only the order in which each child has been drawn. We have to adjust the lottery due to sibling preference - SEE Second Priority. (Example: A 4th grade student was drawn and will be enrolling at Forge. This student has a 1st grade sister who was not drawn and is on a waiting list. However, since her brother was drawn, she now has sibling preference and is moved up the list and able to enroll.)

Offers for Enrollment:  All students that secure placement during the lottery will receive an email from Forge International providing an 'Offer for Enrollment’. Offers for enrollment must be accepted within 48 hours. If a response is not received within 48 hours, the student’s name will be moved to the bottom of the waiting list.

Students that do not secure placement during the lottery will be placed on a waitlist and, when space becomes available, will be contacted.

Waitlist: Once the Enrollment Lottery Application closes, you can still apply for the Waitlist, and offers will be made as availability occurs. Enrollment is a process, and offers for enrollment are made through the summer. Waitlists do not carry from year-to-year and are replaced yearly from the results of the annual enrollment lottery. 

Non-DiscriminationForge International School does not discriminate on the basis on race, color, religion, and national or ethnic origin in its educational and admissions policies and affords to all students the rights, privileges, programs and activities made available at the school.

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