Enrollment at Forge

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Forge International School is part of the Sage International Network of Schools, a public charter school, and is mandated by Idaho Code Statute 33-5206, to hold an annual enrollment lottery when demand for enrollment exceeds the number of available spaces.

How to apply for the lottery.  We will begin accepting online applications on Friday, November 30th, 2018 for students entering Kindergarten through 5th grades* for the 2019-20 school year. Forge International will continue accepting applications until 5:00 PM on Monday, February 25th, 2019.  

* We are only accepting lottery applications for students eligible for enrollment during the 2019-20 school year The State of Idaho requires that students are 5 years old by September 1st, 2019 in order to attend Kindergarten (please refer to Idaho Code Statute 33-201) for the 2019-20 school year.

Informational Sessions for Interested Families and Students. Forge International will host informational sessions to allow interested students and families to learn more about Forge International and to get a preview of facility plans.  We recommend all interested families attend at least one session.   

When is the Lottery.  Forge International will hold its 2019-20 enrollment lottery on Tuesday, February 26th, 2019 starting at 9:30 am – location to be announced prior to that time. 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. As a brief overview, all applicants are placed into grade-level-specific 'Lottery Priority Groups' as follows and are drawn in order based on these groupings: 

First Priority: Board approved Founders

Second Priority: Applicants that are children of full-time employees or children of Sage International School.

Third Priority: Applicants that reside within Forge International's primary area of attendance – see link left  

Fourth Priority: Applicants that reside outside Sage International's primary area of attendance.  


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When are Lottery Results Posted.  The results will be posted on Forge International School's website by 5:00 PM on Wednesday, February 27th, 2019.

Offers for Enrollment.  All students that secure placement during the lottery will receive an email from Forge International providing an 'Offer for Enrollment’. Offers of enrollment must be accepted within 48 hrs. If a response is not received within 48 hours, the student’s name will be moved to the bottom of the enrollment or waiting list.  Students that do not secure placement during the lottery will be placed on a waiting list and, if space becomes available, will be contacted at that time.

 Waiting List. The results of each annual lottery create and offer of enrollment list and then a waiting list. Waiting lists do not carry from year-to-year and are replaced yearly from the results of the annual enrollment lottery. If you miss the enrollment lottery application period and online waiting list application is available on the Sage International School Website.

 Non-Discrimination:  Forge 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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