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Fill out the ONLINE INTENT TO ENROLL FORM, beginning October 1 and prior to the third Friday in February of each year for the following fall. You will have to fill out your family information and then add your children. If you have difficulties filling out the form or don’t have access to the internet, please call the school at 801-796-5646 so we can assist you in completing the form. You can mail the form to 125 N. 100 East, Pleasant Grove, UT 84062 or fax it to 801-785-4934 if you cannot access the online intent to enroll form.

John Hancock Charter School enrolls up to 190 students. If enrollment exceeds capacity during the open enrollment period, then the classes that exceed capacity will go to a lottery as required by the law.

After the open enrollment period has ended you will be notified if your child(ren) may be enrolled. You will then be given time to complete the enrollment process by registering your child(ren).

If you fail to register your child(ren) during the time allotted you will forfeit their positions in the school.

While you may fill out an intent to enroll form for more than one school, we do require that you only be registered at one school at a time.

JHCS will use the charter school standard application form as prescribed by the State Board of Education. All intent – to – enroll forms and applications must be submitted via JHCS’s website or hardcopy to the school beginning October 1 of each year until the third Friday in February.

Parents will be notified of the open enrollment dates via at least one announcement in each of the following: newspaper, JHCS website, community billboard, and JHCS marquee. The newspaper, website, and community center announcements will be printed in both English and Spanish.

Parents of enrolled students must notify JHCS of their intentions to continue or terminate enrollment for the following year in writing by the third Friday in February.

The computer-generated random lottery will be held on the second Thursday of March or at the scheduled March board meeting. All parents will be notified of their child’s acceptance or position on the lottery by March 31 via email, a phone call, or a letter sent by the U.S.P.S. JHCS must receive written acceptance of the offer by the student’s parent or legal guardian by the second Friday in April. Failure to provide written acceptance by this time will constitute a rejection of the position. JHCS will notify the student’s current school when enrollment has been completed at JHCS no later than the second Friday in May. Parents must complete all necessary forms and provide the necessary documents to enroll a child at JHCS; this process must be completed within five working days after accepting a position at JHCS.

If a vacancy occurs because a student has withdrawn from JHCS, JHCS may immediately enroll a new student from the school’s waiting list of applicants. Students who fail to attend the first five days of school will be dropped from the school roster and will be notified in writing.


John Hancock Charter School has been the best school for my kids! This is the eighth year I've been at JHCS and I can say that no other elementary school- charter or not- can provide a better experience, a better team of teachers and staff members, a better curriculum for their students, or a better environment to learn in. Those who are lucky enough to get into John Hancock Charter School feel as if they are part of one big family. The director and Principal of the school- for fifteen years now- has done an outstanding job making John Hancock Charter School one of the best schools in all of Utah!

Jeanie C.

I love John Hancock Charter School. They have amazing teachers and staff, small class sizes, and really inspire a love for learning. While not the most aesthetically pleasing campus, they use all resources and money to go directly back to help the students which is obviously most important.

Jess P.

Joining JHCS has been one of the best decisions my husband and I have made for our children. They are receiving a top notch education and are growing and flourishing in their schoolwork. What doesn’t show up in their test scores are the extras that make JHCS stellar. The emphasis on a growth mindset and the encouragement to learn beyond the classroom will help them throughout their entire lives.

Nicole M., Parent