POLICIES AND PROCEDURES: ENROLLMENT

Admissions

Nahunta Hall will not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, gender,  gender expression, sexual orientation, disability, religion, ethnicity, national origin, or ancestry. 

Currently enrolled students must have all accounts up to date to be admitted for the following year. The signed acceptance letter, all enrollment paperwork and the non-refundable materials and activities fee must be submitted on-time or the student may forfeit their spot for the upcoming year. 

Preferential enrollment may be given to, but is not guaranteed for, returning students, children of employees of Nahunta Hall and siblings of students already admitted to or attending Nahunta Hall.

Immunization Requirements

All students must submit proof of current immunization. A student who has received at least one dose of each required vaccine and is currently on schedule for subsequent immunizations may be conditionally enrolled.

Dual Enrollment

Nahunta Hall offers “dual enrollment” to students who desire to be simultaneously enrolled at Nahunta Hall as well as in a home school, public school, distance school or a regularly established private school. 

The parents/guardians of a student who wishes to enroll in both Nahunta Hall and another school must meet with the administration prior to enrollment to develop an enrollment plan that will meet the best interests of the student and address the logistical issues related to dual enrollment. 

New Student Assessment and Orientation

New student assessments take place in August of each year. Assessments vary by grade and assist teachers in identifying holes in each student’s academic knowledge. Assessments are not a consideration factor for admission.

New Student Provisional Period

All new students are admitted on a 30 day provisional enrollment period beginning the first day they attend class. In the case of exceptionally poor performance or behavior, the administration will hold a parental conference before the end of the provisional period to determine whether the student will be allowed to continue at the school, and if so, under what conditions. 

New and continuing students may be dismissed for failure to comply with attendance, academic, and financial requirements or if the student or parent fails to abide by established standards of conduct, as outlined in the family handbook. 

Transfer and Withdrawal

Withdrawal requests must be submitted in writing by August 1st. After this date, families facing unexpected financial hardship or other extenuating circumstances may petition the school board for special consideration or accommodation. Withdrawal from Nahunta Hall is finalized once all books and materials (including library books) are returned, any required paperwork is completed and all outstanding balances are paid. Upon finalization of withdrawal, school records (transcripts and grade reports) will be sent to the student’s new school.

Student Records Management

Access to Student Records by Custodial and Noncustodial Parents

Nahunta Hall shall allow a custodial parent and a noncustodial parent of a child the same access to their child’s education records. 

However, Nahunta Hall will not allow a noncustodial parent access to the child’s education records if:
(a) a court has issued an order that limits the noncustodial parent’s access to the child’s education records; and
(b) the school has received a copy of the court order or has actual knowledge of the court order.

Dissemination of Information about Juvenile Offenders

The dissemination of any information about Nahunta Hall students between agencies and other schools shall be consistent with Utah State Law, including applicable time periods and protection of private information.

The Administration shall determine which staff members have authority to receive private information about students, depending upon the offense and the circumstances. 

A dispute regarding the dissemination of information shall be decided in favor of a student’s rights to privacy, except in the event of apparent imminent danger to persons or property.