Utah Connections Academy Enrollment Checklist


Thank you for considering Utah Connections Academy for your child's education. Many families have found our online school program to be a better fit for their students. The information on this page will help you prepare for enrollment.

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Get Prepared for Enrollment Information


Do you have everything you need? Because Connections Academy is a public school, parents must submit state-required information and documentation for each student. You will save time and enrollment will go more smoothly if you are prepared!

Use the Enrollment Checklist below to gather the documents you will need. The checklist lists your state's requirements, plus tips to help you find documents you may not have. Once you have your documents ready, it’s easy to create an account and complete the enrollment forms in Connexus®, our online system.

Students who are currently expelled from their local school or district are not eligible to enroll.



What Documents to Have Ready

Please have the following documents available and ready to upload to Connexus:

Required Documents
The documents below are required for enrollment in Utah Connections Academy. Please submit or transfer information from the following:


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Child's Proof of Age


A copy of one of the following documents must be provided for every student to verify age eligibility. To avoid unnecessary delays, provide a copy of this document along with your enrollment documents.

  • Official birth certificate
  • Baptismal papers
  • Passport
Not Sure Where to Get That?

As a reminder, the age eligibility is as follows:

  • Kindergarten: Any student enrolling in kindergarten must be five (5) years old on or before September 1 in the school year for he or she is enrolling.
  • First Grade: Any student enrolling in first grade must be six (6) years old on or before September 1 in the school year for which he or she is enrolling.
  • Maximum Age: Any general student who turns eighteen (18) years old on or before September 1 will not be eligible to enroll. Any special education student who turns twenty-one (21) years old on or before September 1 will not be eligible to enroll.




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Proof of Residence (2 forms)


You must reside in the state of Utah and provide acceptable proof of residency to be eligible for enrollment in Utah Connections Academy. Students do not need to be withdrawn from their previous school prior to enrolling in Utah Connections Academy. Please complete the enrollment process and Utah Connections Academy will notify the student's previous district of the change in school.

Not Sure What is Accepted as Proof?

  • All applicants shall submit two of the following items showing your name and address to establish residency. You may send one Proof of Residency if you provide one of the following items; utility bill (electric, gas, water, or sewage), mortgage statement, lease agreement or most recent property tax statement. Items marked with an asterisk (*) must be dated within the last 60 days.
    • Gas, electric, water, or sewage utility bill, showing your name and service address*
    • Mortgage statement* or current signed lease agreement
    • Property tax statement
    • Cable bill*
    • Land line telephone and/or Internet bill (do not submit more than one from this category)*
    • Voter registration card
    • Valid Utah driver's license or other Utah photo ID (do not submit more than one from this category)
    • Bank statement*
    • Rent receipt*
    • Property deed
    • Letter from a government agency*
    • Payroll stub*
    • Credit card statement*
  • If you do not have any of these documents, please contact the enrollment team at 800-382-6010 to discuss acceptable alternatives.




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Child’s Proof of Immunization


All Utah Connections Academy students must provide evidence of their immunizations. A student who, at the time of school enrollment, has not been completely immunized against each specified disease may attend school under a conditional enrollment if the student has received one dose of each specified vaccine prior to enrollment and is completing the required immunizations as allowed by the medically required time periods between doses. Therefore, a student who enrolls under a conditional enrollment must complete all required immunizations within the designated period or be excluded from school.

Students who transfer from another state or from one Utah school to another must provide appropriate immunization documentation that satisfies Utah’s requirements.

The Utah School Immunization Record (USIR) is the official certificate of immunization for students in any Utah public, private, charter or parochial school. The USIR is commonly referred to as the “Pink Card” and is part of the student’s permanent school record.

Please submit one of the following:

  • A Utah School Immunization Record (Pink Card)
  • If the Utah School Immunization Record is not signed by a licensed physician, registered nurse, or public health official, it must be accompanied by a current copy of the student’s shot record signed by a licensed physician, registered nurse, or public health official.
  • Any immunization record signed by a licensed physician, registered nurse, or public health official.
Not Sure What Immunizations Are Required?

To enroll in kindergarten, a student must have written proof of receiving immunizations listed on the " Immunization Requirements for Kindergarten Entry 2017–18" webpage.

To enroll in the seventh (7th) grade, a student must have written proof of receiving immunizations listed on the Immunization Requirements for 7th Grade Entry 2017–18" webpage.

Where Can I Get Immunizations for My Student?

Immunizations can be obtained from doctor’s offices, clinics, or hospitals. Pediatricians and family doctors or their nurses or medical assistants can give your student the shots he or she needs to meet the requirements for school enrollment. In addition, some large chain pharmacies offer immunizations for older children and adults.

To locate a specific vaccination clinic in Utah, please use the "Vaccination Locator" webpage developed by the Utah Department of Health.

What if I Need Assistance Paying for Vaccines?

If you need assistance paying for shots/vaccinations, you may be able to get free or reduced immunizations through the following program:

  • Vaccines for Children (VFC) program is a federally funded program that provides vaccines at no cost to children who might not otherwise be vaccinated because of inability to pay. Children who are eligible for VFC vaccines are entitled to receive pediatric vaccines that are recommended by the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices.
Immunization Exemptions

A student may be exempt from immunizations for medical and personal belief reasons (including religious or philosophical beliefs). Students claiming a medical, religious or personal exemption must submit an official Utah exemption form to the school official. Any exemption form must be attached to the USIR.

  • Medical Exemption: The Medical Exemption Form may be obtained from the student’s physician and must indicate whether the exemption is for one or all immunizations. Medical exemption forms may be obtained from a licensed health care provider.
  • Personal Beliefs: If a religious or personal belief exemption is claimed, a Religious or Personal Exemption Form must be completed and signed by the parent/guardian. Religious and personal exemption forms may be obtained at any local public health department. A local health department representative must witness and sign the Religious and Personal Exemption Form.



Important Documents



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Prior Academic Records


All students who have previously attended public school, private school, or homeschool are eligible to enroll and will be requested to submit academic records for placement.

  • Report Card
    For students applying for grades K–9: Please submit a copy of the report card from the most recent school year.

    The following items should be included on the report card:
    • Student Name
    • Grade Level
    • School Year (example: 2016–17)
    • School Name
    • Grading Scale (example: 90–100%=A)
  • Unofficial Transcript
    For students applying for grades 10–12: Submit an unofficial transcript that includes the complete end-of-year grades from the prior school year and any academic documentation (such as a progress report/interim report, class schedule, or marking period/semester report card) issued for the current school year. Additional documentation may be requested for placement.

    The following items should be included on the unofficial transcript:
    • Student Name
    • Grade Level
    • School Year (example: 2016–17)
    • School Name
    • Grading Scale (example: 90–100%=A)
    • Credits Earned
Not Sure How to Get Your Child’s Report Card or Transcript?

  • Contact your student's previous school and request the document, providing them with the information outlined above, OR contact your school's district office with the request.

If after attempting these steps you still cannot obtain your student's report card or transcript, please contact the academic placement services team at 800-382-6010 to discuss acceptable alternatives.

Have Your Child(ren) Been Formerly Homeschooled?

If your children are currently homeschooled, please complete one of the two documents below. These documents will be available to you in Connexus.

  • Prior Academic History Form
    For homeschooled students in grades K–8: Complete the Prior Academic History Form indicating what courses were completed through a homeschool curriculum.
  • High School Homeschool Credit Form
    For homeschooled students in grades 9–12: Complete the High School Homeschool Credit Form indicating any high school level courses completed through a homeschool curriculum.



Other Documents for Special Circumstances

Though not applicable to all families, please submit the documentation requested if the information below is specific to your student.


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Other Documentation


You may need to provide additional documentation if any of the following circumstances apply:

  • Custody order: If your legal guardianship is determined by a court order, please submit a copy of the order.
  • Special Education Documentation: If your student has had an Individualized Education Program (IEP) within the past three years, please submit the following documents:
    • IEP Documentation: Please submit a copy of the most recent IEP from within the last year.
    • Supporting Evaluation Documentation: Please submit a copy of the most recent Eligibility Report from within the last three years.
  • Additional Special Education Documentation:
    • IEP Exit Documentation: If your student has been formally exited from special education services, please submit a copy of the formal exit documentation.
  • 504 Plan: If your student has had a 504 Plan within the past three years, please submit a copy of this document.

Ready to Enroll?


Once you have all of the required documentation (outlined above), you are ready to proceed with enrollment in Utah Connections Academy.

Problems or Questions?


If you have any concerns or questions about K–12 enrollment in our Utah online school, contact our enrollment team for additional help. Please call us at 800-382-6010.

Utah Connections Academy admits students and conducts all educational programs, activities, and employment practices without discrimination on the basis of sex, race, religion, age, national origin, ancestry, creed, sexual orientation, disability, or any other legally protected classification.