Now is the time to enroll your child in an award-winning public charter school and prepare them for a successful future. Merit Preparatory Academy is a tuition-free school that focuses on quality education and character development.  In addition to excellent academic courses, Merit Preparatory Academy also offers athletics, theater, dance, cheerleading, debate and many other activities for the benefit of our students. Click below to enroll for the 2022-2023 school year.  

Merit is located in the state of Utah and is open to all legal Utah residents. 


Does Merit have a lottery?


Merit currently does not currently have a lottery as there are still openings available for each grade. 


What are application deadlines?

Merit is currently accepting students in all grades year round. You can apply online any time that is best for you. 

How many spots are available for new students?

Merit is currently accepting students in all grades. If you have questions or concerns please contact the front office at 801-491-7600.

How will I know I have been accepted?

Students accepted to Merit Preparatory Academy are first notified at the email address submitted on the application.  If we are unable to reach accepted applicants by this email address, they will be contacted by phone using the number provided on the application.

How do I apply for enrollment?

Simply complete the online application at https://merit.usoe-dcs.org/students/register/start

Where do I find admission forms?

Our enrollment/admission process is all online.

Simply complete the online application at https://merit.usoe-dcs.org/students/register/start

If I am not accepted will I be notified?

Yes. You will receive an email within 2 business days if you have or have not been accepted. You will be in contact with our Registrar throughout the process and can contact Merit at any time with questions or concerns.

Registrar: Hillari Bollard (801)491-7600

After being accepted, where can I find information on lunches, school calendars, bell schedules etc?

Information concerning lunch and breakfast menus, school calendars, bell schedules, bus routes, and much more is available on our website. 

If you have trouble finding this information, please contact our front office at (801)491-7600.

How do I transfer my student from another school or district?

1. Click the “Enroll” tab.

2. Once enrolled, you will receive an confirmation email from our registrar, who will assist you with a transfer form and inform you of any other required documents to complete the application process. 

Is there a deadline for transferring from another school?

Because Merit is currently accepting new student enrollment, we do not presently have a transfer deadline. As enrollment increases, this may change in the future, and changes will be updated here. 

When are transfer applications and deadlines?


Enrollment applications are received at any time by the Registrar. You will receive communication from the registrar within 2 business days of submission.


Does it cost anything to enroll?


Merit Preparatory Academy does not currently charge an enrollment or transfer fee. 

Do I need to prove that my student is enrolled in only one school?


Assurance and parent signature forms stating that student has been admitted to only one public school will be completed with Merit’s Registrar during the enrollment process.