Spring Enrollment Information

Welcome! We are so excited for you to attend Alzar School.

Welcome to the Alzar School! We are thrilled that you will be joining our ever growing community of young leaders who want to positively impact the world. As your spring semester approaches, the admissions team will continue to be in touch with you and your family, so continue to have your eyes on your email and MySchoolApp accounts. If you have not already done so, please add admissions@alzarschool.org to your contacts in your email inbox platform to ensure that you receive important information throughout the process.

  1. Complete the Pre Semester Homework by January 16, 2023. You can access the homework here as well as in your Student Checklist in MySchoolApp.
  2. If needed, review the Enrolled Student Webinar (30 mins) as well as the presentation slides for information on the enrollment process.
  3.  Complete the Supplemental Enrollment Information form in MySchoolApp – due May 18, 2022.
  4. Review and complete the currently available enrollment forms and steps:
  • Supplemental Enrollment Information
  • Candidate Medical Information
    • Book a physical exam appointment sometime between Oct 28 – Dec 1
  • Student Insurance Card
  • Immunization Records
  • Student Passport
  • Swiftwater Safety Institute Waiver
  • Authorization of Over the Counter MedicinesParent/Legal Guardian Form
  • Code of Conduct Agreement
  • Health, Medical, & Dental Resources Available
  • Liability Release and Indemnity Agreement
  • Medical Treatment Consent/Travel Authorization
  • Tuition Insurance Information
  • Alzar School Gear Agreement and Packing List
  • Student and Family Handbook
  • COVID-19 Acknowledgement
  • Academic Form
  • Course Request Form
  • Dietary Supplemental Information form

Additional Medical Form: Later in the fall, we will be releasing our Candidate Physical Exam form. This form will need to be completed by a physician so we encourage you to get an appointment for a physical exam booked sometime between October 28 – December 1. If your student has already received a physical in 2022, we recommend utilizing a Minute Clinic (or something similar) to minimize any additional cost.

Spring 2023

Opening Day: January 28, 2023
Closing Day: May 25, 2023

Review and register for our on campus events during the Spring semester here

Keep track of our Alzar School calendar here

To see all of the personal items you are required to bring, click here Fall 2022 and Spring 2023 Packing List.

For guidance in selecting the technical outdoor gear you will bring to Alzar School, please review our Alzar Expedition Clothing Guidelines document. The intention of this document is to guide your decision-making process as you develop your own system. This gear can be sourced at thrift stores, department stores, or specialty outdoor shops.

If you have any questions, please contact our Director of Expeditions and Risk Management by emailing outdoors@alzar.org or reach out to the admissions team.

Get Outside

We are so excited to welcome you to our semester. During your 5 months of Alzar School you will accomplish so much and meet so many other terrific young leaders and educators. While we don’t require any prior experience in the outdoors for our semester, we hope that you will (responsibly) get outside and stay active as a way to prepare for your immersive semester.

MySchoolApp Enrollment Forms

Throughout the enrollment process, you will access your enrollment information in MySchoolApp. Please be sure that both students and parents/legal guardians are able to log in to each of their individual accounts. If you have any issues accessing your accounts, please contact the admissions team. In the meantime, below is a list of some important documents and enrollment requirements you should be aware of: 

  • Student Passport: The school’s trip to Chile during the semester is a highlight for the students. As such, we want to make sure there will be no problems encountered when your student travels internationally. All students must have a current passport that does not expire within 6 months of the travel to Chile.
  • Student Physical Examination: Students must undergo a medical examination with the Alzar School provided Candidate Physical Exam Form within 3 months of arriving at the Alzar School (between October and December for Spring semester). We require families to get this form completed in that narrow time window to ensure that we get accurate, up-to-date information to best support the student while they are with us.
  • Student Immunizations: Students must be current on immunizations and relevant vaccinations.  If there is a medical contraindication to any of these immunizations/vaccinations, please provide documentation from your family health care provider.  All students are asked to upload a photocopy of their complete immunization/vaccination record as part of submitting their Medical Evaluation and Physical Examination Form (the Spring semester will receive this form later in the year).  
    • The student must have (and provide a record of receiving): 
      • Diphtheria, Tetanus, Pertussis (DTaP) – current within 5 years. 
      • Measles, Mumps, and Rubella (MMR) 
      • Polio
      • Hepatitis B 
      • Varicella (Chickenpox) 
      • Hepatitis A 
      • COVID-19 vaccine
      • Current Influenza Vaccine
    • Some health care providers may recommend additional vaccinations because the student will be traveling internationally.  Families and physicians often refer to the Center for Disease Control’s traveler recommendations: http://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/destinations/chile.htm.  Students must obtain any additional vaccinations for Chile prior to the start of their Alzar School semester as immunizations and vaccines are not available locally and the special regimens for administering those cannot be supported by Alzar School faculty.

We hope you’re already following Alzar School on Facebook and Instagram to stay current with the happenings on campus and expedition. To read more stories about our current semester, subscribe to our blog and The Catalyst, our online publication. Now that you’re part of the Alzar School family, this is a great way to keep up to date with school events, projects, and special programs. In particular, take a look at this blog that highlights a day in the life of Alzar School students!

During your semester at Alzar School, you will spend time on our campuses in Chile and Idaho! Our 370 acre campus in Cascade, Idaho is nestled in the mountains and bordered by the north fork of the Payette River, giving us lots of space to explore without leaving home. Check out our Idaho campus here. 

While in Chile, we utilize our own Base Patagonia in the Aysén Region of Chile. We make our home in the Coyhaique area, which provides incredible learning and adventuring opportunities.  Student’s days are spent getting to know the towns and the communities in which they reside. The natural beauty of glacial lakes, crystal clear rivers, and dramatic volcanoes provide inspiring classrooms.