Now Enrolling 9th Grade for 2023/24 School Year
Applications will be accepted during a publicly advertised open enrollment period each year for enrollment in the following school year. Following the open enrollment period each year, applications shall be counted to determine whether any grade level has received more applications than availability.
If this happens, the Charter School will hold a public random drawing (or “lottery”) to determine admission for the impacted grade level, except for existing students, who are guaranteed admission in the following school year.
Admission preferences in the case of a public random drawing shall be given to the following students in the following order:
Children of CCCA regular, full-time employees
Siblings of students admitted to or attending the Charter School
Students who are eligible for free-or-reduced-price meals
Students who would be the first in their immediate family to go to college
Students residing within Sacramento County
Every effort will be made to contact the parents and ensure registration forms are submitted in a timely fashion. The Charter School will also help any parents who need assistance in completing the lottery and/or registration forms, and the Charter School will keep written records of the lottery forms, procedures, accepted lists, and wait lists for a period of 1 year.
Public Random Drawing
Separate lotteries shall be conducted for each grade in which there are fewer vacancies than pupils interested in attending. Lotteries will be conducted in ascending order beginning with ninth grade.
All lotteries shall take place on the same day and at the same location
Student names will be printed on identical slips of paper and divided into separate pools for each preference category. The slips of paper will be placed into opaque containers and randomly distributed.
Student names will be drawn from pools beginning with the applicants who qualify for the first preference category and shall continue with that preference category until all vacancies within that grade level have been filled.
If there are more students in a preference category than there are spaces available, names from that preference category will be drawn at random.
If all students from the preference category have been selected and there are remaining spaces available in that grade level, students from the second preference category will be drawn. The drawing shall continue until all spaces are filled and preference categories are exhausted
Upon being drawn, student names will be read aloud twice and recorded in chronological order.
The recording of names and results will be conducted by an uninterested third party different from the individual who conducted the lottery.
Final lottery results and the official waitlist will be reviewed and certified by the executive director or designee at the conclusion of the lottery.