New student enrollment for the 2018/19 school year starts with submitting a Request for Admission Form to our school office. The 2018/19 enrollment lottery has already taken place and some of our grade levels have wait lists, while others still have space available. We know that spaces sometimes open up as families make their final enrollment decisions in August. To inquire about available space in your child's grade, please call the office at 530.885.7067.
Alta Vista Community Charter School welcomes Requests for Admission from all students residing in Placer, Nevada, El Dorado, Sacramento, Sutter and Yuba Counties, including immigrant students and students who are not U.S. citizens. Click here for details about our enrollment and lottery processes.
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The Lottery and Priority Applications: Public Random Drawing
If the number of applications for admission in any grade exceeds the capacity for that grade,
available spaces in that grade will be filled by public random drawing/lottery. Applicants who
are not enrolled in the program will be placed on a numbered waiting list. The public random
drawing will be completed by grade by pulling slips of paper with applicants' names on them
out of a container; and the drawing will be held in a public forum. The public random drawing
will be conducted with the following admission preference and exemptions being given:
Continuing students who are deemed to have been admitted to the charter school do not
need to apply.
Specifically, the following categories of applicants are exempt from the lottery in this order:
A. Siblings of students already admitted to or attending the same charter school, so long as
there is space available. If space is not available for a sibling, they will be placed at the top
of the wait list.
B. Children of AVCCS founders
C. Children of employees of the charter school, so long as the total number of students
allowed under this exemption constitutes only a small percentage (less than 10%) of the
school \ total enrollment
The following categories of applicants are given a 2:1 weight priority:
A. Students who reside in the district in which the charter is located;
B. Students seeking to change schools under the public school choice provisions of ESEA.
C. Title I students, for the limited purpose of providing greater choice to students covered by
After the lottery, families with winning lottery draws will receive an Invitation to Enroll and
enrollment packet which must be completed and submitted to the AVCCS office within seven
days in order to hold the spot. After seven days, if the enrollment packet is not received, the
spot will be offered to the next student on the wait list.
If the number of applications to a grade does not exceed the number of spaces available in
that grade, there will be no lottery for that grade, and all students for that grade who
submitted qualified Requests for Admission may accept enrollment by submitting a
completed enrollment packet within seven days of notification. Currently enrolled charter
school students do not participate in the random drawing.
Alta Vista Community Charter School welcomes the public at its Enrollment Lottery event,
although attendance is not required in order for a child to be entered.
Alta Vista Community Charter School is a California public charter school serving TK through 5th grade
students who reside in Placer, Nevada, El Dorado, Sacramento, Sutter and Yuba counties.