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NCS Lottery Policy

Natomas Charter School Lottery

The complete Natomas Charter School Lottery can be found here.

Lottery Preferences

The public random drawings shall be conducted in stages in accordance with the following preferences in the priority order listed below.  These preferences are authorized in accordance with applicable law. 

Priority 1: Students currently attending the specific academy shall be automatically re-enrolled for the following year. 

Priority 2: Children of NCS Full-Time Employees and/or current Board of Directors.

     a.) Who reside in Natomas Unified School District (“District” or “NUSD”)

     b.) Who reside outside the District.

Priority 3: Applicants for the Performing and Fine Arts Academy who score in the top 15% of the audition criteria.

Priority 4: Siblings of students who currently attend the same academy to which the applicant is applying.

     a.) Who reside in Natomas Unified School District (“District” or “NUSD”)

     b.) Who reside outside the District.

Priority 5: Siblings of students who currently attend an NCS academy other than the one to which the applicant is applying.

     a.) Who reside in Natomas Unified School District (“District” or “NUSD”)

     b.) Who reside outside the District.

Priority 6: Students currently enrolled in NCS who have successfully completed the previous full school year in an NCS academy other than the academy for which the applicant applied.

     a.) Who reside in Natomas Unified School District (“District” or “NUSD”)

     b.) Who reside outside the District.

Priority 7: Students on the waitlist from the previous year for the same academy for which the applicant applied.

     a.) Who reside in Natomas Unified School District (“District” or “NUSD”)

     b.) Who reside outside the District.

Priority 8: All other applicants residing within the NUSD.

Priority 9: All other out-of-District applicants.