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Natomas Charter School Lottery Information

Natomas Charter School (“NCS”) has three site-based academies and two non site-based academies, each of which is tailored to the unique needs of its own specific student population and has its own specific program goals and capacity. 

 

All students who wish to attend any NCS academy shall be enrolled subject to that program’s established enrollment capacity.  If there are more applications than program capacity, enrollment, except for pupils currently enrolled in the academy, shall be determined by a public random drawing conducted in accordance with the procedures described below.

 

NCS strongly encourages all potential applicants to review the NCS charter and published information on each of the NCS academies prior to submitting an application.

 

Application 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 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 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 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 NUSD 

b) who reside outside the District

Priority 8: All other applicants residing within the NUSD.

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

 

If an application has been intentionally misrepresented, the application shall be invalidated.  Upon notice, the applicants will, however, be granted an opportunity to respond within 5 school days.    

 

The complete version of the Natomas Charter School Lottery Policy can be found by clicking this link.