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Application Information & Tours

General Enrollment Information

Natomas Charter School is still accepting 2018-2019 school year applications for all five of its academies. However, there are waiting lists for all of our site-based programs including Star Academy, Leading Edge and PFAA. Our two non site-based programs, PACT and VLA, have available spots in certain grade levels. For more information on either of those programs please contact the academy coordinator via email.

Applications for the 2019-2020 school year will be posted in early December. Please check back on this page for more information at that time.

Waitlist Preference Information

To obtain a waitlist preference for the 2019-2020 lottery you must submit an application for the 2018-2019 school year by November 16th. Please note that in order to obtain a waitlist preference in the 2019-2020 lottery, you must submit an online application AND turn in the required documents (birth certificate, immunizations) to the school office before the November 16th deadline. Any online application received by November 16th without the required documents will not receive a waitlist preference.

Current School Year (2018-2019)

Good News! If you missed our initial application period, we have re opened our application. Please note that there are very limited spaces available. You will be placed on our wait list only after all application materials have been turned into Sherry Del Monte in the VLA office.

Process for Completing the 2018-2019 Online Application

Please follow the steps below to submit your application.

  1. Click on this link to access the online application. We are accepting applications based on the date that ALL paperwork is submitted.

  2. Complete the online application and submit your information.

  3. Submit the following documents at the VLA Office in person between the hours of 1pm-3pm. Please complete this task within one week of submitting your application online. This process takes approximately 15 minutes but occurs on a first-come, first-served basis.

    1. Copy of Current Utility Bill - SMUD, PG&E, City of Sacramento, or equivalent if you live outside of Sacramento

    2. Copy of Immunization Record

    3. Copy of Birth Certificate or Guardianship Document

    4. Copy of Transcript for 10th-12th Grade Applicants (Students who DO NOT Meet the requirements for transfer students WILL NOT BE ENROLLED)

    5. Copy of Last Report Card for Entering 9th Graders

    6. Copy of IEP/504 (if applicable)

    7. Notarized Affidavit of Residency (if applicable)

    8. "Is VLA Right for My Family" Survey

    9. Email for a tour or info session.

    10. Complete the online NCS Application Survey (Optional).

To find out where your residence lies in regards to NUSD boundaries, please check the school locator which can be found at this link- School Locator


Technical Support

If you need access to technology we have computers available for you to use in the VLA Building. If you need technical support with the application please contact Molly Schmidt ( or 916-928-5353 ext. 1009).


Application Timelines

Please follow the dates below to ensure your application is submitted in a timely manner. Any applications or paperwork submitted after the deadlines will not be included in the lottery but will placed at the end of the waitlist.

  • Application Period: December 4, 2017 at 9am - February 9, 2018 at 4pm

  • Document Submission: All documents listed above must be submitted in person before February 15, 2018 at 4pm to be included in the lottery.

  • Lottery: March 9, 2018, 4:30pm

  • Lottery Results Posted: March 12, 2018 by 4pm

  • Acceptance Period: March 12, 2018 - March 23, 2018 

    • If offered a spot through the lottery families must accept or decline by March 23, 2018.