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Application & Lottery Information

Application Dates and Details

2021-2022 Application Information (Current School Year)

Currently, we have waitlists in many grade levels at Star, Leading Edge, and PFAA. However, we do have a few spaces in 6th grade at Leading Edge and PFAA. Our two independent study programs, PACT and VLA continue to enroll students.

Throughout the year we continue to accept applications in all grade levels and academies. We encourage anyone who is interested in attending Natomas Charter School to apply.

If you wish to submit an application and be placed on the waitlist, please select the "2021-2022 School Year Application" link below and fill out the online application. You must also complete your virtual intake meeting.

Both the online application AND the virtual intake meeting must be completed no later than 4:00PM on November 19, 2021 in order to obtain the waitlist preference for the 2022-2023 application.

2022-2023 Application Information (Next School Year)

Applications for next school year will go live on December 1st at 9:00 AM. Please check back to this website on that date. Additionally, we will have opportunities for families to visit our campuses in January 2022. Information about those visits will be posted on this page.

Need help with the online application?

If you need assistance with the online application please contact via phone the academy to which you are applying. There are staff on site who would be happy to walk you through the online application over the phone. We also regularly meet with parents and have technology available on campus for any families who would like assistance in person.

  • Star Academy: (916) 928-5316
  • PACT Academy: (916) 419-3788
  • Leading Edge & PFAA: (916) 928-5353
  • VLA: (916) 928-5343

If you have a child currently on the waitlist and want to access the most up-to-date information regarding your student’s lottery results or waitlist placement is to log-in to your Infosnap account.  If you are having trouble logging in please use the “Forgot Password” link. Please note: We do not have access to your login or password information.

If you have any additional questions please contact the academy to which you applied.

CAMPUS Visits for 2022-2023

Come visit Natomas Charter School in-person this year! For our coming application season we are returning to in-person opportunities for future families and students to visit our campus. These are excellent opportunities to see our programs in action. We are in the midst of setting up dates and times. Please continue to check this page for updates.

Natomas USD Secondary Showcase Night - November 3rd

Join us at the annual Natomas USD Secondary Showcase Night. This is an excellent opportunity to learn about all of the middle and high school options available in Natomas including our own Leading Edge, PFAA, VLA, and PACT academies. Secondary Showcase Night takes place at Leroy Greene Academy from 6-8 pm on Wednesday, November 3rd. Click here for more information about the event. 

Middle School Preview Day - (January 2022) Date Coming Soon!

Join us on the Blackrock Campus for Middle School Preview Day! This is an excellent opportunity for future NCS families and students to tour Leading Edge and PFAA middle school programs.

5th Grade Field Trip to the Blackrock Campus - (January 2022) Date Coming Soon!

This year all Star Academy and PACT 5th graders will have the opportunity to visit the Blackrock Campus and tour Leading Edge and PFAA with their peers. 

High School Preview Day - (January 2022) Date Coming Soon!

Join us on the Blackrock Campus for High School Preview Day! This is an excellent opportunity for future NCS families and students to tour PFAA and VLA high school programs.

application timelines for the 2022-23 Lottery

Each year Natomas Charter School typically receives more applications than available spots. 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 be placed at the bottom of the waitlist.

Lottery for all Academies:

March 3, 2021, 5:00 p.m. 

Acceptance Period March 4, 2021 - March 11, 2021


Waitlist Process

For the first few weeks after the lottery, there will likely be significant movement on the waitlist as families accept or decline spots. Whenever you would like updated waitlist information you can refer back to the original waitlist email that was sent to you after the lottery and click the link provided in the email. This is a live link and will always provide up-to-date results. As soon as a spot becomes available to you, the system will email you a seat offer email.

Waitlist information will not be posted on our website or shared over the phone due to student confidentiality.