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Application & Lottery Information

Virtual Campus visits

NCS Enrollment PostcardCome visit Natomas Charter School virtually this year! Due to COVID-19 restrictions, for 2021 we are hosting multiple evening events for families and students to learn more about each of our academies. Below you will find registration information for each meeting.

All events will be hosted via Zoom and then recorded and posted to our NCS YouTube page.

Elementary Programs (January 12th @5:30pm)

Star Academy and PACT coordinators will be sharing information regarding each of our elementary programs. Click here to register to attend this event. 

Middle School Programs (January 14th @5:30pm)

PFAA, Leading Edge, and PACT coordinators will be sharing information about each of our middle school programs. Click here to register to attend this event. 

High School Programs (January 13th @5:30pm)

PFAA and VLA coordinators will be sharing information about each of our high school programs. Click here to register to attend this event. 

Independent Study Programs (January 19th @5:30pm)

PACT and VLA coordinators will be sharing information about each of our independent study programs. Click here to register to attend this event. 

Application Dates and Details

2021-2022 Application Information 

The application for the 2021-2022 school year will be available online on Monday, November 30, 2020 at 9:00 AM. Important dates for the 2021-2022 enrollment process are listed below.

2020-2021 Application Information for PACT and VLA

Our two non site-based programs, PACT and VLA, are still accepting applications for available spots during the current 2020-2021 school year. To apply to either of these programs please select the "2020-2021 School Year Application" link below and fill out the online application. You must also complete your in-person intake meeting.

2020-2021 Application Information for Star, Leading Edge, and PFAA

The lottery deadline for the 2020-2021 school year has passed for our three site-based programs, Star, Leading Edge, and PFAA. These academies are currently fully enrolled. However, we accept applications year-round to be placed on the waitlist.

If you wish to submit an application and be placed on the waitlist, please select the "2020-2021 School Year Application" link below and fill out the online application. You must also complete your in-person intake meeting. Both the online application AND the in-person intake meeting must be completed no later than 4:00PM on November 20, 2020 in order to obtain the waitlist preference for the 2021-2022 application.  

Natomas Charter school lottery

Natomas Charter School is required to hold a public lottery because we have received more applications than available spots. To be eligible for the 2021-2022 lottery, an application for the student must have been submitted online no later than Friday, Feb 19, 2021 at 4:00PM and all other required items must have been completed no later than Friday, February 26, 2021 at 4:00PM deadline.

The 2021-2022 Natomas Charter School Lottery will be Wednesday, March 3, 2021 at 5 p.m. in the Star Academy Multipurpose Room (4004 Gloster Way)

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.

application timelines for the 2021-2022 Lottery

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.

Application Period: November 30, 2020 at 9:00 a.m. - Feb 19, 2021 at 4:00 p.m.
Intake Meeting Completed by: February 26, 2021 at 4:00 p.m.
Preference Email:

Email sent out Friday, February 26, 2021 at 5:00 p.m.

Must respond by Tuesday, March 2, 2021 by 4:00 pm.

Lottery for all Academies: March 3, 2021, 5:00 p.m. at Star Academy Campus (4004 Gloster Way, Sacramento, CA 95834)
Acceptance Period March 3, 2021 - March 12, 2021

 

Application Saturdays

Is your schedule pretty full during the week? Consider filling out your application online and conducting your intake meeting during one of our application Saturdays. 

Application Saturday #1 (Blackrock Campus)

    • Saturday, December 12, 2020,  9:00AM- 1:00PM

    • Applications will be received for Star Academy, Leading Edge, VLA and PFAA

    • Intake meetings will be conducted virtually. Please submit an application to access available appointments

  • Application Saturday #2 (Blackrock Campus)

    • Saturday, January 9, 2021,  9:00AM- 1:00PM

    • Applications will be received for Star Academy, Leading Edge, VLA and PFAA

    • Intake meetings will be conducted virtually. Please submit an application to access available appointments

  • Application Saturday #3 (Star Academy Campus)

    • Saturday, February 6, 2021,  9:00AM- 1:00PM

    • Applications will be received for Star Academy, Leading Edge, VLA and PFAA

    • Intake meetings will be conducted virtually. Please submit an application to access available appointments

VERIFYING PREFERENCES

Natomas Charter School conducts a three-step preference verification process. The first step occurs during your intake meeting, the second step is completed by our office staff and the final step is an email confirmation that will be sent out on Friday, February 26, 2021 at 4:00PM to all applicants who have completed the entire application process. No reply is necessary to this email if all preferences are correct. You must contact the office no later than Tuesday, March 2, 2021 at 4:00PM if you have any corrections to your preferences.
 

Checking Lottery Results

Lottery results are not posted publicly.  All information related to a student's acceptance or waitlist status is accessible through the emails sent to you from Infosnap. Parents receive an email when waitlisted, or offered a seat and must accept or decline through the Infosnap system. To protect confidentiality, our office staff will not be providing waitlist status information over the phone.

Immediately following the lottery, seated and waitlist information will be sent via email. You must click the link provided in the "results" email in order to see your lottery results. If you are offered a spot you will need to accept or decline by Friday, March 12, 2021 at 4:00 PM. This deadline is extremely important so that we can properly schedule students for next year.
 
If you are offered a seat in multiple academies, you may only choose one spot.

Any offers not accepted by Friday, March 12, 2021 at 4:00 PM may be given to the next family on the waitlist.

Waitlist Process

If your student is initially placed on the waitlist, please continue to check for updates by logging into your Infosnap account. 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 "results" email that was sent after the lottery and click the link provided in order to access up to date results. As soon as a spot becomes available to you, the system will email you an offer email.

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