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Application and Lottery Process

2020-2021 Application Information 

The application for the 2020-2021 school year will be available online on Monday, December 2, 2019 at 9:00 AM. Important dates for the 2020-2021 enrollment process are listed below.

2019-2020 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 2019-2020 school year. To apply to either of these programs please select the "2019-2020 School Year Application" link below and fill out the online application. You must also complete your in-person intake meeting.

2019-2020 Application Information for Star, Leading Edge, and PFAA

The lottery deadline for the 2019-2020 school year has passed for our three site-based programs, Star, Leading Edge, and PFAA. Each of 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 "2019-2020 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 22, 2019 in order to obtain the waitlist preference for the 2020-2021 application.  

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 2020-2021 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 placed at the bottom of the waitlist.

  • Application Period: Monday, December 2, 2019 at 9:00 AM - Friday, January 31, 2020 at 4:00 PM

  • Intake Meeting: In-person intake meeting with all required documents must be completed by February 7, 2020 at 4:00 PM to be included in the lottery.

  • Lottery for all Academies: WednesdayMarch 4, 2020 at 5:00 PM at Star Academy (4004 Gloster Way)

  • Acceptance Period for all Academies: Wednesday, March 4, 2020-Wednesday, March 11, 2020

    • If offered a spot through the lottery, families must accept or decline by March 11, 2020.

Application Saturdays

Is your schedule pretty full during the week? Consider submitting your application at one of our Application Saturdays. If you decide to attend one of these events please fill out the online application first and bring copies of all of your required documents. This will make the process more efficient for you. 

  • Application Saturday #1 (Blackrock Campus)

    • Saturday, December 14, 2019,  9:00AM- 1:00PM

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

    • Address: 4600 Blackrock Drive, Sacramento, CA 95835

  • Application Saturday #2 (Blackrock Campus)

    • Saturday, January 11, 2020,  9:00AM- 1:00PM

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

    • Address: 4600 Blackrock Drive, Sacramento, CA 95835

  • Application Saturday #3 (Star Academy Campus)

    • Saturday, January 25, 2020,  9:00AM- 1:00PM

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

    • Address: 4004 Gloster Way, Sacramento, CA 95834

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 Monday, February 24, 2020 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 Friday, February 28, 2020 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 the 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 Wednesday, March 11, 2020 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 Wednesday, March 11, 2020 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.