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Application & Lottery Information

Application Dates and Details

2021-2022 Application Information for NCS Academies

The lottery deadline for the 2021-2022 school year has passed for all academies. 

Currently, we have waitlists in all grade levels. However, we are still accepting applications in all grade levels and academies. Due to families choosing other educational options related to COVID-19 concerns, we expect waitlists to change throughout the summer and the beginning of the school year. 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.  

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. Please note: Offices will be closed June 21st through July 23rd. 

  • 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.

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.

2021-2022 Lottery results

To protect confidentiality, Natomas Charter School cannot provide results over the phone.

The 2021-2022 Natomas Charter School public Lottery was held on March 3, 2021 at 5:00PM. 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. 

If you are offered a seat, you will need to accept or decline the seat in the Infosnap system no later than Friday, March 12, 2021 at 4:00 PM. Any offers not accepted by Friday, March 12, 2021 at 4:00 PM may be given to the next family on the waitlist.
If you are offered a seat in multiple academies, you may only choose one spot.

Virtual Campus visits for 2021-22

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 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.

Lottery for all Academies:

March 3, 2021, 5:00 p.m. 

Acceptance Period March 3, 2021 - March 12, 2021