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Application and Lottery Information

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.

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 2020-2021 lottery, an application for the student must have be submitted online no later than Friday, January 31, 2020 at 4:00PM and all other required items must have been completed no later than Friday, February 7, 2020 at 4:00PM deadline.

The 2020-2021 Natomas Charter School Lottery will be Monday, March 9th at 5 p.m. in the Star Academy Multipurpose Room (4004 Gloster Way).

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 be 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: Monday, March 9, 2020 at 5:00 PM at Star Academy (4004 Gloster Way)

  • Acceptance Period for all Academies: Monday, March 4, 2020-Monday, March 16, 2020

    • If offered a spot through the lottery, families must accept or decline by March 16, 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 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 Monday, March 16, 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 Monday, March 16, 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.

Need Help with infosnap?

The best way 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. 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.