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2018-2019 Application Information

Application Information for Next School Year

Applications will open for 2018-2019 school year on December 4th at 9am. If you are interested in applying for the current 2017-2018 school year please click hereIf you would like information about Star Academy please contact staroffice@natomascharter.org. We look forward to receiving your student’s application.

 

Lottery Information

Star Academy receives more applications than available spots, so each year we are required to hold lottery. Please make sure your application has been submitted by February 9, 2017 at 4pm to be included in the lottery. More information about the Natomas Charter School Lottery Policy is available here.

 

Application Process for 2018-2019 School Year

This year Natomas Charter School is transitioning to an online application. Please follow the steps below to submit your application.

  1. Click on this link to access the online application.
  2. Create an Infosnap account.
  3. Complete the online application and submit your information.
  4. Submit the following documents at the Star Academy Front Office in person between the hours of 8am-4pm. Please complete this task within one week of submitting your application online. This process takes approximately 15 minutes but occurs on a first-come, first-served basis.
    1. Copy of current Utility Bill - SMUD, PG&E, City of Sacramento, or equivalent if you live outside of Sacramento
    2. Copy of Immunization Record
    3. Copy of Birth Certificate or Passport
    4. Copy of IEP/504 (if applicable)
    5. Notarized Affidavit of Residency (if applicable)
  5. Complete the online NCS Application Survey (Optional)

To find out where your residence lies in regards to NUSD boundaries, please check the school locator which can be found at this link- School Locator.

 

Technical Support

If you need access to technology we have computers available for you to use in the Star Academy Front Office from 8am-4pm. If you need technical support with the application, please contact Molly Schmidt (mschmidt@natomascharter.org or 916-928-5353 ext. 1009).

 

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 placed at the end of the waitlist.

  • Application Period: December 4, 2017 at 9am - February 9, 2018 at 4pm
  • Document Submission: All documents listed above must be submitted in person to the Star Academy Front Office before February 15, 2018 at 4pm to be included in the lottery.
  • Lottery: March 8, 2018, 5:30pm in the Star Academy Multipurpose Room
  • Lottery Results Posted: March 9, 2018 by 4pm
  • Acceptance Period: March 10, 2018 - March 23, 2018 
    • If offered a spot through the lottery families must accept or decline by March 23, 2018.

Extended Hours

If your schedule does not allow you to drop off paperwork from 8am-4pm Monday-Friday we have extended hours on Wednesdays. The Star Academy Front Office will be open from 7am to 5pm these days.

 

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 necessary documents. This will make the process more efficient for you.

  • Blackrock (Leading Edge, PFAA, VLA) Campus
    • January 6th 8am-12pm
    • Applications will be received for Star Academy, Leading Edge, and PFAA
    • Address: 4600 Blackrock Drive, Sacramento, CA 95835
  • Gloster Way (Star Academy) Campus
    • January 27th 8am-12pm
    • Applications will be received for Star Academy, Leading Edge, and PFAA
    • Address: 4004 Gloster Way, Sacramento, CA 95834

Transitional Kindergarten and Kindergarten Eligibility

For admission during the 2018-2019 school year, students who will be five years of age on or before September 1, 2018, may register for Transitional Kindergarten or Kindergarten. Children who will turn five years old between September 2 and December 2, 2018, are eligible for Transitional Kindergarten only.

Children who will turn five years old between December 3, 2018 and March 1, 2019 are eligible to be placed on a separate waiting list, not in the lottery, for Transitional Kindergarten and not be eligible to attend school until they are 5 years of age. Transitional Kindergarten offers a developmentally appropriate, hands-on approach as part of a two year Kindergarten program. Many of your TK and Kindergarten questions may be answered by visiting the California Department of Education's Transitional Kindergarten FAQ page.

If you are interested in applying for both transitional kindergarten and kindergarten, you will need to complete two applications - one for each grade level.