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GVCS Enrollment Information 

Grass Valley Charter School is open to any student living in Nevada, Placer, Yuba or Sierra counties. Students will be considered for admission without regard to ethnicity, national origin, gender, or disability.  The application process for our Core program is as follows (see Discovery Studies and Preschool for specifics regarding those two programs):

  • Registration application
  • Lottery (priority status is given to siblings of existing students and those enrolled in other GVCS programs - see below for priority status criteria)
  • Intake conference for middle school transfer students

Prior to being admitted into GVCS, students and parents will be required to:
  • Attend a mandatory orientation to complete the registration process
  • Understand the school's philosophies, values and growth areas
  • Select the student’s educational program or option
  • Sign and agree to abide by the Grass Valley Charter School Agreement
  • Agree to abide by the guidelines set forth in the GVCS Core Handbook.


The timeline for Core enrollment for the 2018/19 school year is as follows:

  • Open re-enrollment for the next school year (2018/19) for continuing                    March 5
          Core students, their siblings, and other GV Charter students and their siblings
  • Close re-enrollment for 2018/19 school year for continuing Core students             March 16
  • Close priority enrollment for 2018/19 school year for Core siblings                        March 16
         and other GV Charter students and their siblings
  • Close Core enrollment for the current school year (17/18)                                     March 23
  • Kindergarten Roundup - 1:30 PM - adults only, please                                           April 6
  • Open Enrollment begins for new students for the 2018/19 school year                  April  9
  • Begin placing continuing students followed by their siblings and other                  April 24
        students of GV Charter School programs, and then any siblings of 
        those students as set forth in the lottery criteria listed below.
  • Deadline to turn in new student registration packets for lottery                           May 10


Lottery Draws

  • First lottery draw                                                                                                     May 11
            ~Subsequent draws will take place as openings occur.

Mandatory Orientation   May 31 @ 5 PM (Celebration of Learning evening)
  • Parents/guardians of ALL NEW students drawn in the lottery (priority or regular) must attend a mandatory orientation on May 31, 2018 to complete the registration process.  Another orientation meeting must be rescheduled if this meeting is missed.  NO new student drawn will be placed in a class for the 2018/19 school year until this step has been completed.


GVCS Enrollment and Lottery Draw Sequences
2018/19 School Year
Grass Valley Charter School uses the following pre-determined priorities and sequences for acceptance of applicants to the different programs of our school.  The reenrollment procedures and the order of enrollment are as follows:

Core Program:
1. Currently enrolled Core students and children of .50 FTE or greater GVCS staff 

2. Siblings of currently enrolled Core students, and currently enrolled GVCS Preschool and Discovery Studies students whose current entry date in GVCS is prior to Oct. 1st.
  • Lottery draws within this priority group will be necessary if there are more applicants than                spaces available in a grade level.
  • Siblings from blended or split households: his/her primary residence must be more                               than 50% with the currently enrolled Core student to qualify for sibling priority status.

3. Siblings of both GVCS Preschool and Discovery Studies students whose sibling has been placed in Core. (Current GVCS Preschool and DS students' siblings do not have priority status for enrollment into Core until the child who has been in one of these programs has been placed into Core.)

Lottery draws within this priority group will be necessary if there are more applicants                                       than spaces available in a grade level.

4. New applicants – lottery draw procedures:
  • Draw for the order of the draw (grade level)
  • The first lottery draw will consist of all new applicants who turn in a registration                                     packet by the specified deadline.
  • Registration packets turned in after the specified deadline will be placed in the lottery                           for subsequent lottery draws as openings become available.

The first lottery draw will take place on Friday, May 11, 2018.  This draw will consist of all new applicants who turn in a registration packet by the deadline, Thursday, May 10, 2018.  Registration packets turned in after the deadline will not qualify for the first lottery draw, but will be placed in the lottery for subsequent draws as openings become available.

Discovery Studies Homestudy Program:
1. Currently enrolled Discovery Studies students
2. Siblings of currently enrolled DS and Core students
3. New Applicants

Grass Valley Charter School Preschool: (Preschool draws are for future Core K placement.)
1. Currently enrolled preschool students
2. Siblings of currently enrolled GVCS Preschool and Core students
3. New Applicants