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2018-2019 Application Information

Applications for Next School Year

Please Note: Applications for the 2018 lottery are complete. If you are interested in applying your application will automatically be placed at the bottom of the waitlist.


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 Main Campus 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 Guardianship Document

    4. Copy of Transcript for 10th-12th Grade Applicants

    5. Copy of Last Report Card for Entering 9th Graders

    6. Copy of IEP/504 (if applicable)

    7. Notarized Affidavit of Residency (if applicable)

  5. Attend and pass the PFAA audition (more information given when you drop off the above documents).

  6. 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 Main Campus Front Office from 8am-4pm. If you need technical support with the application please contact Molly Schmidt ( or 916-928-5353 ext. 1009).



Pre-Lottery Application Information (December 4, 2017 - February 15, 2018)


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 here. If you would like more information about PFAA please consider attending an Informational Night or Family Preview Day. We look forward to receiving your student’s application.


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 before February 15, 2018 at 4pm to be included in the lottery.

  • Lottery: March 7, 2018, 4:30pm

  • Lottery Results Posted: March 8, 2018 by 4pm

  • Acceptance Period: March 9, 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 Tuesdays and Thursdays. The Main Campus 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. Please note that the final date is a Paperwork Only Saturday to submit copies of birth certificates, utility bills etc.

  • Blackrock Drive (LE/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 9am-1pm
    • Applications will be received for Star Academy, Leading Edge, and PFAA
    • Address: 4004 Gloster Way, Sacramento, CA 95834
  • Blackrock Drive (LE/PFAA/VLA) Campus
    • February 10th 9am-1pm
    • Paperwork ONLY (Online application must be completed by 4pm on February 9th to participate in this event) will be received for Star Academy, Leading Edge, and PFAA
    • Address: 4600 Blackrock Drive, Sacramento, CA 95835