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2018-2019 Application Information

Natomas Charter School is still accepting 2018-2019 school year applications for all five of its academies. However, there are waiting lists for all of our site-based programs including Star Academy, Leading Edge and PFAA. Our two non site-based programs, PACT and VLA, have available spots in certain grade levels. For more information on either of those programs please contact the academy coordinator via email.

Applications for the 2019-2020 school year will be posted in early December. Please check back on this page for more information at that time.

Waitlist Preference Information

To obtain a waitlist preference for the 2019-2020 lottery you must submit an application for the 2018-2019 school year by November 26th. Please note that in order to obtain a waitlist preference in the 2019-2020 lottery, you must submit an online application AND turn in the required documents (birth certificate, immunizations) to the school office before the November 26th deadline. Any online application received by November 26th without the required documents will not receive a waitlist preference.

2018 Lottery Information

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 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 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 3, 2017 - February 8, 2018)


Applications will open for 2018-2019 school year on December 3th 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 Leading Edge please consider attending an Informational Night or Visiting 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 6, 2018, 4:00pm

  • Lottery Results Posted: March 7, 2018 by 4pm

  • Acceptance Period: March 8, 2018 - March 23, 2018 

    • If offered a spot through the lottery families must accept or decline by March 23, 2018

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

The lottery for Leading Edge Academy will be held on March 6th at 4:00pm. While the lottery is a public event and anyone is welcome to attend, the fastest way to view the results after the lottery is by checking your email and logging in to your Infosnap account (link that is unique to you will be found in the email).


Verifying Preferences

Natomas Charter School conducts a three-step preference verification process. The first step occured during your intake meeting, the second step was completed by our office staff and the final step is an email confirmation sent out on Friday, March 2, 2018. Please check for this email and contact the office to which you applied by Monday, March 5, 2018 at 4:00 pm if you have any corrections.


Checking Lottery Results

Immediately following the lottery seated and waitlist information will be sent via email and posted in your Infosnap account. If you are offered a spot you will need to accept or decline by Friday, March 23, 2018 at 4:00 pm. This deadline is extremely important so that we can properly schedule students for next year.


If you applied to both Leading Edge and PFAA you may only choose one spot. Any offers not accepted by Friday, March 23, 2018 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 in 6th grade please continue to check for updates. 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 login to your Infosnap account. The system will also send an email whenever there is a change in your status. As soon as a spot becomes available the system will email you. Waitlist information will not be posted on our website or shared over the phone.


Need Additional Help?

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.

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