Thank you for your interest in the Orcutt Academy for the 2019-2020 school year. WE ASK THAT YOU READ THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION CAREFULLY so you are aware of all requirements associated with enrollment. Also, we ask that you please complete this Intent to Enroll form for EACH STUDENT who would like to attend the Orcutt Academy.
The Orcutt Academy's K-8 and high school campuses will serve students in grades TK-12 in the coming school year. The enrollment window for 2019-2020 opens on Monday, November 5, 2018, and closes at 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, January 30, 2019. If enrollment is oversubscribed, a public enrollment lottery will be used to select students. This lottery will be held at the Orcutt Academy High School Multi-Use Room at 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, February 6, 2019. Immediately following the lottery, prospective parents/guardians will be emailed the results for their student at the email address provided with the student's enrollment application. In addition, the results of the lottery will be available in the offices of Orcutt Academy High School and the Orcutt Union School District.
For Orcutt Academy High School (OAHS), admission will follow four steps. (1) Graduates of the Orcutt Academy’s K-8 campus and qualified graduates of the K-8 independent study program will matriculate to OAHS. (2) Immediately prior to the enrollment lottery on February 6, preferential enrollment will be granted first to student applicants whose parents served on the initial charter steering/advisory committee, children of Orcutt Academy staff, and siblings of current Orcutt Academy students. (3) Preferential enrollment next will be granted to applicants who are residents of the Orcutt Union School District. If enrollment is oversubscribed, a separate drawing for district residents only will be conducted to identify who become candidates for admission and the sequential order of the wait list. (4) After district residents are considered, an enrollment lottery will be held for all other applicants to the high school. Once a student is admitted, he or she will be considered an ongoing student of OAHS until he or she graduates, withdraws, or leaves the school.
For the Orcutt Academy's K-8 campus (OAK-8), admission will follow two steps. (1) Immediately prior to the enrollment lottery on February 6, preferential enrollment will be granted first to student applicants whose parents served on the initial charter steering/advisory committee, children of Orcutt Academy staff, and siblings of current Orcutt Academy students. If there are more students in these categories than available seats, a separate drawing will be conducted for each affected grade level to determine which students are admitted as well as the sequential order of the first spots on the wait list. (2) For all other student applicants, a weighted enrollment lottery (district residents = 3; non-residents = 2) will be held to determine which students are admitted as well as the sequential order of the wait list.
PROOF OF RESIDENCY
With the exception of those students who are children of founders, children of Orcutt Academy staff, and siblings of current Orcutt Academy students, all applicants who claim district residency will need to submit proof of residency either by email or by visiting the Orcutt Union School District Enrollment Office (Building “I” of the district office complex at 500 Dyer Street in Old Orcutt) from 2:00-4:00 p.m. on one of the following Thursdays: Novembler 8, 15, and 29; December 6, 13, and 20; and January 17, 24, and 31. Proof of residency is done by submitting (1) two utility bills attaching the applicant to a home within the boundaries of the Orcutt Union School District or (2) a notarized residency affidavit and two utility bills showing residency. These documents may either be emailed (in PDF format only) to email@example.com or shown in person at the Enrollment Office. Applicants claiming district residency who do not submit proof of residency in person or by email by 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, January 31, will be considered a non-resident for purposes of the enrollment lottery. As stated earlier, applicants qualifying for exemptions as children of founders, children of Orcutt Academy staff, and siblings of current Orcutt Academy students do not need to submit proof of residency. Any questions on residency or residency verification should be addressed to Joe Dana, director of charter programs, at 938-8934.
For your reference, here is a checklist associated with enrollment at the Orcutt Academy:
- Submit an enrollment application- Attend an information night- Attend a campus tour- Submit proof of residency (if you claimed district residency)
A schedule of Orcutt Academy information nights and campus tours and a list of Frequently Asked Questions on Orcutt Academy enrollment are available on the Orcutt Union School District website, www.orcutt-schools.net, and on the Orcutt Academy website, www.orcuttacademycharter.net. Any additional questions should be addressed to Joe Dana, director of charter programs, at 938-8934.
Sincerely and respectfully,
Joe DanaDirector of Charter ProgramsOrcutt Union School District