Enrollment at Crater Lake Charter Academy is open to any student in grades K-12 living in Southern Oregon and surrounding areas that can attend our Learning Center a minimum of 30 minutes per week; Regardless of their “neighborhood school” as determined by local school districts.
Each Spring the Crater Lake Charter Academy Board sets a cap on the number of students that it can enroll for the following school year. Once the cap has been set the annual lottery process can begin.
For the 2020/2021 school year, the schoolwide cap at CLCA has been set at 335 students. Grade level caps are as follows:
- Kindergarten – 11 Students
- 1st Grade – 13 Students
- 2nd Grade – 14 Students
- 3rd Grade – 17 Students
- 4th Grade – 17 Students
- 5th Grade – 18 Students
- 6th Grade – 20 Students
- 7th Grade –25 Students
- 8th Grade – 30 Students
- 9-10th Grade – 110 Students
- 11th Grade – 35 Students
- 12th Grade – 25 Students
*If there are more students currently in a grade level than the cap allotment for the next grade cap level, they will all be allowed to enter the next grade, exceeding the set grade level cap, with an adjustment being made to the other grade levels so as to not exceed the total program level caps. Grades kindergarten through 7th will comprise the Elementary Education Program and will not exceed a total of 135 students. Grades 8th through 12th will comprise the Secondary Education Programs and will not exceed 200 students.
CLCA Lottery– The Open Enrollment process runs from April 1st to April 30th. April 30th the school will close the Enrollment Lottery list and process all properly filed student and current student sibling applications for automatic enrollment. Siblings of returning students are given priority enrollment as long as there is space in their grade level. On May 5, 2020, the school will hold the annual lottery draw to fill any remaining seats open after the automatic enrollments are submitted.
CLCA Waiting List – Students not chosen in the drawing, and any students who apply after April 30th, will constitute the 2020-2021 school waitlist. Names on the list will be pulled as they were entered in chronological order and following the set grade level caps. Names on the 2019/2020 waitlist do NOT automatically roll over to the 2020/2021 waitlist. New entries must be made each year.
CLCA Registration – In order for students who were selected in the lottery to accept their seat in the school, they will need to submit registration forms by Friday, May 8, 2020. Registration instructions will be passed out the night of the lottery and posted on the website. If a family is not in attendance at the Lottery draw, it is their responsibility to call the front office for instructions, while still adhering to deadlines.
Please let us know if you have any further questions on the enrollment lottery!
For more detailed information please contact our office at (541) 879-3620.