Clayton Valley Charter High School

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Enrollment & Admissions

Admission Requirements

Clayton Valley Charter High School will admit all students residing in California who wish to attend based on available space as outlined in Education Code Section 47605(d)(2).
CVCHS will not charge tuition and will not discriminate against any student on the basis of any characteristic described in Education Code Section 220. CVCHS will not enroll students over 19 years of age unless continuously enrolled in public school and making satisfactory progress toward high school diploma requirements and who are not more than 22 years of age. CVCHS will not require any student to attend the Charter School. CVCHS will be nonsectarian in its programs, admission policies, employment practices, and all other operations. No test or assessment shall be administered to students prior to acceptance and enrollment into the Charter School. Admission, except in the case of a public random drawing, shall not be determined by the place of residence of the pupil or his or her parent or legal guardian within the state. In accordance with Education Code Sections 49011 and 47605(d)(2)(B)(iv), admission preferences shall not require mandatory parental volunteer hours as a criterion for admission or continued enrollment.

Enrollment Information

Enrollment in CVCHS should be an informed, carefully considered decision. As part of the application process, students and parents or guardians are requested to attend an information session and orientation to learn more about the educational program at CVCHS. These sessions will be offered at multiple times to allow for flexibility to accommodate the schedules of parents/guardians. Interpretation and translation resources will be available, as needed, to accommodate non-English speaking parents and reasonable accommodations will be offered for parents/guardians with disabilities.

At the information session, parents and guardians will learn about the CVCHS mission, education program, and educational philosophy. CVCHS staff will explain the expectations for the parents and guardians to enable their students to comply with the school schedule and homework requirements, and opportunities for parents to participate in committees that help operate the school.

Public Random Drawing

Applications will be accepted during a publicly advertised open enrollment period each year for enrollment in the following school year. Following the open enrollment period each year, applications shall be counted to determine whether any grade level has received more applications than availability. In the event this happens, CVCHS will hold a public random drawing to determine admission for the impacted grade level, with the exception of existing students, who are guaranteed admission in the following school year.


Additional information on CVCHS admissions procedures may be found in the CVCHS Board Policy on Student Enrollment and Public Random Drawing (PRD).


The Charter School shall not request a pupil’s records or require a parent, guardian, or pupil to submit the pupil’s records to the Charter School before enrollment.