Thank you for visiting the Pacific Collegiate School Lottery application website.
Pacific Collegiate School (PCS) is a public charter school open to any student in 7th through 12th grade seeking a rigorous college preparatory education. Admission to PCS is through a public, random lottery, as required by California law.
There are no student admission tests, tuition, fees of any kind, or any other requirements except the two listed above. PCS, like many other public charter schools, conducts an annual lottery because there are more requests to enroll than there are seats available.
In addition to the main lottery, PCS also runs a first-to-college admissions lottery that allocates 15% of 7th grade seats for students who will be the first in their family to attend college. This lottery occurs prior to the main lottery; anyone not chosen in the first-to-college lottery is then entered in the main lottery as well.
The only requirements to enter the Pacific Collegiate School lottery are to submit the application (opens on 10/16/19) by the deadline (3/5/20 at 3:30PM) and attend one of our informational meetings if you have not done so in the last two years. An RSVP is required to due to limited seating. Students are encouraged to attend with parents. Please RSVP for a seat for each person attending.
PCS Informational Meetings:
Saturday, January 25th, 2020, 9:00 AM @ PCS- RSVP here
Thursday, January 30th, 2020, 6:00 PM @ Simpkins Swim Cener- RSVP Here
Saturday, February 8th, 2020, 9:00 AM @ Davenport Resource Center- RSVP Here
Thursday, February 13th, 2020, 6:00 PM @ PCS-RSVP here
Thursday, February 20th, 2020, 6:00 PM @ Santa Cruz Resource Center for Non Violence- RSVP Here
Saturday, February 29th, 2020, 9:00 AM @ PCS-RSVP here
*** Please note a meeting will be scheduled in Watsonville at the public library. Stay tuned for date to be announced in Mid December.
The lottery will take place at 5:00 PM on March 12, 2020. Attendance is not required at the lottery. You will be emailed if your student receives a spot. You can log in and see if you received a seat or where you are on the wait list after that date.
****To check your student's place on the 2019-2020 Wait list you will need to contact Sonya.firstname.lastname@example.org with your student's name and grade level on the wait list. Please remember the wait list does not roll over from year to year and you will need to reapply for the 2020-2021 lottery if you are still interested in enrollment at PCS. Thank you!