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 by the deadline (3/11/19 at 3:30PM) and attend one of our informational meetings if you have not done so in the last two years. Siblings of current PCS students are exempt from this requirement. Due to room capacity and seating limitations, an RSVP is required to attend one of our meetings. Click below to RSVP and register for a meeting. Thank you!
General Lottery Meetings:
Thursday, 1/24/19 6:00 PM at PCS- Click here to RSVP.
Thursday, 1/31/19 at 5:30 PM at Watsonville Public Library. Click here to RSVP.
Saturday, 2/9/10 At 9:00 AM at PCS- Click here to RSVP.
Tuesday, 2/12/19 at PCS at 6:00 PM- Click Here to RSVP.
Thursday, 2/21/19 at RCNV at 6:00 PM- Click Here to RSVP.
Thursday, 2/28/19 at Simpkins Swim Center at 6:00 PM- Click here to RSVP.
Saturday, 3/9/19, at PCS at 9:00 AM- Click here to RSVP.
The lottery will take place at 5:00 PM on March 21, 2019. Attendance is not required at the lottery. You will be emailed if your student receives a spot. You can log in and see where you are on the wait list after that date.