PCS is a public school and therefore has an open admissions policy: admission in all grades is non-selective, and is determined through public implementation of a once-a-year lottery. For further information regarding our lottery procedures, click here.
PCS runs a first-to-college lottery that allocates 15% of 7th grade seats for the 2020-2021 school year to the student who will be the first in their family to attend college. The 2020-2021 Lottery Application will open on October 16th, 2019. Our informational meeting dates are listed below. 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. Click here for further information on the First to College Preference.
General Lottery 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 on to your portal at pcslotteryapp.com and see where you are on the wait list after that date.
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