Admissions Process


We are currently accepting applications for the 2024-25 school year!


Information Meeting and Open House Registration

All applicants must attend one Information Meeting and one Open House Tour of the campus you are applying to.


Open Enrollment Lottery

The Fall 2024 open enrollment period to be eligible for our lottery has ended (11/27/23 - 3/1/24).

To qualify for our Enrollment Lottery, applications had to be submitted by March 1st, 2024 and at least one parent/legal guardian must have attended one Information Meeting and one Open House Tour for the campus you are applying to by March 1st, 2024.  Our Open Enrollment Lottery will be held on March 15th, 2024. 


Thank you for your interest in Discovery Charter Schools.  If you wish to apply to our schools, you will need to complete the following steps:

  1. Apply online - one application per child.  A separate application is needed to apply for each school site.  When applying for the Falcon site, if you wish to apply for the Falcon (5 day onsite program) and/or the Falcon Homeschool (Hybrid 2 days onsite) you will have the option to indicate so as part of the application process.
  2. New families will need to attend one Information Meeting as part of the application process, and an Open House for each campus applying for. For instance, if applying to both Phoenix and Falcon campuses, you will need to attend the Information Meeting, plus attend one Open House at each campus.  
  3. The administration will verify applicant information, including residency and meeting attendance as necessary.
  4. An email will be sent one week prior to the Admissions Lottery with a Family ID number.  This ID number will be used in our Admissions Lottery and/or the waitlist.  
  5. The Admission Lottery will be held for each school and the waitlists created will be posted to the website.
  6. Offer letters will be sent out via email to the students who are being offered a seat or when a seat becomes available. 
  7. Parents will accept or decline the offer by following the instructions in the “Offer Letter.”

Please note: Submission of an application does not guarantee enrollment.  If there are too many applications for a specific grade level, then enrollment is determined by an Admissions Lottery. 


If you have further questions, please see the Admissions Frequently Asked Questions.


Admission Lottery: 

The Discovery lottery will be held on March 15, 2024 for our Phoenix site (4021 Teale Ave. San Jose, CA) at 10am and for our Falcon site (762 Sunset Glen Dr. San Jose, CA) at 1pm.

Our Lottery is an automated online process which is optional to attend. No results will be given during the time of the actual lottery. Results will be posted to this website and emails with offers will be sent to qualified applicants within 24 hours of the lottery. When a space is available and offered by email you will have 3 days to accept or decline. Please check your emails daily for updates. 


For your reference, our lottery preference categories are listed in the Admissions Frequently Asked Questions.