Admissions Process


Thank you for your interest in admissions at Discovery Charter Schools!  

Enrollment is currently closed for the current school year (2020-2021).

Fall 2021 Applications are available now

Fall 2021 Open Enrollment is December 1, 2020 - February 26, 2021


If you missed the Open Enrollment deadline of February 26, 2021, you may still apply online.
Submission after open enrollment simply means that your student’s application will be placed on the waiting list in the order the application is received behind all those who were eligible to participate in the lottery for enrollment. If a space becomes available for your child, and you were not able to attend one of our offered Information Meetings and Open Houses, we will contact you to schedule. In the meantime, our virtual Tours (Open Houses) and Information Meetings for Fall 2021 are complete.


Post-Open Enrollment application process:

  • Apply online. One application per child, per school.
  • The application is the date and time-stamped and placed on a waiting list in the order received behind those who participated in the lottery.
  • If space opens up for your child, we will contact you to discuss the next steps.
    • Current waitlists for each campus will be posted on the "Lottery Results" page after the March 17, 2021 Lottery for Enrollment.
    • These waitlists will not include applications received after Feb. 26, 2021.
    • Post Open Enrollment applicants will know if a campus is starting to offer to those that applied after Feb. 26th, if when reviewing the lottery results, all the numbers in a particular grade level are highlighted in yellow.  That would signify that offers were made to every applicant who participated in the lottery for that grade level, and the school will start offering to post-Open Enrollment applicants.



The process below does not apply to our post-open enrollment applications.

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, per school.
  2. New families will need to attend an Information Meeting and an Open House for each campus they are applying for.  For instance, if applying to both Phoenix and Falcon campuses, you will need to fill out separate applications for each school, attend the Information Meeting, plus attend one Open House at each campus.  
  3. Submit supplemental information as listed in the online application ASAP, but no later than February 26, 2021.
  4. The administration will verify applicant information, including residency, and meeting attendance as necessary.
  5. Detailed lottery information will be given to families at least one week prior to the Admissions Lottery. Please keep your Family ID in a safe place as it is the number used to identify your waitlist position.
  6. Admission Lottery will be held for each school on March 17, 2021. Then waitlists will be created and posted to the website.
  7. Offer letters will be sent out as space becomes available.
  8. 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 Admission Lottery. 

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




Charter School Complaint Notice California Education Code Requirements

California Education Code (EC) Section 47605(d)(4) ( codes_displaySection.xhtml?sectionNum=47605&lawCode=EDC) states the following:

  • A charter school shall not discourage a pupil from enrolling or seeking to enroll in a charter school for any reason, including, but not limited to, academic performance of the pupil or because the pupil exhibits any of the following characteristics:

    • Academically low-achieving

    • Economically disadvantaged (determined by eligibility for any free or reduced-price meal program)

    • English learner

    • Ethnicity

    • Foster youth

    • Homeless

    • Nationality

    • Neglected or delinquent

    • Race

    • Sexual orientation

    • Pupils with disabilities

  • A charter school shall not request a pupil's records or require the parent, guardian, or pupil to submit the pupil's records to the charter school before enrollment.

  • A charter school shall not encourage a pupil currently attending the charter school to disenroll from the charter school or transfer to another school for any reason (except for suspension or expulsion).

  • This notice shall be posted on a charter school's Internet website and a charter school will provide copies of this notice (1) when a parent, guardian, or pupil inquires about enrollment; (2) before conducting an enrollment lottery, and (3) before dis enrollment of a pupil.

Complaint Procedures

In order to submit a complaint, complete the Charter School Complaint Form.