Vallejo City Unified School District (VCUSD) has four lottery schools. Mare Island Health and Fitness Academy, Loma Vista Environmental Science Academy, Vallejo Charter School and Elmer Cave Language Academy. Loma Vista Environmental Science Academy and Mare Island Health and Fitness Academy are also neighborhood schools, which means families who live in the neighborhood can enroll in the school without going through the lottery process, as long as there is space.
If you live in the neighborhood of either of these schools, please enroll your child as early as December 1, 2021, for the 2022-2023 school year.
Otherwise, in order to attend one of these schools, you must participate in the lottery. If you would like your child to attend one of the four lottery schools, please follow these steps:
- Complete the online registration for students who are new to the District.
- Complete the form for the lottery school(s) of your choice. Lottery applications are accepted beginning Jan. 3, 2022. You must have completed registration through the District online registration before completing the lottery application. Failure to do so will void your lottery application. Current students are already registered.
- Fill out a lottery application
- Lottery applications can be submitted online until 5 p.m. on April 15, 2022.
- The lottery will be held on Friday, April 29, 2022, in the District Offices, room 115 (665 Walnut Ave., Vallejo, CA 94592).
- Cave Language Academy, 9:15 a.m.
- Loma Vista Environmental Science Academy, 11:30 a.m.
- Mare Island Health & Fitness Academy, 1 p.m.
- Vallejo Charter School, 2 p.m.
You will receive an email from Danielle Brever in early May letting you know about your placement. You must confirm that you are either accepting the open spot offered or accepting the spot on the waitlist no later than May 26, 2022. If your child is on the waitlist and a spot opens during the school year, you will be notified by the school staff. If your child is on the waitlist at the end of the school year, you will be contacted asking if you wish to remain on the list. Again, you must confirm in order to remain on the waitlist.
Please contact Danielle Brever if you have any additional questions about the lottery process, registration, or the schools.
Our Lottery Schools
Elmer Cave Language Academy
A Spanish dual-immersion school: applications accepted for TK, kindergarten and 1st grade only. Grades 2-8 are evaluated for acceptance from other Spanish dual-immersion schools only.
More Information (English & Spanish)
Loma Vista Environmental Science Academy
An environmental-themed school with access to a farm: applications accepted for grades TK-8.
Mare Island Health and Fitness Academy
A health and fitness-themed school: applications accepted for grades K-8.
More Information (English)
More Information (Spanish)
Vallejo Charter School
An Expeditionary Learning school: applications accepted for grades K-8.