Lottery Schools

  • 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 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 early.

    Below is information about what lottery schools accept students and the open grades.

    • Cave Language Academy will accept applications for TK, K, and 1st grade only.
    • Loma Vista Environmental Science Academy will accept applications for TK-8.
    • Mare Island Health and Fitness will accept applications for TK-8.
    • Vallejo Charter School will accept applications for TK-8.

    Otherwise, 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. 9, 2023. 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.
    • Lottery applications can be submitted online until 5 p.m. on April 28, 2023.
    • The lottery will be held on May 1, 2023. Families will receive notice of the results via text or email from School Mint. 
    • Families must respond within the specified time frame given at the time of the lottery results to accept placement in the school of their choice, including being on the waitlist.

    Please contact Danielle Brever if you have any additional questions about the lottery process, registration, or the schools.

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