Thank you for visiting the Pacific Collegiate School Lottery application website.
Pacific Collegiate School (PCS) is a public charter school open to any student in 7th through 12th grade seeking a rigorous college preparatory education. Admission to PCS is through a public, random lottery, as required by California law.
The application process is now over for the 18/19 School Year. If you would like to see your student's position on the 2018/2019 wait list, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. We are still taking wait list applications for the 11th and 12th grades, contact email@example.com to be added to the list.
The application and meeting dates for the 2019-2020 School Year will be available in Mid October.
There are no student admission tests, tuition, fees of any kind, or any other requirements except the two listed above. PCS, like many other public charter schools, conducts an annual lottery because there are more requests to enroll than there are seats available.
In addition to the main lottery, PCS also runs a first-to-college admissions lottery that allocates 14% of 7th grade seats for students who will be the first in their family to attend college. 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.