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.
1. Fill out an application
by the deadline March 12, 2018 at 3:30 PM.
and 2. Attend a pre-lottery information session if you have not done so in the last two years. Students are strongly encouraged to attend with a parent.
The lottery meetings are now over for the 2018-2019 enrollment year. You may still fill out an application and you will be added to the wait list in order of application received.
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.