The Application Process
Bridges offers both Parent Information Nights and school tours for interested families. Please call our school office, 805-492-3569, for dates and times. Our Open Enrollment begins January 1st of each year. All interested families may submit a Pre-Enrollment form which contains the name of the student, birthday, grade, address, phone number and parents’/guardians names. The form will be available in the office beginning in February or each year. All completed Pre-Enrollment forms must be received by the second Friday in March and only one form may be submitted per student.
Based on the available number of spots, administration will announce publicly how many spots are available as compared to how many students have completed the application process. If there are more applicants than spots available, Bridges will hold a public random drawing to determine enrollment for the impacted grade levels in accordance with Education Code Section 47605(d)(B).
Public notice will be posted regarding the date and time of the public random drawing and Bridges will inform parents of all applicants and all interested parties of the rules to be followed during the lottery process, location, date and time of the public random drawing. The public random drawing will be held at the school site during reasonable hours for public to attend.
Based on the lottery drawing, a waiting list will be developed from the list of students who do not receive admission in the order in which they are drawn and will be considered should a vacancy occur during the year. Students on the waiting list will be notified by phone or mail immediately if space becomes available and they will have one week to return the enrollment forms. If the enrollment forms are not returned in one week, Bridges will notify the next family on the list. Bridges will maintain auditable records of all admissions activities.
As per the charter, preferences in the case of a public random drawing for grades K-8 will be given in the following order:
- Siblings of currently enrolled students
- Children of Bridges Charter School employees
- Students who applied but were not admitted in the prior year
- All other students who reside in CVUSD
Parents / guardians will be notified of admission in a timely fashion following the enrollment process. The parent(s) who children are selected to attend Bridges will be required to provide registration information as need by the school’s registrar.
During the school year, parents wishing to enroll their students will meet with the Director to review the school. The Director will also advise the parents on the current enrollment to determine where the student would fall on the wait list, or if there is space in the grade the student would be placed in. Upon completion of meeting with the Director, the family will be directed to the school registrar for enrollment packet and information.