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Admissions Frequently Asked Questions

Admissions Frequently Asked Questions

What qualifications does my child need to have to attend Achieve?
Achieve Charter School shall admit all pupils who wish to attend the school up to capacity. No test or assessment shall be administered to students prior to acceptance and enrollment into the school. Pupils will be considered for admissions without regard to race, ethnicity, national origin, gender, or disability.

How can I apply for Achieve Charter School?
The application process at Achieve is comprised of the following:
  • Completion of a student lottery application (please mail or submit to ACS at 1492 East Ave., Chico, CA 95926)
  • Attendance of a New Parent Orientation Meeting
  • Completion of registration packet
  • Parent signature of school contract
  • Proof of immunizations and proof of minimum age requirements, e.g. birth certificate
  • Home Language Survey
  • Completion of Emergency Medical Information Form
Lottery applications will be accepted during a publicly advertised open enrollment period in February for enrollment in the following school year. Following the open enrollment period each year applications shall be counted to determine whether any grade level has received more applications than availability. In the event this happens, Achieve will hold a public random drawing to determine enrollment for the impacted grade level, with the exception of existing students (2nd year forward) who are guaranteed enrollment in the following school year. Enrollment preferences in the case of a public random drawing shall be allowed in accordance with school policy. At the conclusion of the public random drawing, all students who were not granted admission due to capacity shall be given the option to put their name on a wait list according to their draw in the lottery. This wait list will allow students the option of enrollment in the case of an opening during the school year. The waiting list does not carry over to the following school year.

When can I tour the campus?
2021 Tour Dates will be posted in January of 2021.  Participants will meet with Achieve Charter School Principal/Superintendent, and visit K-8th grade classrooms.

Is attending a school tour mandatory?
No, attending a school tour is not mandatory.

When is the lottery?
March 2021
Achieve Charter Frequently Asked Questions

Achieve Charter Frequently Asked Questions

What is a Charter School?
Visit our Mission and Charter page to learn more about charter schools.
 
What is the uniform policy?
Achieve Charter School policy requires all students to wear uniforms, beginning in the 2005/2006 school year.  Achieve Charter School is committed to create a culture of academic rigor.  A uniform dress code encourages this atmosphere.  Implementation of this policy will 
reduce distractions and disruptions caused by clothing, make economic disparities between students less obvious, minimize the use of clothing to signal gang affiliation and other risks to student safety, promote student achievement and create an orderly learning environment.  Because Achieve Charter School is a school of choice, there will be NO exemptions for students.  Achieve Charter School offers a uniform closet with used uniforms to support families who may need assistance in meeting uniform requirements.  Read about uniform specifics in our Parent/Student Handbook.
 
What are parent volunteer requirements?
All parents are encouraged to sign a contract committing to donate 20 volunteer hours per family per year to Achieve Charter School. Volunteer hours can be accumulated numerous ways on or off campus; during, before, or after school. Please see school office staff, individual teachers, or your Parent Advisory Council Classroom Representative for ways you can donate your time. The School will provide Fall/Winter and Spring/Summer Volunteer Hour Log Sheets during the school year. Please track your volunteer hours and return the log sheets to school when requested.
 
Does Achieve have a Hot Lunch Program?
Achieve Charter School utilizes the PUSD Breakfast and Lunch Program and offers free and reduced prices through the National School Lunch and Breakfast Program for qualifying families.  Breakfast and lunch are available Monday through Friday. Families who qualify for 
reduced priced meals must fill out the Free and Reduced Lunch Application found in your registration packet and available in the office. 
 
What is a Personalized Learning Plan?
Personalized Learning Plans will be developed for each student at the parent/teacher/student conference before the school year begins. At this time students’ strengths will be identified and goals for the coming trimester will be set. These strengths and goals will become part of your child’s Personalized Learning Plan. The PLP will provide the teacher, parents and student with a common goal and plan for achievement for the school year. Student goals will be set for each trimester and reviewed by teachers, parents and students at the end of each trimester. Teachers and parents will meet on a more frequent basis if needed. Achieve Charter School Staff views parents as the primary educator and asks for your assistance and input in your child’s PLP. Parents are encouraged to take the initiative to keep themselves informed of their children’s progress and work in a partnership with their child’s teacher at all times during the school year. If an issue or concern comes up mid trimester, parents should request extra parent/teacher conferences to make adjustments to their child’s PLP. Please see the Middle School Handbook for Middle School PLP details.
Charter School Complaint Notice

Charter School Complaint Notice

California Education Code Requirements California Education Code (EC) Section 47605(d)(4) (https://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/ codes_displaySection.xhtml?sectionNum=47605&lawCode=EDC) states the following:
  • A charter school shall not discourage a pupil from enrolling or seeking to enroll in a charter school for any reason, including, but not limited to, academic performance of the pupil or because the pupil exhibits any of the following characteristics:
  • Academically low-achieving
  • Economically disadvantaged (determined by eligibility for any free or reduced price meal program)
  • English learner
  • Ethnicity
  • Foster youth
  • Homeless
  • Nationality
  • Neglected or delinquent
  • Race
  • Sexual orientation
  • Pupils with disabilities
  • A charter school shall not request a pupil's records or require the parent, guardian, or pupil to submit the pupil's records to the charter school before enrollment.
  • A charter school shall not encourage a pupil currently attending the charter school to disenroll from the charter school or transfer to another school for any reason (except for suspension or expulsion).