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    Our Lottery for the 2023-24 School Year was on March 7, 2023. Applications are still being accepted, and if the class is full, your student can be placed on the waitlist. 

    Our Lottery for the 2023-24 School Year was on March 7, 2023. Applications are still being accepted, and if the class is full, your student can be placed on the waitlist. 

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    Paradise Campus: Grades K-6, Chico Campus: Grades K-8
    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 admission without regard to race, ethnicity, national origin, gender, or disability.
    When is open enrollment?
    The publicly advertised open enrollment period starts in January for enrollment for 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 waitlist according to their draw in the lottery. This waitlist 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.
    How do I turn in my Lottery Application?
    The Lottery Application can be completed online using this link: Lottery Application.
    When is the Lottery for the 2023-24 school year?
    The Lottery for the 2023-24 school year was on March 7, 2023. 
    Can I fill out a Lottery Application after the lottery?
    Yes! You can fill out the Lottery Application, and if the class is full, your student will be placed on the waitlist. 
    What do I do after my child is accepted in the lottery?
    After enrollment acceptance:
    • Complete registration (online enrollment link will be emailed after acceptance, paper enrollment packets are also available)
    • Provide proof of immunizations and proof of minimum age requirements, e.g., birth certificate
    • Complete the Home Language Survey 
    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 creating 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 uniform scholarships and also has a uniform closet with preowned uniforms to support families who may need assistance in meeting uniform requirements. Read about uniform specifics in our Parent/Student Handbook.
    Does Achieve have a hot lunch program?
    All students have access to free breakfast and lunch! 
    Does Achieve have an after-school program?
    Yes! The Balanced Brain After School Program provides an extension of the academic and social-emotional learning program offered at Achieve Charter School. We provide a safe, caring, and fun learning environment while encouraging your child’s social, physical, academic, and mental well-being. The program starts directly after school and runs until 5:30 pm. The daily tuition is $8 (Monday-Thursday) and $10 (Friday).
    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 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 adjust their child’s PLP.
    Does Achieve have a Transitional Kindergarten (TK) Program?
    Achieve will not have a TK Program for the 2023-24 school year.
    Charter School Complaint Notice

    Charter School Complaint Notice

    California Education Code Requirements California Education Code (EC) Section 47605(d)(4) ( 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).