ADMISSIONS AND RANDOM PUBLIC LOTTERY
If the number of valid applicants exceed the number of available student openings than a random public lottery drawing will be held within 30 days of the close of enrollment. Families will be notified of the date and time of the lottery but do not need to be present to participate in the lottery or to confirm acceptance to the school.
For classes already at capacity and previously filled through lottery further applicants will be asked to confirm waitlist status and will be added to the waitlist on a first come, first serve bases
Event: Temecula International - random public lottery
Date: Wednesday August 2, 2017 for JULY ENROLLMENT
Time: 7pm to 9pm
Location: 43460 Ridge Park Drive, Suite 200, Temecula 92590
If a lottery is to be held it shall follow the guidelines as set forth in the School's Charter Admission Policy with the following assurances and lottery preferences:
Temecula International Academy will enroll all pupils who wish to attend to the extent that space allows.
Temecula International Academy will be an open enrollment, tuition-free public school with no specific requirements for admission (e.g., minimum grade point average, test scores, discipline records, etc.) as outlined in Education Code § 47605(d)(2)(A). No test or assessment shall be administered to students prior to acceptance and enrollment into the school.
Temecula International Academy will comply with all laws establishing minimum and maximum age for public school attendance.
Temecula International Academy will be nonsectarian in its programs, admission policies, and all other operations, and will not charge tuition nor discriminate on the basis of the characteristics listed in Education Code Section 220 (actual or perceived disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, nationality, race or ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, or any other characteristic that is contained in the definition of hate crimes set forth in Section 422.55 of the Penal Code or association with an individual who has any of the aforementioned characteristics).
Temecula International Academy will ensure that all application materials provide complete information regarding application procedures, key dates, and admissions preferences and requirements consistent with approved charter.
Admission eligibility will not be determined by the place of residence of a pupil, except as otherwise required by law.
Temecula International Academy shall grant in the following order of preference and according to the following rationale with the exception of existing students, who will be guaranteed admission in the following school year:
Siblings of enrolled and admitted students: to keep families together.
Children of Temecula International Founding Families and full-time staff (not to exceed 10% of the total enrollment) as defined by the Founding Family Policy below in accordance with Education Code section 47605(d)(2)(A): to honor the work and commitment of founding families and staff
Students residing within TVUSD boundaries: as required by Education Code Section 47605(d)(2)(B) and to serve as a public school option for students and families of Temecula
All other students outside the TVUSD
Lottery rules and the date and time for the public random drawing will be communicated through the school's website. Public notice will be posted regarding the date and time of the random public drawing once the enrollment deadline date has passed.
Two (2) TIA Board Members and at least one other independent community representative or school employee will conduct the Admissions Lottery as a public event to ensure that lottery procedures are fairly executed. Parents and families will have access to the lottery results.
The random public lottery determines an applicants' waitlist status if the number of applicants exceeds the number of student spaces for the school year. Offers for openings are made in waitlist number order until the spots are filled or the waitlist is exhausted. The waitlist is updated accordingly.
Initial offers will be made in the week following the lottery drawing by email. When an offer is made, TIA will request that applicants notify the school within 7 days to indicate whether or not they will accept; if offers are declined or applicants do not respond, the spot is then offered to the next applicant on the waitlist. Email notificiation will be sent to each family on the waitlist.
The waitlist for the current school year remains active until TIA admissions period commences for the following year. Lottery applications are only valid for the current school year. Applicants must reapply for the lottery annually if TIA is unable to offer them admission for the current year.
TIA will invite members of the community as official observers of the lottery to verify lottery procedures are fairly executed.