Enrollment Information for 2019-2020

Admission Requirements

Charter schools are schools of choice. All students in the San Diego Unified School District and all other districts are eligible to apply and attend Old Town Academy and will comply with Education Code 47605. Priority is provided to students who reside within the 92110 and 92103 zip codes; as well as residents of San Diego who are residing within the geographical boundary lines of the San Diego Unified School District; additional priority to the extent available will be as set forth in the Old Town Academy Charter Petition. The following admission requirements, consistent with non-discriminatory statutes will be followed:

  • Parents of students applying for admission must complete an Application during the school’s open enrollment period: January 28 - March 22, 2019
  • Preference for enrollment will be given to students residing in our area served by SDUSD
  • Parents are encouraged to participate in one of the scheduled school tours during the open enrollment, which will detail the school’s expectations and policies.
  • Student and parent must read, sign and return the OTA parent/student Handbook along with the required forms prior to enrollment at Old Town Academy.
  • OTA is a uniform school and full compliance with our uniform policy is expected.
  • OTA strives to be as paperless as possible in regards to communication. Parents and students are expected to check and review their emails nightly as well as actively monitor their classroom blogs and the OTA website for updates.
  • A separate application is needed for each child/applicant.
  • Kindergarten students need to be 5 years old on or before September 1, 2019.
  • Birth certificates or passports and updated immunization records are required of all new students prior to confirmation of enrollment.
  • All students entering 7th grade will need their updated TDAP immunization/Booster before the end of the first week of school.

Should the number of valid applicants exceed the available openings, we will conduct a random public lottery, designed pick students at random to fill the openings.

Lottery Procedures

  • The school will conduct an electronic lottery.
  • The lottery will take place within 30 days of closing of the open enrollment period.
  • The lottery shall draw names from a single pool of applicants that applied through our online application.
  • Applicants will be notified via email of their application status.
  • Once you receive a notice of  your status, via email, your failure to confirm your spot within 24 hours will result in the spot being forfeited and the next parent/student will be called to fill the spot.
  • If spots become available, waitlisters will be called to fill the openings, if you are on our waitlist, you will have 24 hours to confirm your spot or the spot will be given to the next student/parent.

Dates to keep in mind

The following dates apply to our Open Enrollment for the 2019-2020 school year:

  • Monday, January 28 – New Student Applications will be posted
  • Monday, March 4 – Intent to Re-enroll forms will be distributed to current families
  • Friday, March 15 – Intent to Re-enroll forms are due
  • Friday, March 22 – New Student Applications are due
  • Friday, April 19 – Lottery for new students

To respect the instructional time of teachers and students, and to assure optimal learning and achievement, tours will be conducted after school. All tours will start at 3:30 p.m., at the downstairs field area, and no reservations are needed. Just show up!

Tour Dates:

  • Thursday, January 31
  • Friday, February 8
  • Wednesday, February 13
  • Tuesday, February 19;
  • Monday, February 25

Please contact Mr. Centofranchi at 619 574-6225 or [email protected] if you have any immediate questions or concerns.