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Once you have gathered all the information and identified the schools that best support your child’s needs, you’ll need to fill out an application to enroll. Most schools offer digital applications on their website.
While charter schools are open to all Nevada students, there are limited spaces available and some schools have wait lists. If applications exceed available spaces, the school must conduct a lottery to select students. Prior to conducting the lottery, enrollment preferences may be provided to several categories of students. In 2015, the Nevada Legislature expanded allowable enrollment preferences. Categories of students with enrollment preferences include:
The 2015 Legislature also adopted a provision requiring new and expanding charter schools to notify parents living near the school about the application and enrollment process. Achievement charter schools will be prioritized for students residing in the attendance zone where it is located. If additional spaces are available, a lottery will be conducted.
Nevada is exploring a weighted lottery that can potentially help students who need it most have a better chance of getting into the school of their choice. Follow us on Facebook and twitter for updates.
If your child is waitlisted, you can explore other options that match to your child’s needs. You can also get involved with your current school to ensure your child’s needs are being met.
School performance in Nevada is measured by the Nevada School Performance Framework (NSPF), a state-designed accountability system encouraging continuous improvement and support for low-performing schools.
To explore NSPF results and find out how Clark County public schools are doing, visit www.greatschoolsallkids.org
You, as a parent, are in the best position to decide which option best suits the needs and talents of your child. We recommend applying to at least two different schools in case your child is not admitted to your first-choice.