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Thank you for your interest in Pacific Collegiate School!
Pacific Collegiate School (PCS) is a public charter school open to any student in 7th through 12th grade seeking a rigorous college preparatory education. Admission to PCS is through a public, random lottery, as required by California law.
There are only two requirements to enter PCS’s lottery:
1. Fill out an application (see link below) and 2. Attend a pre-lottery information session. There are no student admission tests, tuition, fees of any kind, or any other requirements except the two listed above. PCS, like many other public charter schools, conducts an annual lottery because there are more requests to enroll than there are seats available.
In addition to the main lottery, PCS also runs a first-to-college admissions lottery that allocates 12% of 7th grade seats for students who will be the first in their family to attend college. This lottery occurs prior to the main lottery; anyone not chosen in the first-to-college lottery is then entered in the main lottery as well.
The lottery application period for the 2017-2018 School year is now closed. You may still fill out an application at, however, you will be added to the wait list in order received. As spaces become available during the 2017-18 school year, we will add students off the wait lists already created by the 2017 lottery drawing. However, we may have openings in the 11th and 12th grade for 2017-18, please contact Sonya Kiernan for more information.
The pre-lottery information sessions are scheduled January through March, and the lottery drawing occurs in March for the following school year. The application and lottery information meeting dates for 2018-2019 will be on our website in October.
To apply or view your lottery results, log on to your PCS Lottery application at