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 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 15% 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 only requirements to enter the Pacific Collegiate School lottery are to submit the application available at pcslotteryapp.com and submit by the deadline (3/11/19 at 3:30PM). After the lottery deadline has closed, you may still submit an application and will be added to the wait list in order of applications received. The application and lottery meeting dates for the 2020/2021 School Year will be available on our website in October of 2019.
The lottery will take place at 5:00 PM on March 21, 2019. Attendance is not required at the lottery. You will be emailed if your student receives a spot. You can log in and see where you are on the wait list after that date.