VCMS offers priority enrollment for certain groups of applicants. No person shall be subject to discrimination on the basis of sex, gender, sexual orientation, ethnic group identification, race, color, ancestry, national origin, religion, or disability.
In the event of a public random drawing, admissions exemptions and preferences will be as follows:
1. Existing students (exempt)
2. Siblings of existing students (exempt)
3. Children of faculty (preference)*
4. Students who reside in the attendance area of Andres & Maria Cardenas Elementary School. (preference)
5. Residents of the District (preference)
* Children of faculty will not constitute more than 10% of the school’s enrollment.
If you are extended an offer for priority enrollment, you will need to provide supporting documentation in the enrollment packet to accept the enrollment offer. A verification of your priority will be done prior to finalizing your child’s enrollment. If your child is offered priority enrollment and VCMS deems that the child does not qualify, your child will remain on the wait list.
Once enrollment is reached, the remaining names will continue to be assigned numbers and will be placed on a “wait list” in order. If vacancies occur during the school year, the vacancies will be filled according to the order of the wait list.
Every family in the random public drawing will be notified of their wait list number by email or telephone. As spaces become available, parents will be notified by U.S. mail, phone call or email. Families will be given a deadline by which to accept the spot and request an enrollment packet.
Charter schools are not allowed to discourage a pupil from enrolling or seeking to enroll in a charter school because the pupil exhibits any characteristics such as students with disabilities, academically low-achieving, English learners, neglected or delinquent, homeless, socially economically disadvantaged, foster youth, or based on nationality, race, ethnicity, or sexual orientation. Charter schools are not allowed to request a pupil's records before enrollment or encourage a child who is enrolled in a charter school to disenroll or transfer to another school. A parent, guardian, or pupil (18 years or older) may file a Charter School Complaint Form to the authorizing entity if they suspect the charter school is in violation of Education Code (EC)Section 47605(d)(4). If you wish you fill out a complaint form, please download a form from the "about us" section of this website, or visit the school office.
Thank you again for your interest in Valley Charter Middle School!