Enrollment is now CLOSED for the
2019-20 school year.
We ARE accepting applications for the 2020-21 school year.
Harvest Ridge Cooperative Charter School is public, tuition-free charter school open to all. We have a diverse population, and students are accepted without entrance criteria. Harvest Ridge provides an engaging and hands on academic curriculum, focusing on experiential learning.
Parent cooperative expectations are that families will choose to fulfill 30 or more hours of annual volunteer service to the school.
The lottery for Kindergarten for the 2020-21 school year took place on Friday, February 7th, 2020.
For More Information or to Turn in Applications...Please contact Michelle Highsmith
or call (916) 259-1425 ext. 200
Harvest Ridge offers Transitional Kindergarten (TK) through our Home Study program. Students who enroll in Transitional Kindergarten will be provided a home study teacher and an instructional funding account to provide a home based program to meet their needs. Students are eligible for TK if their fifth birthday falls between September 2 and December 2 of the year that they enroll. Students who turn five after December 2 will not be admitted until the following school year.
Kindergarten Age for Enrolling
In keeping with the California Education Code, a child must be five (5) years old on or before September 1 in order to enroll in kindergarten at the Charter School.
Kindergarten Enrollment Policy
This policy is modeled after the purposes and provisions of the Kindergarten Readiness Act of 2010 (“KRA”), which amended California Education Code section 48000 among other statutes. Harvest Ridge Cooperative Charter School (the “Charter School”) recognizes that success in kindergarten is not only affected by what children know or do not know academically, but by their physical, social, and emotional readiness. Therefore, it is the intent of this policy, in keeping with the provisions of the KRA, to delay the entry date of four (4) year olds into kindergarten in order to give such children time to prepare and mature intellectually, academically, physically, socially, and emotionally prior to enrollment in kindergarten.
How do I apply?
Submit a Harvest Ridge Cooperative Charter School Request for Admission. This can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org, or dropped by the school office.
Continuing students who are currently enrolled in the charter school do not need to reapply. Applicants will be placed on the waiting list for full classes in the date and time order that they are received.
What is the timeline for the Kindergarten application process?
To be eligible for the Kindergarten random public drawing, you must submit a Request for Admission as follows:
If I miss the application deadline, can I still apply?
After the noted application deadline, Harvest Ridge continues to accept applications.
Are applications kept from year to year?
Harvest Ridge will contact current waiting list families to turn in a reapply application by the end of December each year in order to hold their child's spot on the waiting list for the following school year. Students who do not send in a new application for the following school year by the deadline will be removed from the waiting list.
Are there preferences given to any students in the lottery process?
Yes. The public random drawing will be conducted with the following admission preferences and exemptions being given: