Harvest Ridge is not able to accept any new enrollments for the 2020-21 school year. The state of California has voted to EXCLUDE non-classroom based programs from receiving funding this year for new students. As a result, we are not able to serve new students until the 2021-22 school year.
Thank you for understanding.
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.
Click HERE to Apply Online for the 2021-22 school year!
For More Information
Please contact Michelle Highsmith
or call (916) 259-1425 ext. 200
Kindergarten Hybrid Classroom Program
Friday, January 29, 2021: Applications must be received by this date to be included in the Kindergarten lottery.
Friday, February 5, 2021: Kindergarten lottery
All applications received after January 29, 2021 will be added to the waiting list.
Grades 1-8 Hybrid Classroom & Home Study TK-8 Grade
Friday, April 23, 2021: Applications to be included in the lottery
Friday, April 30, 2021: Lottery Date
All applications received after April 23, 2021 will be added to the waiting list.
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 completed online or printed and 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 does not keep applications from year to year, and does not roll over a waiting list from year to year. A new application will need to be provided each year in order for students to be eligible for admission.
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: