Lottery Application for Academic Year 2020-2021
Treasure Valley Classical Academy is a public, tuition-free, open-enrollment school that will serve students in grades Kindergarten through 7th grade by the fall of 2020. Students must reside within the state of Idaho to be eligible to attend tuition free.
The lottery application for the 2020-2021 school year will open on Wednesday, January 29. All applications submitted before 4:00pm on Wednesday, March 11 will be entered into our enrollment lottery. The lottery will take place on Wednesday, March 18 at 9:00am and the results of the lottery will be published as soon as possible thereafter. School tours for families who have been offered seats will take place between March 31 and April 2. The registration deadline for families offered a seat immediately after the lottery is Wednesday, April 8.
Lottery applications submitted after 4:00pm MST on March 11, 2020 will be added to the post-lottery wait lists in the order forms are received in our SchoolMint system. Please note: lottery preferences are still applied to students on wait lists.
Important Information for Academic Year 2020-2021 for Grades 6 and 7
TVCA has obtained permission from the Idaho Public Charter School Commission and the TVCA Board of Directors has approved an expansion of 6th and 7th grade to 54 students per grade. TVCA has obtained additional facility space and plans to expand both grades to full size pending sufficient student enrollment.
Prospective parents of students and members of the community are invited to join the Treasure Valley Classical Academy administration and enrollment staff for an overview of our academic philosophy, academic plan, school life, and sports/activities, and a detailed explanation of the enrollment process.
Parent information sessions will take place on the following dates:
January 22 | 7:00 – 8:30pm | TVCA Auditorium
February 18 | 7:00 – 8:30pm | TVCA Auditorium
March 10 | 7:00 – 8:30pm | TVCA Auditorium
Each year, the enrollment process will a) fill a new grade of Kindergarten students, and b) position students to take seats that may come available in first grade and above.
To the extent that demand exceeds the number of available seats for any given grade, the administration will conduct a public, system-generated, grade-level lottery. The public lottery will take place at Treasure Valley Classical Academy, 500 SW 3rd Street, Fruitland, ID 83619. Lottery results will be posted to each applicant’s online SchoolMint account on the day of the lottery.
In accordance with Treasure Valley Classical Academy’s charter and as permitted by IDAPA § 08-02-04 7, Treasure Valley Classical Academy will grant enrollment preference to children of board members and of full-time employees, to the siblings of currently-enrolled students and to students who reside within Payette County.
Sibling preference refers to giving preference in the lottery to students who already have a sibling enrolled at the school. “Sibling” means a person with whom a child shares one or both parents in common by blood, adoption, or marriage, even if the marriage was terminated by death or dissolution. Siblings reside at least 50% of the time in the same household. Siblings, for the purpose of Treasure Valley Classical Academy’s enrollment process, must reside within the state of Idaho. The lottery will be conducted on a grade-by-grade basis, and the results of the lottery for one sibling will have no bearing on the results of another sibling who is also participating in the lottery.
The result of the lottery for rising Kindergarten students will be a list of 50 “seated” students, plus a numerical wait list. The result of the lottery for first grade students and above will be a numerical wait list. Wait list number may be monitored by parents through their online SchoolMint account. The school will use the wait list to offer available seats to students on a grade-by-grade basis as they become available.