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Enrollment

Please note: The Pre-Enrollment Application and Information below is for the HomeBased Partnership. If you would like to apply to the Classroom Program of Santa Barbara Charter School, please phone (805) 967-6522.

Enrollment Policy Read this before you start enrolling your child

Pre-Enrollment Applications are available at the time a parent or guardian of a prospective student tours HBP, and they are also available on our website. 

  1. The initial lottery will be held at the Circle of Trustees meeting during February.
  2. A lottery will be drawn for each grade. A list will be created reflecting the students’ names in the order they are selected in the lottery.
  3. Space will be offered to the first students on the list, according to anticipated space availability.
  4. Students for whom there is no anticipated available space will remain on a waiting list in the order they were selected in the lottery. They will fill additional spaces as spaces become available, subject to lottery position.
  5. Students for whom pre-enrollment applications are completed after the initial lottery will be held in a secondary pool. In the event the initial waiting list is exhausted and additional spaces become available, a second lottery will be held. In order to facilitate the mid-year enrollment of students in a timely and efficient manner, this one other member of the administrative staff and a member of the Circle of Trustees. These students will be put on a list in the order they are selected by lottery, and will be notified as space becomes available.

The following priorities supersede lottery numbers:

  1. Students transferring between the HomeBased and Classroom-based programs.
  2. Children of SBCS staff;
  3. Siblings of current SBCS students or students whom successfully matriculated from 6th or 8th grade;
  4. Students who reside within the Santa Barbara Elementary District.
  5. Children of staff members who work on a host campus (should SBCS be located on another school site).
 

A virtual tour of HBP

In-Person tours

Our in-person tours are 45 minutes long and are given monthly.  The whole family is welcome to come on a tour.  Your children are welcome to participate in our programming while you are on the tour.

Pre-Enrollment 

Please note: The Pre-Enrollment Application and Information below is for the HomeBased Partnership. If you would like to apply to the Classroom Program of Santa Barbara Charter School, please phone (805) 967-6522.

Use the buttons below to download our Pre-enrollment Application for the school year 2023-24. 

After you download it, fill it in, and send us the completed copy to SBCSHBP@gmail.com. 

If you prefer, you can use the contact page on this web site, and we will contact you to help you go through it.

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