Palos Verdes Cornerstone & Rancho Vista Schools 2016-2017 Lottery

Palos Verdes Cornerstone & Rancho Vista Schools 2016-2017 Lottery


Today Palos Verdes homes owners wanting to enroll their children in Cornerstone or Rancho Vista Elementary Schools can submit their applications.  The deadline for these applications is 4:00 p.m. on February 29, 2016.  The application system for these two schools, has a randomized database which provides a lottery system.  These schools operate differently than the other elementary schools in Palos Verdes because they are a Parent Participation Model (charter school style).  Parents commit time, energy, skills and passion to assist and organize supporting activities that expand curriculum and learning.

Cornerstone is solely a choice school, which means it is not a home based school which is dependent on the student living in the immediate area.  To be entered in the lottery, a K-5 Intradistrict Transfer Application and Cornerstone’s Letter of Intent must be signed and submitted for each new, incoming student.  Siblings of Cornerstone students who wish to be enrolled for the 2016-2017 school year must also fill out the Intradistrict Transfer Appllication and return it to the district by February 29, 2016.  These documents can be downloaded on the Palos Verdes Peninsula Unified School District website at  Grades TK-5 must bring printed confirmation pages and Step 2 documents to the Enrollment Center by February 29 to retain their reserved seat.  The elementary school assignments will be determined after the enrollment process has been completed.  Notification of placement will take place during the first week of May.

Rancho Vista Elementary is not only a choice school, but also a home based school.  If you reside within the boundary, you will be directed to that campus without special application.  However, if you are not living within the boundary and your child wishes to attend Rancho Vista, you will be required to apply with a K-5 Intradistrict Transfer Application.  Notification of placement will take place the first week of May.

To read my last article on the enrollment process of Cornerstone & Rancho Vista school click here.

Photo courtesy of Cornerstone Elementary.

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