HCCS IS ACCEPTING STUDENT APPLICATIONS FOR 2013-2014! please contact our school office at 208-453-8070 for more information.
Online Enrollment period for the 2013-2014 School LOTTERY has closed. We welcome all interested students to apply for enrollment in grades K-8 for the 2013-2014. All new applicants will be added to the waiting list in the order their paperwork is received.
Please go to “Enrollment” menu and click on “Enrollment Form” submenu. or click here
Please allow time for us to contact you. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the HCCS office.
To see Heritage Community Charter School Attendance Map, click HERE.
School Registration Forms
For New and Returning Students, please click on the corresponding link to open our registration forms, fill it out and bring the registration package to the school office located at 1803 East Ustick Road, Caldwell, ID 83605.
How does the application lottery and registration process work?
Applications are accepted during an open application period each spring. Filling out and submitting an application does not guarantee a spot for your child to register for the following school year. The application process, lottery and registration are explained below. Enrollment for the 2013 school year will consist of the following:
- Grades K-8 will have two classes of 30 students in each class, 60 students per grade.
Our maximum capacity for the 2013 school year is a total of 540 students between kindergarten through 8th grade.
If we reach capacity during the application period in any given grade, we are required by state law to conduct a lottery. The lottery is conducted by a non-biased party. This lottery process is determined grade by grade as each grade reaches it’s maximum capacity as stated above. All applications will be drawn from the lottery to determine registration or placement on the waiting list. Applications received after the open application period will be placed on a waiting list determined by when their application was received.
The lottery, by state law, has the following preferences:
The first preference is given to those students of parents or guardians who have been granted founders status by December 31, 2011 by the HCCS Board of Directors. Once an individual is granted founder status, it will apply to all children of that parent or guardian. Only 10% of our maximum capacity can be reserved for those with founder status, for 2013 it will be a total of 54 students. The second preference is given to students of siblings already selected for enrollment. The third preference is given to students who are verified to reside within the primary attendance area. The HCCS primary attendance area consists of the Caldwell School District boundaries, and a small portion of the Vallivue School District, please refer to the primary attendance area map. All residence status must be verified during the registration process. The fourth preference is for those students who reside outside the primary attendance area.
We are encouraging early applications so we will have an idea of our enrollment numbers which will help us in moving forward with our planning and implementation phase. If there is the possibility of over enrollment, it will also allow us to plan for the lottery and if necessary and let parents know early enough if their child was selected to register for the 2013 school year at HCCS. The lottery will be held sometime during the spring of 2013.
After the lottery selection is completed for the number of available seats for each grade, the lottery process will continue in the same manner to determine the order that students who were not drawn for registration will be placed on a waiting list. This list will be in lottery number order. But it gets renewed each year. The purpose for this list is if students leave during the year and vacancies become open, those on the waiting list will be given the opportunity to register for enrollment at HCCS for the current year in the order in which they appear on the waiting list. Once students are in enrolled at HCCS, they are not required to go through a lottery process each year. At the end of each year, parents will be required to fill out a re-enrollment form for the following school year to assure a guaranteed spot for the following school year.
Heritage Community Charter School is a free, public charter school open to everyone. The school complies with the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and Part B of the IDEA
Heritage Community Charter School’s Process for Enrollment
Idaho law requires that an equitable selection process, such as a lottery, be held to determine who will be enrolled if more students apply than there are openings at any grade level. Heritage Community Charter School’s 2013 lottery date to be announced (TBA).
Parents and guardians of students selected for admission will be notified and provided a letter of intent to register within one week of the lottery being conducted. Intent to register letters must be signed by each student’s parent or guardian and returned to Heritage Community Charter School within 7 days of receipt. If no response is received within 7 days, the child’s name will be moved to the bottom of the waiting list.
Priority Preferences for 2013 Lottery and Subsequent Enrollment Periods
Preferences for subsequent enrollment periods shall be as follows:
- First, to pupils returning to HCCS in the second or any subsequent year of operation. Returning students are automatically enrolled in the appropriate grade and do not need to be selected by a lottery.
- Second, to children of founders and full-time employees provided that this admission preference shall be limited to not more than ten percent (10%) of the capacity of HCCS.
- Third, to siblings of pupils already enrolled in HCCS.
- Fourth, to prospective students residing in the primary attendance area of HCCS.
- Fifth, to prospective students residing outside the primary attendance area of HCCS.
Non-Discrimination Statement: Federal law prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, or disability in any educational programs or activities receiving federal financial assistance. (Title VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964; Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972; Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.) It is the policy of Heritage Community Charter School not to discriminate in any educational programs or activities or in employment practices.
Inquiries regarding compliance with this nondiscriminatory policy may be directed to Mr. Tom Luna, State Superintendent of Public Instruction, P.O. Box 83720, Boise, Idaho 83720-0027, (208) 332-6800, or to the Director, Office of Civil Rights, Department of Education, Washington, D.C.
Non-Sectarian Statement: Heritage Community Charter School is a 501c3 non-profit organization. Our policies indicate that we welcome students of all faiths, races, abilities, ages and incomes. Heritage Community Charter School is a tuition free, Idaho public charter school.