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September 27, 2021

Pacific Collegiate School is accepting lottery applications

Discover PCS!

Please complete the online application by 3/11/19 and attend one of the following information meetings and discover PCS if you have not done so in the last two years. An RSVP is required to attend a meeting. Spanish translation will be available at all lottery meetings.

  • Thursday, 1/24/19 6:00 PM at PCS
  • Thursday, 1/31/19 at 5:30 PM at Watsonville Public Library Saturday, 2/9/19 at 9:00 AM at PCS
  • Tuesday, 2/12/19 at 6:00 PM at PCS
  • Thursday, 2/21/19 at 6:00 PM at RCNV
  • Thursday, 2/28/19 at 6:00 PM at Simpkins Swim Center Saturday, 3/9/19 at 9:00 AM at PCS

Parents are encouraged to bring their students. Please go to and click on the Apply tab for further information, to fill out the application and to RSVP to an info meeting.

Pacific Collegiate School (PCS) is a public charter school open to any student in 7th through 12th grade seeking a rigorous college preparatory education. Admission to PCS is through a public, random lottery, as required by California law.

There are no student admission tests, tuition, fees of any kind, or any other requirements except the two listed above. PCS, like many other public charter schools, conducts an annual lottery because there are more requests to enroll than there are seats available.
In addition to the main lottery, PCS also runs a first-to-college admissions lottery that allocates 15% of 7th grade seats for students who will be the first in their family to attend college. This lottery occurs prior to the main lottery; anyone not chosen in the first-to-college lottery is then entered in the main lottery as well.

The only requirements to enter the Pacific Collegiate School lottery are to submit the application available at  (available on 10/15/18) and submit by the deadline (3/11/19 at 3:30PM) and attend one of our informational meetings if you have not done so in the last two years. Siblings of current PCS students are exempt from this requirement. Due to room capacity and seating limitations, an RSVP is required  to attend one of our meetings. Click below to RSVP and register for a meeting. Thank you!


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