Charter Enrollment Information Night

We offer two Charter Information Night sessions each year in October and January. This is a general information session for families interested in charter enrollment to Bowman Charter School. School administration will provide a detailed overview of the school, our programs, and the charter enrollment process and requirements.

Session 1: Wednesday, October 9th, 2024 a 5:30-6:00pm

Session 2: Wednesday, January 15th, 2025 at 5:30-6:00pm

Please consider filling out our Charter Night RSVP form so we can better prepare and answer your questions!

Interested in Enrolling?

In 2007, the Ackerman School Charter District became one of the few all-district charters in California. As a result, we can offer families two methods for enrollment: in-district and charter. Students living within our district boundaries may automatically qualify for enrollment. Families who live outside of our district boundaries have the opportunity to enroll their children as charter students through a lottery process. We begin accepting charter applications on October 1st of each year, and we formally draw the first lottery numbers on the last Friday of January.

How to Enroll at Bowman Charter School

In-district Families

If you live in the school district boundaries, you may request an in-district enrollment packet using the form below. Not sure if you're in-district? Visit PCOE's District Locator tool: https://www.placercoe.org/Pages/PCOE/Whats-My-District.aspx

Request an In-District Enrollment Packet

Charter Families

If you do not live in the Ackerman Charter School District, you may complete and return a charter enrollment application to our school office. Received applications will be placed on a wait-list for a particular grade level and assigned a randomly drawn lottery number on the last Friday of January. Applications filed after that date, January 26, 2024, will be assigned a lottery number every Friday there after. Charter acceptance is based on available spots in each given grade level. Acceptance/Denial letters are generally sent no later than August.

Charter Enrollment Application 2024-25

Transitional Kindergarten (TK)

Curious about our TK program? We provide a specialized early-education program for eligible 4 year old students. More general information about TK can be found in this EdSource article, Quick Guide: Understanding transitional kindergarten in California. Children who qualify for TK may enroll through our in-district or charter enrollment processes.

Charter and District Enrollment Flow Chart