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Enrollment in a public charter school is voluntary. Sherwood Charter School is open to all students who apply and complete all admission and registration requirements.  The admission process includes the submission of a completed pre-registration form, acceptance through the lottery, and the completion and submission of all written materials (Registration Forms, Parent Contract, Rights and Responsibilities Contract, etc.). Any child eligible to attend kindergarten through 8th grade is welcome to apply. Maximum enrollment in Sherwood Charter School is limited to 225 students.


Enrollment Process

During each period of enrollment, SCS will accept applications for new students. If space is available, the school will enroll the eligible student. Once enrolled, students are not required to enroll in subsequent enrollment periods.

If the number of applications exceeds the number of available spaces in a grade level, an equitable lottery will be held to fill vacant seats for the next school year. After seats are filled, the drawing will continue to determine the order of a waiting list. Applicants are divided into “in-district” and “out-of-district”  students, with priority given to in-district applicants. Names are  selected randomly from a hat.

Lotteries will be held during the January, March and June meetings of the board of directors; in accordance with Oregon Public Meetings laws, the dates, times, and location of these meetings are publicized on our website under the “Board of Directors” tab.

Kindergarten Admission

To register a kindergarten student, the child must be 5 years old on or before September 1st.  A birth certificate and up-to-date immunization records are required for enrollment.

Enrollment Lottery

We are accepting Pre-Applications for the 2016-2017 school year, as well as the 2017-2018 school year. The lottery for the 2017-2018 school year opened on November 1, 2016. Pre-Application deadlines for the 2017-2018 school year lotteries are as follows:

  • Winter Lottery (Kindergarten only): Applications are due by January 6, 2017 by Noon.
  • Spring Lottery (Kindergarten – 8th): Applications are due by March 3, 2017 by Noon.
  • Summer Lottery (Kindergarten – 8th): Applications are due by June 2, 2017 by Noon.
Download the Pre-Application:

SCS Student Pre-Application 17-18
Sherwood Charter School does not limit student enrollment based on race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, ethnicity, national origin, disability, the terms of an individualized education program, income level, proficiency in the English language, or athletic ability.