Enrollment Process

Blue Oak School is a Waldorf-inspired, public charter school, we offer an alternative educational program. Blue Oak School is open to all children, we are a tuition-free school and there are no special entrance requirements. If you are interested in enrolling your child, please contact our Registrar, Maggie Buckley, at 530 – 879-7483 xt. 2037.

Blue Oak School

Enrollment Packets and Forms

Admission Interest Form Download
Kindergarten Enrollment Packet Download
Grades 1-8 Enrollment Packet Download
Oral Health Assessment Form Download
Health Examination Form Download

Students attending their first year in public school are required to have a health and dental health exam. California law requires a health examination on school entry. Must be completed by a physician.

 

Enrollment FAQS

 

Where can I find the forms and schedules for the Admissions and Enrollment?
All forms, details and schedules, can be found on our school website (downloads above) or in our front office.


What do I need to do to enroll my child in the middle of a school year?
If there is an immediate vacancy your child can be enrolled mid-year. If there are no current vacancies, your child will be added to the waitlist based on the date and time your Interest Form is received.


What do I need to do if I am interested in enrolling my child for the next school year?
If you are seeking to enroll your student for the following school year, you must turn in an Admission/Interest Form to our front office and schedule a school tour.


How does the lottery and wait-list work?
If the number of students who wish to attend exceeds the available capacity,  a random public lottery will be held and a wait list will be generated.  According to our Charter, the following receive preference for admission:

  1. Existing students
  2. Siblings of existing students
  3. Children of Blue Oak staff
  4. Children and grandchildren of Charter Council Board members
  5. Students enrolled in McManus Elementary school or reside in its attendance area
  6. Students who reside in the Chico Unified School District

Kindergarten Enrollment FAQS

 

How old does my child need to be to be admitted into Kindergarten?
If you are enrolling your child for kindergarten, California State law requires a student to be 5 years old between September 1 and December 2nd of the school year they are entering.


Why am I hearing about my child doing 2 years of Kindergarten?
Waldorf pedagogy is developmentally based. It is important that your child is developmentally ready for the curriculum that is presented at each grade level. Also, older students in a class are typically more successful than younger students. We strongly urge parents to allow their child 2 years of Kindergarten whenever possible, and to heed any recommendation of our experienced Kindergarten teachers. Depending on your child’s birthday, they may be eligible for 1 year of Kindergarten, but their birth date is not the only factor considered. Those Kindergartners that fall into the younger group (birthdays between June 1 – September 1) are typically recommended for an additional year of Kindergarten. Teachers will make their recommendations to parents around the end of January. If you have concerns about this, you may schedule an appointment to meet with our school Education Director.