Enrollment

Chalkboard Drawing from the Classroom

If you are curious about Blue Oak we invite you to attend one of our monthly School Tours, which are scheduled on our Community Calendar.

To begin the enrollment process please fill out the Student Interest Form which gives us basic information to prepare for enrollment.

If you are specifically interested in Kindergarten Enrollment make sure to also visit our Kindergarten page.

All questions regarding our current openings or waitlists, please contact our Registrar.
Kellie@blueoakcharterschool.org | 530.879.7483 x. 2037

We are a free public charter school. Enrollment is open to all children in grades K-8. We endeavor to accommodate all students who apply for admission.  When applications for admission exceed the number of spaces available, we will hold a Lottery and generate a waitlist for the following school year.

Enrollment Documents

Student Interest FormDownload
Kindergarten Enrollment PacketDownload
Grades 1-8 Enrollment PacketDownload
Oral Health Assessment Form*
(only required if it is their 1st time attending a public school)
Download
Health Examination Form*
(only required if it is their 1st time attending a public school)
Download

State Requirements

To register a child in a California public school you will also be required to provide the following documentation with your Enrollment Packet.

1) Proof of date of birth
(birth certificate, baptismal certificate, or other legal proof)

2) Proof of residency (2 forms of proof required)

3) An immunization record from a physician, nurse, or health department

Enrollment FAQ’S

How old does my child need to be to be admitted into Kindergarten?
To enter in the fall of 2019, a child must be five years old on or before September 1, 2019.
To enter Transitional Kindergarten (T-K), a child must turn five between September 2, 2019, and December 2, 2019.


* At Blue Oak we place T-K and K students in the same classroom.


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 Student Interest Form is received.


How does the lottery and waitlist work?
If the number of students who wish to attend exceeds the available capacity,  a random public lottery will be held and a waitlist 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

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 your child begins Kindergarten as a T-K student, they will be required to do another year of Kindergarten.