Enrollment Process

The Application Process

Bridges Charter School strives to attract, enroll, and retain a diverse population of students and families that are representative of the rich diversity in Ventura County. Bridges Charter School is nonsectarian in its programs, admission policies, employment practices, and all other operations. We are a public school, and we do not charge tuition.
Applications for enrollment at Bridges Charter School will be accepted ongoing all year. Please call our office if you are interested in enrolling your child at Bridges before March: 805-492-3569.
After early-March no new students will be enrolled in the school to protect the public lottery process. Any students wishing to attend Bridges after early-March will have to wait until after the lottery process on March 17th, 2021 to process their enrollment packet.
Admission Process
FIRST STEP: If you are a family new to Bridges, the first step to enrolling will be to attend a Kindergarten Orientation or a Parent Information Meeting/Tour:
January 21st, 6:30pm
January 28th, 6:30pm
February 9th, 6:30pm 
February 22nd 6:00pm
February 25th 5:30 Middle School
Families interested in other grades or our Middle School can RSVP here: https://www.bridgescharter.org/apps/form/form.BRICS.slg1D7M.14X
SECOND STEP: Complete an Application
Once a completed application form is submitted the students will be put on an enrollment list. In order to receive a spot in our lottery, all applications must be received no later than March 12, 2021 by 3pm.
Enter into our Lottery using this link:



THIRD STEP: Wait for the lottery results from the public random drawing which will be held at Bridges on March 17th, 2021. NOTE: GIVEN THE POTENTIAL TO STILL BE IN A HYBRID LEARNING OUR PUBLIC LOTTERY WILL BE HELD VIA ZOOM.   March 17th at 12:30
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  • The school will also issue an “intent to continue” form which will be due no later than Feb 19, 2021 to its current families to ensure space for the following school year. Once those forms have been collected, the administration will determine the number of spots available for the following school.
  • Based on the available number of spots, the administration will announce publicly how many spots are available as compared to how many students have completed the application process. If there are more applicants than spots available, Bridges will hold a public random drawing to determine enrollment for the impacted grade levels in accordance with Education Code Section 47605(d)(B)
  • Based on the lottery drawing, a waiting list will be developed from the list of students who do not receive admission in the order in which they are drawn and will be considered should a vacancy occur during the year.
  • Students on the waiting list will be notified by phone or mail immediately if space becomes available and they will have one week to return the enrollment forms. If the enrollment forms are not returned in one week, Bridges will notify the next family on the list. Bridges will maintain auditable records of all admissions activities.
Lottery Preference as stated in our Charter for grades K-8 will be given in the following order:

Siblings of currently enrolled students
Students residing in the former Park Oaks School Boundary
Children of Bridges Charter School employees
Students who reside in CVUSD
Students residing in other school districts 
Note: A significant percentage of our student population comes from neighboring school districts like Simi Valley, Moorpark, Pleasant Valley, Fillmore, Las Virgines, Oak Park, etc. We welcome students from neighboring districts!
Parents / guardians will be notified of admission in a timely fashion following the enrollment process. The parent(s) who children are selected to attend Bridges will be required to provide registration information as need by the school’s registrar.

During the school year, parents wishing to enroll their students will meet with the Director to review the school. We will also advise the parents on the current enrollment to determine where the student would fall on the wait list, or if there is space in the grade the student would be placed in. Upon completion of meeting with the Director, the family will be directed to the school registrar for enrollment packet and information.
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BRIDGES Charter School prohibits discrimination, harassment, intimidation, bullying and sexual harassment based on actual or perceived ancestry, age, color, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, nationality, immigration status, marital status, parental status, family status, pregnancy status, race or ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or association with a person or a group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics in all educational programs, school related or school sponsored activities, school attendance or employment policies which may have an impact or create a hostile environment at school as required by Title IX of the 1972 Education amendments, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the American with Disabilities Act, the California Fair Employment and Housing Act, and other applicable laws and regulations. For questions or concerns regarding discrimination, harassment, intimidation, bullying or sexual harassment, please contact the charter school's Assistant Director, Cindy McCarthy, 1335 Calle Bouganvilla, Thousand Oaks, Ca. 91362, 805-492-3569. cindy.mccarthy@bridgescharter.org