We are currently accepting applications for the 2020-2021 school year 

Admission of students to classes in the charter program (K-12) is based on the priorities that State law requires with an annual Open Enrollment lottery. In result of the extraordinary education we provide, we currently have waiting lists for most classes. If there is a waiting list for a grade level, new applicants from open enrollment are added to the next year’s priority list after those carried forward from the waiting list of the current year.

The Open Enrollment period for new applications begins November 1st and closes at midnight December 31st. On the second Friday in February, all completed applications take part in our electronic lottery. To be eligible to participate in the lottery all checklist items in the online application system must be completed.

In early March through June, spaces available for the following year begin to be awarded in the following priority order:

  • Siblings of currently enrolled students
  • Applicants carried forward from the waiting list, who have completed the K-12 Curriculum Overview
  • Open enrollment applicants in the order of their lottery number
  • Applicants that applied after the open enrollment period

In August, additional spaces in the classes are often awarded. Over the summer some families inevitably have unexpected life changes, making some spaces available that were not known at the end of the school year. If you have additional questions, please email the Enrollment Office.

Desert Marigold will be closed for the remainder of the 19/20 school year as we evaluate the ongoing developments of COVID-19 {read more}