Enrollment Lottery & Intent to Enroll
Thank you for your interest in Crater Lake Academy!
To fill out the Intent to Enroll application please click the appropriate link based on whether your student currently attends an Eagle Point School District 9 school, or whether they do not attend an EPSD9 school.
Following submission of the Intent to Enroll form for your student, you will be required to have three meetings with representatives from CLA before your student is officially placed on the Enrollment Lottery and Waitlist. These meetings will be a combination of phone and face-to-face meetings. Please make sure that the contact information you submit is accurate and that your phone accepts voicemails. You can find more information on the Intent to Enroll and Lottery process below.
Please note that prior year submissions to the Waitlist do NOT roll over. A separate application must be submitted for EACH student applying to the lottery/waitlist (INCLUDING siblings). Though the form asks for the names of siblings (living in the same household) currently enrolled at CLA, it is strictly for reference and does not take the place of a separate application.
2023/2024 Enrollment & Waitlist
Enrollment for 2023/2024 will open on April 1st and close on April 30th. The Enrollment Lottery will be held on May 5th. Applications made after April 30th and students not drawn in the Lottery will become the waitlist for the 2023/2024 school year. Once the Intent to Enroll process is complete, students will be drawn from the waitlist when a spot becomes available.
How does the Lottery work?
Enrollment at Crater Lake Academy is open to any student in grades K-12 living in Jackson County and surrounding areas who can attend in-person learning for a minimum of 30 minutes per week, with CLA Administration being able to require additional time in person.
Each Spring the Crater Lake Academy Board sets a cap on the number of students that can be enrolled the following school year. Once the cap has been set, the annual lottery process can begin.
For the 2023/2024 school year, the cap for CLA’s Elementary, Middle School, and High School campuses will be set at 375 students. Grade-level caps were set as follows:
Kindergarten - 18 Students
1st Grade - 20 Students
2nd Grade - 23 Students
3rd Grade - 23 Students
4th Grade - 25 Students
5th Grade - 25 Students
6th Grade - 35 Students
7th Grade - 35 Students
8th Grade - 35 Students
9th Grade - 37 Students
10th Grades - 37 Students
11th Grade - 37 Students
12th Grade - 25 Students
The total number of students served for 2023/2024 at CLA will be 375 students.
Education Programs will be defined as:
Elementary Education Programs:
Traditional Charter Program: Grades Kindergarten through 5th based at CLA’s Eagle Point campus.
Middle School Education Programs:
Traditional Charter Program: Grades 6th through 8th based at CLA’s Eagle Point campus.
High School Education Programs:
Traditional Charter Program: Grades 9th through 12th based at CLA’s White City campus.
*If there are more students currently in a grade level than the cap allotment for the next grade cap level, they will all be allowed to enter the next grade, exceeding the set grade level cap, with an adjustment being made to the other grade levels so as to not exceed the total program level caps. Grades kindergarten through 8th will comprise the K-8 Education Program and will not exceed a total of 239 students (unless a Director authorizes additional students to be enrolled). The High School Education Programs will include the traditional charter program located on the White City campus, serving Grades 9th through 12th, with a total number of students not to exceed 136 (unless a Director authorizes additional students to be enrolled).
If a grade-level waitlist is fully exhausted, a Director may select a student at another grade level, even if it exceeds the grade-level cap. Placement will follow waitlist order (chronological date).
All currently enrolled students at CLA for the 2022/2023 school year will start the Intent to Return process on April 1, 2023. Beginning April 1, 2023, all new students wishing to enroll with CLA for the next school year will have to fill out the 2023/2024 Intent to Enroll Form. This identifies the students who will be pulled in the Lottery held on May 5, 2023.
CLA Lottery– The Intent to Enroll process runs from April 1st to April 30th. On April 30th, the school will close the open enrollment list and process all properly filed student and current student siblings' applications for automatic enrollment. Siblings of returning students are given priority enrollment as long as there is space in their grade level, at which point the sibling will be given preferential placement on the waitlist. On May 5, 2023, the school will hold its lottery draw to fill any remaining seats open after the automatic enrollments are submitted.
CLA Intent to Enroll Process – Students who intend to enroll with CLA, either for placement in the annual lottery or placement on the waitlist, will have to complete all steps in the Intent to Enroll Process before they can be placed on the waitlist. The timestamp for their placement on the waitlist will be from the time that all the Intent to Enroll Processes have been completed.
Intent to Enroll Process includes the following steps (meetings include student and legal guardian):
Submitting the Intent to Enroll form on CLA’s website
Intent to Enroll lists will be broken into “Out-of-District Residents” and “In-District Residents”.
Stage 1 Meeting: the initial meeting with a CLA representative (meeting may be in person or virtually)
Stage 2 Meeting: Academic Review Meeting, the meeting will be in person, with CLA academic advisor.
Stage 3 Meeting: Meeting with CLA administrator to review appropriate program placement for students.
CLA Wait List – Students not chosen in the drawing, and any students who apply after April 30th, will constitute the 2023/2024 school waiting list. The traditional charter programs (Kinder through 12th grade) will constitute the waitlist. Names on the list will be pulled as they were entered in chronological order and following the set grade level caps. Names on the 2022/2023 waitlist do NOT automatically roll over to 2023/2024.
CLA Registration – In order for students who were selected in the lottery to accept their seats in the school, they will need to submit registration forms by Monday, May 8, 2023. Registration instructions will be posted on CLA’s website. It is a student’s family's responsibility to complete the registration process on time to secure enrollment for the next school year.
Please let us know if you have any further questions about the enrollment lottery!
For more detailed information please contact our office at (541) 879-3620.