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Applying to an AMPS School for the 2018-2019 School Year

The open enrollment application deadline for all AMPS schools for the 2018-2019 year was on February 16, 2018. All AMPS schools are public schools, free and open to all students. English language learners and students with disabilities are encouraged to apply. 


For our AMPS schools in Oakland, including Oakland Charter High School, Oakland Charter Academy, and Downtown Charter Academy, we are proud to partner with Their mission is to empower Oakland families to make informed choices about their public school options.


The open enrollment application deadline for our Oakland schools for the 2018-2019 year was on February 16, 2018. Applications received by this deadline will be included in a lottery held between March 5-March 9, 2018. On Monday, March 12, 2018, you should see all of your charter school lottery results in your student dashboard and at that time you can ACCEPT/DECLINE an offer. The deadline to ACCEPT/DECLINE a charter school offer is March 29, 2018. If you do not accept by this date, the charter school lottery offer(s) will expire. Once you accept an offer, offers from other schools will be automatically declined. You can remain on waitlists, but may only accept an offer at one school.


If you missed the open enrollment application deadline for our Oakland schools, you will still be able to submit an application for the 2018-2019 school year starting on February 21, 2018. Applications submitted after the February 16 deadline will be considered in the Round 2 application - you will be placed on a waiting list at each of your selected schools and/or offered enrollment if space becomes available. Round 2 applicants will be placed on waitlists on a first-come first-served basis. 


For our AMPS schools in Richmond, including John Henry High School, Richmond Charter Academy, and  Benito Juarez Elementary, visit our Applications and Enrollment page to find your school.

AMPS Application Dates for 2018-2019

November 1, 2017: Student  Application Window Opens


November 1, 2017: Student Applications Available. Online and paper forms will be available.


February 16, 2018: Student Application Window Closes

February 17: Waiting List Period Begins
Students who apply after February 16, 2018 will be added to a waiting list if no space is available. 


February 23, 2018: Admission letters mailed out if a Lottery is not needed. 

March 5, 2018 - March 9, 2018: Student Lottery if needed. (TBD)

March 29, 2018: Parent Confirmation Deadline
Parents MUST confirm their child's/children's attendance no later than 4:00 pm.

Applying Online to AMPS Schools

Not sure where to start?

Feel free to call your perspective schools directly for more information or stop by in-person to apply. 


Our application deadline for the 2018-2019 school year was February 16, 2018. 


Apply to: Benito Juarez Elementary

1450 Marina Way South

Richmond, CA 94804


Apply to: John Henry High School 

1402 Marina Way South

Richmond, CA 94804


Apply to: Richmond Charter Academy

1450 Marina Way South

Richmond, CA 94804


Apply to: Oakland Charter Academy

4215 Foothill Blvd. 
Oakland, CA 94601


Apply to: Oakland Charter High School

2433 Coolidge Avenue

Oakland, CA 94601


Apply to: Downtown Charter Academy

2000 Dennison Street 

Oakland, CA 94606


AMPS Lottery Information for 2018-2019


AMPS Oakland schools will run a virtual lottery. Parents will be notified via of their status. You can also log into the 
SchoolMint system at any time to check your application status.  
Each school will host their own lottery and dates are to be announced.


AMPS Oakland schools include:  


Oakland Charter Academy  
Downtown Charter Academy 
Oakland Charter High School


AMPS Richmond sites will continue to run in-person lotteries. Lotteries will be held by school and parents are not required to attend. Dates are to be announced.

AMPS Richmond schools include:  

Benito Juarez Elementary 

Richmond Charter Academy 
John Henry High School

All accepted students will receive an acceptance letter along with a student information packet by US mail. Parents must confirm student attendance by returning a signed acceptance letter together with a completed student information packet by a date to be announced.


Once items are submitted, your child will be enrolled and the AMPS school will offer multiple orientation meeting opportunities throughout the spring and summer for families to ask questions and get additional information about the school and program. Families are encouraged to attend one of the meetings that is convenient for their schedule. 
Please call or visit your AMPS school with any questions.