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Yosemite Valley Charter School

Yosemite Valley Charter School

Enrollment Update:

Click here to download the 2024-2025 Enrollment Checklist.

Admissions Overview

Learn More About Our School

More About our Academic Program

Admissions Process at a Glance


    • Apply by submitting an Enrollment Application during the Open Enrollment window which will run from February 15 to March 15, 2024. Applications received on or after March 16th will be waitlisted and offers may be given at a later time if spots become available.
    • You will receive an automatic confirmation email upon submission of the Enrollment Application. If you cannot find the email in your inbox, please check your spam or junk folders.
    • We will determine if a random drawing will be required to offer enrollment to all who enroll during our Open Enrollment on March 16, 2024.
    • If you have any questions or need support, you can reach out to our Enrollment Team at (559) 512-7103.

Random Drawing & Enrollment Offer

  • If the number of applications we receive during the Open Enrollment Period exceeds the number of spaces available, we will hold a lottery. In-person attendance is not required to participate in the lottery.
      Date: March 21, 2024
      Time: TBD
      Location: TBD
  • If space is available, the Enrollment Team will email you an official enrollment offer. Please look for detailed instructions from your Enrollment Specialist after 8 p.m. on March 22, 2024.


The Enrollment Team will email you a link to Reg-Online, the online registration portal after March 22, 2024. Families will use the online registration portal to upload the required enrollment documents and digitally sign the required enrollment forms.

The following documents will be required to complete the enrollment registration:

    • Immunization Record, for record keeping purposes: Vaccinations are NOT a requirement for enrollment in a non-classroom based charter. All students must provide a copy of immunization records or fill out the immunization card as it applies. Click HERE for more information.
    • Proof of Residence: This can be a utility service statement, homeowner or renter insurance bill, paystub, or correspondence from a government agency (Examples: CalWORKS, Social Security, and Medi-Cal). Proof of Residence must be dated within 90 days of the submission date.
    • Oral Health Assessment for grades TK-1st: Click HERE for more information.
    • Report of Health Examination or Waiver for grades TK-1st: Click HERE for more information.
    • Transcript for grades 10th-12th Grades: Click HERE for more information

Master Agreement & School Orientation

Signing the Master Agreement completes the enrollment process. Once the Master Agreement is signed, you will be provided with a link to schedule your school orientation. The date 2024-2025 Master Agreements will begin going out is currently being determined. More updates will be provided as they come.

Student Grade Level Placement Chart


Enrollment FAQ

When will an teacher contact us?

Your assigned Independent Study Teacher (IST) will be off for Summer Break and will return for the 2023-2024 school year the week of August 7th to greet and assist you with ordering needs. If you need immediate assistance, our Enrollment Team would be happy to answer any questions that you may have until your IST returns. Our Enrollment Team can be reached at or by phone at (559) 512-7103.

Where can I find information regarding Planning Amounts?

Planning Amounts for the 2023-2024 school year are being finalized.

Why can’t I enroll my young child/ Do you have a preschool?

Yosemite Valley Charter School does not offer preschool programs at this time. does not offer preschool programs at this time. The youngest grade level the school offers is Transitional Kindergarten which would require a student to turn 5 by April 2, 2024 for the 2023-2024 school year. Admittance into our Kindergarten program requires a student to turn 5 by September 1, 2023 for the 2023-2024 school year. The Grade Level Placement chart can be located on our school websites under the Enrollment tab.

I missed the deadline for open enrollment. Can I still sign up?

Yes! If our open enrollment period has ended, the school will continue to offer spots to incoming families until all available Independent Study Teacher (IST) roster spaces have been filled. At that time enrollment will close for the 2023-2024 school year. Second semester enrollment information has yet to be determined.

Are vaccinations required?

Being vaccinated or fully vaccinated is not a requirement to enroll into an independent study school. However, because we are a public school, we are still required to collect vaccination records for all students per the California Department of Education. For families who do not immunize, please reach out to your Enrollment Specialist who can provide you with alternate documents to be completed.

How are Independent Study Teachers (IST) assigned? Can we choose our IST? What if I do not like the IST I am assigned to?

Independent Study Teachers (IST) are assigned based on the location of the enrolling students. We try to place families with the closest available IST. Families are free to request a specific teacher as well. Families can also request an IST with specifications (bilingual, has worked with students with disabilities, has knowledge of a specific learning/ teaching style). Although we try our best to accommodate a family’s request, it is not always possible. If you have already been assigned an IST and are not happy with your assignment, you may contact your Regional Coordinator (RC) to request a change. If you do not know who your RC is, please contact our Enrollment Team at or by phone at (559) 512-7103 and they would be happy to put you in contact.

How do Planning Amounts work? What items are Planning Amounts allowed to be used on?

The Planning Amounts allocated to students each school year are public funds. Planning Amounts can be used to cover the costs of curriculum, approved Community Partner (vendor) classes, and school related items. Technology costs for the student(s) can be covered, as well. All non-consumable items will be requested to be returned to our Lending Library upon your graduation or withdrawal from your school. Visit the Ordering System (OS) for more a detailed overview of products and services.

Who can I speak to regarding my SPED student, information about an Individualized Education Program (IEP), and how SPED services are provided?

Special Education (SPED) services are provided virtually. To better understand this delivery of services method and all other SPED related questions please reach out to our SPED Department at (559) 258-1767.

Who can I speak to regarding my student’s 504 plan and how 504 services are provided?

Your assigned Independent Study Teacher (IST) will help you with your student's 504 accommodation plan and assist you with establishing a plan if one is needed alongside Angelica Robles who can be reached at or by phone at (909) 277-9964.

How can I find out what information I am missing on the enrollment application?

The fastest and easiest way to find out what information is missing from your registration is to go onto your Reg-Online portal. Any section that includes a red “x” instead of a green “” will need to be completed or updated. Our Enrollment Specialists will also be emailing families with a list of missing items or items in need of adjustment. Please feel free to reach out to our Enrollment Team at any time with any questions regarding registration at or by phone at (559) 512-7103.

I submitted an Open Enrollment form for both Monarch River Academy and for Yosemite Valley Charter School. How do the schools differ? Which school is best?

Both schools are independent study public charter schools. Three main differences are: the counties each school covers, the approved Community Partners (vendors) for the schools, and the teachers that work for the schools. Students can only be enrolled into one of our schools at a time.

Who can I speak to regarding my questions about curriculum?

Your Independent Study Teacher (IST) will help you with curriculum. There will be time at the start of school to order a specialized curriculum or you may choose to work with the curriculum our school provides. We also have a Lending Library where curriculum can be checked out. Your IST will walk you through all curriculum options. Please feel free to explore our inhouse curriculum on our website.

Can I enroll my student into a higher grade level?

Grade level is determined in two ways. (1) The state enrollment record is verified and the student enrolled in the next level and (2) we will refer to our Grade Level Placement Chart according to birthdate. We can not advance or retain a student upon enrollment. If your student has received retention or advancement paperwork from previous school please provide those documents to your Enrollment Specialist for review

Am I able to retain (hold back) my student when enrolling into the school?

Students can only be retained if their prior school has recommended it. If you feel that your student is a candidate for grade level retention, you can bring up your concerns to your Independent Study Teacher (IST) who will be happy to evaluate your student throughout the year.

Who can we contact regarding new legislation that affects independent study charter schools?

If you have any questions regarding new legislation and how it will affect your student(s), please contact Yosemite Valley Charter School’s Superintendent, Steph Johnson at

Do we need to provide our own laptop/tablet, or will the school provide them?

A laptop or tablet device can be purchased through the school Ordering System (OS) using your funds once you have completed all steps to gain access to your OS account.

Can my student(s) attend this school and another public or private school?

Students are not allowed to be dual enrolled at two schools; whether it is another public school or a private school. High school students, however, may sign up to take classes at their local community college. Families may discuss this path with their Independent Study Teacher (IST) or their counselor.

How will my high school student's course schedule be set up? What support will my student receive in order to pick their classes?

Your Independent Study Teacher (IST) and High School Coordinator will use the Transcript provided during registration to work with you to determine a high school graduation plan for your student. Your student will be assigned a High School Counselor who will overlook current official transcripts to ensure your student is enrolled and assigned to the correct classes that correspond with graduation requirements.

We currently do not have internet access at home. Can my students still attend?

Yes! Families can be provided with internet access in the form of hot spots once enrolled. If you are a family with limited internet access, please feel free to reach out to our Enrollment Team so that we may assist you during the enrollment and registration process at (559) 512-7103.

Can I register my student at any time throughout the year?

Families will be able to continue enrollment and registration until Independent Study Teacher (IST) rosters are filled at which time all new students will be added to our waitlist and enrolled based on availability throughout the year. The most up to date information will be made available on the school’s enrollment webpage.

How do I withdraw my student?

If you would like to withdraw your student during Summer Break before school starts please contact our Enrollment Team at or by phone at (559) 512-7103. If you would like to withdraw after the school year has begun, please reach out to your Independent Study Teacher (IST) who will handle all withdrawal inquiries.

What if I have custody issues?

For custody questions, please reach out to our Enrollment Team at or by phone at (559) 512-7103.

Interested in enrolling now or do you have questions? Let's connect!
Interested in enrolling now or do you have questions? Let's connect!