Public Schools: Enroll Your Scholar

Overview

Admissions

WE ARE NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR THE 2020-2021 SCHOOL YEAR!

Thank you for your interest in St. HOPE Public Schools. We invite you to check out our school sites to learn more about our academic programs and make informed decisions for your scholar’s educational journey.

CONTACT US

If you want to speak to an admissions team member, contact us at any time.

Phone: (916) 649-7910

Fax: (916) 277-6910

Email: admissions@sthopepublicschools.org 

Address: 2315 34th Street, Sacramento, CA 95817

READY TO APPLY?

We are here to make your application process as easy as possible. Use one of the following to apply to any SHPS school (PS7 Elementary, PS7 Middle, and/or Sacramento Charter HIgh School):

APPLY NOW ONLINE 

In person at any of our schools or the Office of Admissions at 2315 34th Street, Sacramento, CA 95817 or by downloading and submitting the completed form here

PS7 Application (English / Español)

SCHS Application (English / Español)

Over the phone by connecting with our team at (916) 649-7910

IMPORTANT DATES

Application period opens November 1, 2019 

Deadline to apply for priority consideration during the Admissions Lottery is Thursday, March 26, 2020.

Admissions Lottery for the 2020-2021 academic year will take place on Thursday, April 2, 2020 at 5:30 p.m. at The Guild Theatre located at 2828 35th St, Sacramento, CA 95817. 

Registration forms for offers received at the Admissions Lottery are due by Friday, April 10, 2020.

For further details regarding enrollment, please see the Enrollment Policies below: 

Sac High Enrollment Policy (English/ Spanish)

PS7 Enrollment Policy (English / Spanish)

For information about the SHPS Homeless Enrollment Policy, please click here.

NEW PS7E CAMPUS COMING SOON!

In the winter of 2018, PS7 Elementary was awarded a $25 million dollar grant for a new facility. Over the past year we have hired key members of the team (construction manager, architect, civil engineer) and have developed the preliminary design. Our goal is to create one of the finest school facilities in the Sacramento area! The new campus will include 31 brand new classrooms, a new library and tech center, a beautiful new entrance, an amphitheater, and with your help, a new gym! The team is hoping to break ground in the summer of 2020 and spots for scholars will be limited, so be sure to get your students enrolled now!

What to Expect

APPLICATION AND ENROLLMENT PROCESS

As a public charter school, St. HOPE hosts a public Admissions Lottery. This means interested families must submit an admissions lottery application during the open enrollment period. Ensure you submit an application before 11:59 pm on Thursday, March 26, 2020 to be considered in the Admissions Lottery. If you apply after the above date, your application will be automatically added to the waitlist for your respective grade and an offer of admission will be issued as soon as becomes available. 

The 2020-2021 Admissions Lottery will take place on Thursday, April 2, 2020 beginning at 5:30 pm at The Guild Theatre located at 2828 35th St, Sacramento, CA 95817. Offers of admission will be made following the lottery results and will be communicated to families on the evening of Thursday, April 2, 2020. 

After receiving an offer of admission, families must complete the official enrollment packet for their respective school before their identified deadline. The Office of Admissions team will confirm your scholar’s enrollment once we have verified all the required information.

Applying after the Admissions Lottery?

Missed the Admissions Lottery deadline? Don’t worry! You can still submit an application. Applications received after the Admissions Lottery will be added to the waitlist for their respective grades. If space is available an offer of admission will be issued as soon as the application is received. Otherwise, offers will be made as space becomes available. You can be prepared by providing all of the required documentation for the registration form ahead of time. Contact the Office of Admission for more information. 

Application & Enrollment FAQ’s

What information is required for the application?

To apply, the only information required is the following: 

Student complete legal name, date of birth, current/prior school and grade, full address

Legal Guardian full name, full address, primary phone number and email address (if applicable) 

What does the enrollment process consist of?

After you receive your offer of admission, the following are the steps you need to complete in order to register for SHPS:

Step 1: Accept offer of admission via SchoolMint account

Step 2: Complete the online Registration Form (these are questions regarding household contacts, emergency contacts, medical history, and California required surveys)

Step 3: Provide all required documentation

What documents are needed to enroll?

All students are required to have the following documents: For a complete checklist of every step outlined below, please access the Parent Checklist for your respective school. 

PS7 Parent Checklist  | SCHS Parent Checklist 

Birth certificate, passport, certificate of live birth or other valid evidence of birth date

Proof of identification of the guardian registering the student

Proof of residency

Immunization record (must be complete with all dates and doses received)

Report card (grades 1-9) or Transcript (10-12)

Attendance record for the prior/current year

How do I complete the required Online Registration Form?

To complete the required registration form, you can log into your SchoolMint account and click “register” next to your scholar’s name. Or you are welcome to connect with an admissions team member so that we may assist you in person or via phone.

TK/KINDER INFO

Transitional Kindergarten is the first year of a two-year Kindergarten program. Students must be 5-years-old between September 2, 2020 and December 2, 2020 to qualify for Transitional Kindergarten for the 2020-2021 school year.

Students entering Kindergarten for the 2020-2021 school year must be 5-years-old on or before September 1, 2020.

Students applying to TK and K must submit a Health Examination Form for School Entry that is required by the state of California. This form must be completed by a physician and submitted at the time of enrollment. The form can be accessed here or printed copies are available in the Office of Admission. 

PS7E provides an almost full day program for TK and Kinder. 

Start time: 7:30 AM 

Dismissal: M,T,TH, F at 3:00 PM | Wednesdays at 1:15 PM | Minimum days at 11:45 AM

Why enroll at SHPS?

St. HOPE Public Schools is open to all California residents. We are a free, public charter school network offering grades TK – 12. Our mission is to graduate self-motivated, industrious and critical thinking leaders who are committed to serving others, passionate about lifelong learning and prepared to earn a degree from a four-year college. SHPS represents a choice for this community for students to start as early as possible on the college-bound path. All of our schools offer a high-quality, rigorous college preparatory education. Scholars receive an extended school day to ensure they have enough time to focus on learning and advancing in their academic goals. At St. HOPE we understand that our scholars are learning at different levels and thus, we offer instruction in core subjects like math, reading, and English, tailored to their specific needs. Be a part of something that provides more opportunities and closes the achievement gap for all students, regardless of their background.

FAQs

What is a charter school?

A charter school is a public school usually created or organized by a group of teachers, parents, community leaders, or in our case a community-based organization.

What is the difference between regular public school and a charter school?

A charter school is generally exempt from most laws that apply to regular public schools, so administrators have more autonomy in designing an educational program, hiring faculty and staff, using facilities, and developing a budget that meets the needs of their students. In exchange for this autonomy, charter schools are held much more strictly accountable that most non-charter public schools. Charter schools must meet all the student performance and operational goals listed in their charter, or their charter may be revoked.

What is the purpose of a charter school?

The purpose of a charter school is to:

  • Improve student learning
  • Increase learning opportunities for all students, with special emphasis on expanded learning experiences for those identified as academically low achieving
  • Encourage the use of different and innovative teaching methods
  • Create new professional opportunities for teachers, including the opportunity to be responsible for the learning program at the school site
  •  Provide parents and students with expanded educational opportunities within the public school system without the constraints of traditional rules and structure
  • Provide schools a way to shift from rule-based to a performance-based system of accountability
  • Provide competition within the public school system to stimulate improvements in all public schools.

What grades do you have?

We have grades TK-12 within our three schools: PS7 (TK-8th grade) and Sacramento Charter High School (9th-12th).

Do siblings of current scholars get priority?

Yes, siblings of current scholars in any of our schools are eligible to receive priority when applying before the Admissions Lottery. To ensure your scholar gets the sibling priority apply before the Admissions Lottery. Contact our office for more information is needed.

What does PS7 stand for?

PS7 stands for Public School 7

Is St. Hope a religious organization?

No, St. HOPE is not affiliated with any religion, we accept all children of diverse backgrounds.

What does HOPE stand for?

Hope stands for Helping Others Pursue Excellence. 

Where are all the schools located?

PS7 Elementary (TK-5th grade): 5201 Strawberry Lane, Sacramento, CA 95820

PS7 Middle (6th-8th grade): 2315 34th St., Sacramento, CA 95817

SCHS: 2315 34th St., Sacramento, CA 95817

Do you have to live in a specific area to attend St. HOPE schools?

No, anyone who resides in the state of California can attend any St.HOPE public school.

Do St. HOPE schools offer transportation?

No, SHPS does not provide transportation. Many of our students are dropped off by parents in the morning, carpool with other students or utilize public transportation that drops them off right in front of our school campus. The Sacramento Regional Transit provides all of our scholars with fare-free transit all year. 

Do St. HOPE schools offer after school programs?

Yes. Our after school programs are offered by community organizations and thus, it requires a separate application process. 

Do St. HOPE schools require a uniform? 

Yes. All SHPS have a uniform policy which consists of khaki bottoms and the required polo for each school with their respective logo. More information can be found in the uniform policy for each school.

PS7E PS7MSCHS

Can I put my child on the waitlist?

Once our lottery is complete and waitlists are generated we can add students to the waitlist in the order that the requests are received.

What information is required for the application?

To apply, the only information required is the following: 

Student complete legal name, date of birth, current/prior school and grade, full address

Legal Guardian full name, full address, primary phone number and email address (if applicable) 

What does the enrollment process consist of?

After you receive your offer of admission, the following are the steps you need to complete in order to register for SHPS:

Step 1: Accept offer of admission via SchoolMint account

Step 2: Complete the online Registration Form (these are questions regarding household contacts, emergency contacts, medical history, and California required surveys)

Step 3: Provide all required documentation

How do I complete the required Online Registration Form?

To complete the required registration form, you can log into your SchoolMint account and click “register” next to your scholar’s name. Or you are welcome to connect with an admissions team member so that we may assist you in person or via phone. 

What documents are needed to enroll?

All students are required to have the following documents: For a complete checklist of every step outlined below, please access the Parent Checklist for your respective school. 

PS7 Parent Checklist  | SCHS Parent Checklist 

Birth certificate, passport, certificate of live birth or other valid evidence of birth date

Proof of identification of the guardian registering the student

Proof of residency

Immunization record (must be complete with all dates and doses received)

Report card (grades 1-9) or Transcript (10-12)

Attendance record for the prior/current year