Charter schools are public schools that are independent of school districts through contracts with state or local boards.
The basic concept of charter schools is that they exercise increased autonomy in return for greater accountability. Like public schools, charter schools are open to all children, do not require entrance exams, cannot charge tuition, and must participate in state testing and federal accountability programs. The schools draw up their own “charter” which is a set of rules and performance standards that they are held accountable to.
Parents/guardians should apply during the Open Enrollment period. All applications must be submitted through the online preliminary application portal. Applications need not be signed for entry into the lottery, nor to be considered for acceptance. Applicants who are offered enrollment at a Signature Prep will be provided with instructions for accepting the offer, and printing and signing the Registration Packet.
At any grade level, if the number of applicants exceeds the number of openings, enrollment is determined by a lottery and waitlist numbers. The Open Enrollment period for Signature prep is NOT first-come, first-served.
Once the application is reviewed and the registrar can offer enrollment based on capacity, the below documents will be required to complete the registration process.
Proof of Birth
Proof of Residency: such as a recent utility bill, rent receipt, residential lease or sales contract. Unacceptable documents: driver's license, telephone bill or cable bill.
If you are living with a friend or relative due to economic hardship, you must bring a notarized statement signed by you and the owner/renter of the property indicating that it is your place of residence. This must include the student's name.
Current copy of grades, discipline and attendance
In accordance with NRS 392.4675, if your child is expelled or suspended from any public school the Parent and student must meet with the Principal prior to completing Registration. Please bring your student records for suspension or expulsion to this meeting. After such meeting it will be determined if your student is eligible for attendance.