Ventura Charter School will remain in Distance Learning until January 25, 2021.

Ventura Charter School of Arts & Global Education

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While our campus is closed, you can reach our

Enrollment Coordinator, Shawndara Brady, directly at

805-648-5523   or

The goal of the Ventura Charter School is to attract, enroll, and retain the broadest spectrum of students and families representative of the rich diversity existing in the County. The School is nonsectarian in its programs, admission policies, employment practices, and all other operations. Ventura Charter School does not charge tuition and does not discriminate in admissions or outreach against any student on the basis of ethnicity, national origin, gender, or disability.

If the number of students who wish to attend Ventura Charter School exceeds the School's capacity, enrollment will be determined by a public random drawing. Preference shall be extended to pupils currently attending the School and the following preferences, which are listed below in order of priority:

  1. Children of staff (not to exceed 10% of the total student population)
  2. Siblings of students currently enrolled (and continuing the following year) in the school
  3. Applicants who reside within the boundaries of E.P. Foster Elementary School in the Ventura Unified School District.*
  4. Applicants who reside within the boundaries of the Ventura Unified School District.*
*Please be aware that all applicant addresses will be independently verified. Applicants found to have used a fraudulent address will be barred from entering the lottery for a full year.
Admission Steps for 2021-2022

Each student must submit an application by February 24, 2021,
in order to be eligible for the lottery on February 26, 2021

Students who apply after the lottery deadline will be added to our waiting list in the order that they are received.

Please note:  Students must be 5 years old on or before September 1, 2021 to enter kindergarten for the 2021-22 school year.

Also, please visit for more information on the immunizations required for school entry.  All incoming students must be fully immunized or have a valid medical exemption.

Information Meeting and School Tour:  At this time due to COVID we are unable to offer in-person tours of the school and campus. Once we are able to offer tours again, all applicants will be notified. If you would like to be added to our mailing list for tour or enrollment notifications, please send an email to

Submit an application: Click HERE or see the link on the right

Applications are available at each information meeting and school tour. Applications must be received no later than 4:00pm on February 24, 2021 in order to be considered for the lottery for the 2021-22 school year.  A random lottery will be held on February 26, 2021. Acceptance to the school is based on availability of space.  Priority is given to siblings of enrolled students and those residing within the Ventura Unified School District boundaries.  Applications and waiting lists are valid until the following year's lottery.  Students not admitted during the school year must submit a new application for the lottery each year. 

IMPORTANT NOTE:  Due to the number of applicants, we are unable to contact every family with lottery results.  Only the families of those students who receive seats will be contacted right away.  All other applicants should feel free to contact the school to establish an individual student’s placement on the waiting list after March 15, 2021.


Families who are offered placement will be contacted to schedule an orientation or visitation with their student.

For further information please contact Shawndara Brady, our Enrollment Coordinator at or (805) 648-5523.

Directions to the school:  Our campus is located at the back of DeAnza (DATA) Middle School.

  • From the US-101 Freeway
  • Merge onto CA-33 North
  • Exit at Stanley Ave., go right
  • Turn left at Ventura Avenue
  • Turn right at DeAnza Dr.
  • At Cameron St. veer to the right and continue all the way back to the parking lot adjacent the gymnasium.
  • Park in this lot and walk around the front of the gym, following the sidewalk to the gates of our campus on the opposite side of the gym. Please do not enter from the front of the DeAnza campus and walk through to ours.