Applications and Enrollment

Journey School is a tuition-free and donation-dependent public charter school in Orange County, California.  Journey’s program uniquely blends academics, arts, and ethics in a wholesome environment.  We are very pleased you are interested in applying for admissions at Journey School, the first charter school in the high performing Capistrano Unified School District.

Enrollment for the 2017-2018 School Year

Journey School is no longer accepting applications for our seat based program for the 2017-18 school year. The new application window opens on October 1, 2017.

However, we will continue to accept applications for our Independent Study program for Kindergarten through Grade 3 and our Hybrid Kindergarten program on a first come, first served basis in order to increase class size and build wait lists.

If you are interested in applying for Independent Study for your Kindergarten through 3rd grade child, please email us for more information at Click here to learn more about Journey School’s home-based Independent Study Program

Enrollment for the 2018-2019 School Year

As a school of choice with unique offerings and high expectations, it is important that you are well informed prior to applying. Therefore, please take the following action steps before you submit a Lottery Application:

  1. Spend time carefully reading through the website, links, and Frequently Asked Questions about the lottery.
  2. Attend a mandatory school tour during the 2017-18 academic school year prior to the Lottery Application deadline in February. The adult-only tour is offered on select Wednesdays (while school is in session) from 8:15-10:45am and on the second Thursday of each month (for non-kindergarten applicants) from 9:00-11:00am from October through February.
  3. Be sure to complete the entire online application and tour before the deadline on February 22, 2018.
  4. Required documents for the application include birth certificate (or other proof of birth date) and current proof of residency.
  5. Click here to schedule a tour and to access the application.
Make An Informed Decision

Once again, thanks for your inquiry into Journey School. We’re excited for your interest. The enrollment process is a wonderful opportunity for your family to reflect upon your educational values and aspirations. It also marks the beginning of our partnership with all parents.


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