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

As of August 9, 2017, in order to build healthy wait lists, Journey School is accepting applications for our Middle School classes (Grades 6-8 only) and a lottery will take place on August 17, 2017 at 4pm. After the 8/17 lottery, we will continue to accept Middle School applications for our wait list on a first come, first served basis.

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

We are no longer accepting applications for Kindergarten through Grade 5.

Independent Study

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

Prospective Parents for the 2018-19 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 8:30-11am from October through February. Tour sign ups will be available online after September 6th.
  3. Be sure to complete the entire online application and tour before the deadline on February 28, 2018. Click here for an overview of the application process.
  4. Required documents for the application include birth certificate (or other proof of birth date) and current proof of residency.
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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