Enrollment and Lottery Information

 
Enrollment for 2021-22 School Year
 
For the health and safety of our school community and prospective families, we have adjusted our admission process to be primarily remote for this season. All tours, meetings, conversations, and information sessions will happen virtually over Zoom.

Thank you for your interest in Three Rivers Charter School! We look forward to meeting you and answering any questions you may have about our program. Please read through the information below thoroughly and note the important dates at the bottom of the page.
 
 
Enrollment Information for Prospective Students
Each year, we have found that the number of students who would like to attend TRCS outnumbers the spaces that are available. We hold a public lottery each year to assure that everyone has the same opportunity. To be eligible for enrollment, the first qualification to be considered is that the interested student must reside in the West Linn-Wilsonville School District 51% of the time. The only other qualification is that the student is eligible for the grade levels offered at TRCS (4th-8th grades) based on birthdate for the enrollment year.
 
 
Application Process
If your student meets the above criteria, the next step is to decide if Three Rivers Charter School is a good choice for your child and family. Read about our program, review our Frequently Asked Questions, and if you want more information please attend the Information Session and Open House. (*Please note: Attending Information Session and Open House are completely optional and not required to apply to Three Rivers Charter School. Info Night and Open House do not require an RSVP and are geared towards adults.)

If Three Rivers Charter School looks like a good educational option for your family, the next step is to submit an application:

                                   Three Rivers Admissions Information Form (link will be live beginning May 3, 2021)

There is no preference given to those who apply early, but you must submit the application by the deadline, May 25, 2021. Our lottery will be conducted on May 27, 2021. Parents will be notified of placement results after grade and residence eligibility are determined with the West Linn-Wilsonville School District office. Siblings of currently enrolled students bypass the lottery process and are offered an automatic spot. 
 
 
Information Session and Open House
You are invited to attend the Information Session and the Open House to meet some of the school staff and hear more about our program. There is a brief question and answer time at the Information Session, and you can view our building and surrounding property at the Open House. It is fine to wait until after these events to turn in your application.
 
 
Lottery & Enrollment Offers
Once you have submitted your application and attended the events, we invite you to attend our live public lottery on May 27, 2021. The next step after the lottery is to wait for the results, either by telephone or email. If your child is selected for enrollment based on random lottery selection and room in the grade level, you will be given a short period of time (typically 24 hours) to give TRCS a final decision. We ask that families have the important conversation about attending Three Rivers Charter School well in advance of the lottery, so that you are prepared to give an answer and we can move forward with the enrollment process for all students.
 
 
Waiting List 
If there is not room for your student, the student will be automatically placed on the waiting list. Parents will be notified of your position on the list and we will call you as soon as there is an opening for your child. While we are happy to answer any further questions you have at that time, parents need to be prepared to make a quick decision regarding enrolling at Three Rivers Charter School. Often this isn’t until well into summer, so be aware there may be no further opportunity to learn about our program or ask questions if you don’t participate in the resources we are offering during May.

Thank you for considering Three Rivers Charter School, we are looking forward to receiving your child’s application!
 
 
IMPORTANT DATES TO NOTE:
  • Informational Session: Date & Time to be announced
  • Open House: Recorded video
  • Applications: Applications are due Tuesday, May 25, 2021 by 4:00 pm
  • Lottery: Thursday, May 27, 2021
  • Results will be sent on or before June 2, 2021.
 
The Public Lottery for the 2020-21 school year is concluded. If you are interested in adding your student to the waiting list for the 2020-21 school year please email our school office office@3rcs.org to obtain a link to the post-lottery admission form. Once we receive your submission, we will add your student's name to the next wait list slot available.