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2024-25 New Student Enrollment

Enroll for the 2024-2025 School Year 
SchoolMint Application - New Student Sign Up
How to create an Account:
  1. Please access the link
  2. Click on the "Sign up" option.
  3. Fill in this form
  4. Enter your email or phone number twice followed by your password. Then click on the "Let's do this" button.
  5. Please answer ‘No’ to the question “Did You Have a Student at Old Town Academy Last Year?”
  6. Next, complete step 1, "Add Parent/Guardian information."
  7. Add the "Applicant Information."
  8. Select “Start an Application”
  9. Complete Application
  10. Click “Submit” when all information is complete

Enrollment Information for 2024-25

Admission Requirements
Charter schools are schools of choice. All students in the San Diego Unified School District and all other districts are eligible to apply and attend Old Town Academy and will comply with Education Code 47605. Priority is provided to students who reside within the 92110 and 92103 zip codes; additional priority to the extent available will be as set forth in the Old Town Academy Charter Petition. The following admission requirements, consistent with non-discriminatory statutes will be followed:
  • Parents are encouraged to participate in one of the school tours upon request during the open enrollment, which will detail the school’s expectations and policies.
  • Student and parent must read, sign and return the OTA parent/student Handbook along with the required forms prior to enrollment at Old Town Academy.
  • OTA is a uniform school and full compliance with our uniform policy is expected.
  • OTA strives to be as paperless as possible in regards to communication. Parents and students are expected to check and review their emails nightly as well as actively monitor their classroom blogs and the OTA website for updates.
  • A separate application is needed for each child/applicant.
  • Kindergarten students need to be 5 years old on or before September 1, 2024.
  • Birth certificates or passports and updated immunization records are required of all new students prior to confirmation of enrollment.
  • All students entering 7th grade will need their updated TDAP immunization/Booster before the end of the first week of school.
Should the number of valid applicants exceed the available openings, we will conduct a random public lottery, designed to pick students at random to fill the openings.
Lottery Procedures
  • The school will conduct an electronic lottery
  • The lottery shall draw names from a single pool of applicants that applied through our online application.
  • Applicants will be notified via email of their application status.
  • Once you receive a notice of  your status, via email, your failure to confirm your spot within 24 hours will result in the spot being forfeited and the next parent/student will be called to fill the spot.
  • If spots become available, wait-listers will be called to fill the openings, if you are on our waitlist, you will have 24 hours to confirm your spot or the spot will be given to the next student/parent.

Dates to keep in mind


The following dates apply to our Open Enrollment for the 2024-2025 school year:


  • Monday, January 29 – New Student Applications will be posted
  • Friday, March 22 – New Student Applications are due
    January 29 - March 22 – Intent to Re-enroll forms are due
  • Wednesday, March 27 – Lottery for new students


Please note that Senate Bill 277 now requires that all students entering Kindergarten and 7th grade have all required immunizations before the start of the school year. There will be no new waivers for personal belief exemptions. For more information on the changes, please visit the Shots for School website.

Application Verification 

Initial admissions decisions are conditional. In order to reserve the position prior to full registration, admitted applicants will be required to submit documents confirming zip code of residence, student age, immunizations as well as successful completion of the previous grade level to the Admissions Office. Applicants who do not submit the required documents will forfeit their admission.

Enrollment Priorities

Old Town Academy provides a sibling preference to applicants who are siblings of students currently attending OTA.

OTA  provides an employee preference to applicants who are children of employees currently employed by Old Town Academy.

OTA defines siblings as children who:

  1. Are biologically related as siblings by one or two shared parents; OR
  2. Are related as step-siblings by parent marriage; OR
  3. Are related as siblings through formal adoption or formal court-ordered guardianship (a Power of Attorney does not suffice for this purpose)

Charter School Complaint Notice

Charter schools are not allowed to discourage a pupil from enrolling or seeking to enroll in the charter school because the pupil exhibits any characteristics such as students with disabilities, academically low-achieving, English learners, neglected or delinquent, homeless, socially economically disadvantaged, foster youth, or based on nationality, race, ethnicity, or sexual orientation. Charter schools are not allowed to request a pupil’s records before enrollment or encourage a child who is enrolled in a charter school to dis-enroll or transfer to another school. A parent, guardian, or pupil (18 years or older) may file a Charter School Complaint Form to the authorizing entity if they suspect the charter school is in violation of Education Code Section 47605(d)(4). Click here to obtain the Enrollment Complaint Form.


Please contact our main office at 619 574-6225 or email [email protected]  if you have any immediate questions or concerns.