The Admissions Process
CCDS endeavors to accommodate all students who apply for admission; however, because applications for admission exceed the number of spaces available, CCDS uses a computerized random selection process to determine admission status and the waiting list. Spaces are allocated to form a student body that reflects the demographics of the region in which the school is located.
For 2021-22 School Year
The application window for the 2021-22 school year is now closed; however, you are invited to submit an application to be placed on the waiting list for openings that may become available throughout the school year. See our How to Apply section below for instructions on our application process.
Upcoming Dates & Deadlines
For the 2022-23 School Year, keep the following dates in mind (exact dates will be determined this winter and updated soon):
- Application Window: opens early December
- Application Deadline: closes mid-March
- Random Selection: takes place late March
How to Apply
CCDS conducts our admissions process through School Mint. School Mint can be accessed here, from the Apply Now button on our website homepage, or through the School Mint app available at the Apple Store / iOS or Google Play / Android.
Please note, CCDS cannot meet and discuss applicants who are on the waiting list. If you have a child on the waiting list, please know that you will be contacted if your child is selected. Your waitlist number will be available to view in your School Mint account.
A child must turn 5 years old on or before September 1 (EC Section 48000[a]). We do not make exceptions to this rule.
A child must turn 5 years old between September 2 and December 2 (EC Section 48000[a]). We do not make exceptions to this rule.
Theresa Magallanez is your contact throughout the admissions process.
Phone: (530) 895-2650 ext 870
Fax: (530) 895-2546