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Cave Language Academy

a dual-immersion school: applications accepted for kindergarten prep, kindergarten and 1st grade only. (Grades 2nd-8th are evaluated for acceptance from other dual-immersions schools only.)

Loma Vista Environmental Science Academy – an environmental themed school

Mare Island Health and Fitness Academy – a health and fitness themed school

Vallejo Charter School – an Expeditionary Learning school

Lottery Schools

The Lottery Process

VCUSD has four lottery schools.  Mare Island Health and Fitness Academy (MIHFA), Loma Vista Environmental Science Academy (LVESA), Vallejo Charter School and Elmer Cave Language Academy.  LVESA and MIHFA are also neighborhood schools, which means families who live in the neighborhood, can enroll in the school without going through the lottery process, AS LONG AS THERE IS SPACE. If you live in the neighborhood of either of these schools, please enroll your child between February 1st to March 19th.

Otherwise, in order to attend one of these schools you must participate in the lottery. If you would like your child to attend one of the four choice schools please follow these steps:

  • Complete the online registration packet including the application for the lottery school of your choice. 
  • The lottery will be held virtually  April 16, 2021.  You may watch it here.  However, if you are unable to watch it,  you will hear if your child received a spot through the mail by June 4th. 
  • You will receive an acceptance or waitlist letter by June 4th from the school site.  You MUST sign and return the letter stating that you either are accepting the open spot offered or accepting the spot on the waitlist.
  • If your child is on the waitlist and a spot opens during the school year, you will be notified by the school office manager.
  • If your child is on the waitlist at the end of the school year, you will be sent a letter asking if you wish to remain on the list.  Again, you MUST return the letter to remain on the waitlist.  


Complete the registration packet for the lottery