Meadows Arts and Technology Elementary School

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How to Apply

The 2018-2019 wait lists have now closed and no further students will be admitted into MATES  for the remainder of the 18-19 school year.

2019-2020 School Year

Open Enrollment begins January 14, 2019 and ends on February 22, 2019

If necessary, a public random drawing will be held on March 21, 2019 to determine enrollment in any grade where applications exceed capacity.

New Students
To apply, please complete and submit a lottery application, student original birth certificate, and parent/guardian proof of residence. Please hand deliver applications directly to the MATES office.

Applications Will Not Be Accepted By Mail. 

Proof of residence includes:

  1. Two utility bills (only gas, water, electric, or trash – not telephone, cable); or
  2. One utility bill and a driver’s license; or
  3. Original, executed rental or lease agreement w/ utility bill to follow; or
  4. Original executed escrow papers w/ utility bill to follow; or
  5. Room rental or shared living (a letter from homeowner & utility bills and completed Address Verification form.  Address Verification forms can be found at the MATES front office.) Additional supporting documents may be requested.

Returning Students

Returning MATES students are guaranteed enrollment the following school year. Please notify the school of your intentions by filling out and submitting a Returning Student Enrollment Notification form. If the school does not receive your form by the end of open enrollment (February 22, 2019), your children will lose their priority status and will be admitted on a first come first serve basis as space is available.



MATES is nonsectarian in its programs, admission policies, and all other operations.  MATES is open to all students regardless of race, ethnicity, national origin, religion, gender, sexual orientation, perceived sexual orientation, home language, or disability.  MATES shall admit all pupils who wish to attend the school up to capacity.

The MATES Board determines on a yearly basis the capacity for each grade level for the upcoming school year.  Applications will be accepted during a publicly advertised open enrollment application period each year in winter or early spring for enrollment in the following school year.

Following the open enrollment period, applications are counted to determine which grade levels have received a quantity of applications that exceed that grade’s capacity.  In the event that there are more applications for a grade level than available positions, MATES will hold a public random drawing to determine enrollment for the impacted grade level.  Returning MATES students who notify the school before the end of the open enrollment period are guaranteed enrollment the following year and are exempt from the public random drawing.

Admission preferences in the case of a public random drawing are given to the following students in the following order:

1)  Siblings of existing MATES students
2)  Pupils who reside within the former attendance area of Meadows Elementary School
3)  Children of employees of MATES
4)  All other CVUSD residents
5)  All other pupils

Students will be admitted at the time of the public random drawing according to preference group as space permits.  If there is insufficient capacity to fully enroll a specific preference group in its entirety, a random drawing of the applicants within the preference group will be performed to determine which applicants within that group will be offered enrollment.

Applicants not offered admission due to insufficient capacity will be given the option to put their name on a wait list, in order, according to their draw in the lottery.  Applicants who complete the enrollment process after the open enrollment period are considered post-lottery applicants and will be offered enrollment only after all wait listed applicants from the open enrollment period have been exhausted and on a first come first serve basis.  The wait list will remain active until the close of open enrollment for the following school year at which time no further students will be enrolled.  Wait listed applicants may then re-apply for the following year.

Meadows Arts and Technology Elementary School prohibits discrimination, harassment, intimidation, bullying and sexual harassment based on actual or perceived ancestry, age, color, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, nationality, immigration status, marital status, parental status, family status, pregnancy status, race or ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or association with a person or a group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics in all educational programs, school related or school sponsored activities, school attendance or employment policies which may have an impact or create a hostile environment at school as required by Title IX of the 1972 Education amendments, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the American with Disabilities Act, the California Fair Employment and Housing Act, and other applicable laws and regulations. For questions or concerns regarding discrimination, harassment, intimidation, bullying or sexual harassment, please contact the charter school's Executive Director, Brenda Olshever 2000 La Granada Drive., Thousand Oaks, Ca. 91362, 805-495-7037,