Meadows Arts and Technology Elementary School

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How to Apply to Our Classroom Based Program






Instructions to Submit a Lottery Application for the 2024-2025 School Year
Applications can be submitted either by email or US mail, preferably email.
Email your application to [email protected]
If you mail your application, please mail it to MATES 2000 La Granada Dr. Thousand Oaks, Ca. 91362 
If you have any questions at this time, please call the front office at 805-495-7037.
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To apply for the lottery, every family must complete and submit all of the following for each student:
  • Lottery application
  • Student's official birth certificate
  • Proof of Residence which includes the parent/guardian's signed Residency Verification Form with documentation (listed below). 

Proof of residence includes the Residency Verification Form and the following:

  1. Homeowners (1 AND 2):
    1. A copy of the current mortgage statement or property tax bill (names included on the property tax bill, not the generalized form from the web)
    2. Parent/guardian's valid driver's license with current address OR 1 utility bill (gas, water, electric, trash - phone or cable not accepted)
  2. Rental Apartment - Apartment Complex (1 AND 2)
    1. A copy of the lease agreement in the parent/guardian's name on Property Management letterhead.
    2. Parent/guardian's valid driver's license with current address OR 1 utility bill in the parent/guardian's name (gas, water, electric, trash - phone or cable not accepted)
  3. Rental Home (ALL 3)
    1. Supplemental Residency Form 
    2. Lease agreement in the parent/guardian's name
    3. Parent/guardian's valid driver's license with current address OR 1 utility bill in the parent/guardian's name (gas, water, electric, trash - phone or cable not accepted)
  4. Room Rental/Co-Resident, i.e. living with family (ALL 4)
    1. Supplemental Residency Form
    2. Lease agreement in the parent/guardian's name OR a letter from the homeowner/lessor where the applicant's family is residing 
             3. & 4. TWO ITEMS FROM THE LIST BELOW
      1. 1 or 2 utility bills in the homeowner's/lessor's name (gas, water, electric, trash - phone or cable not accepted
      2. Parent/Guardian's valid driver's license with current address
All applications will be checked by MATES staff for validity and accuracy. If an employee of the school reasonably believes that the parent or legal guardian of a pupil has provided false or unreliable evidence of residency, MATES may make reasonable efforts to determine that the pupil actually meets the residency requirements set forth in the MATES charter. Giving false or omitting information requested will risk or delay the processing of the student's application and could jeopardize enrollment at any time in MATES. Original documentation will be required upon enrollment acceptance.
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You will receive a confirmation email that we received your application within 2 - 3 school days. 


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. (Returning Students - place holder)
  2. Siblings of existing MATES students
  3. Children of employees of MATES up to 1% of the classroom-based population
  4. Children who reside within the former attendance area of Meadows Elementary School at the time the MATES lottery is held (Click here for address list)
  5. Children of employees of MATES over 1% of the classroom-based population
  6. Children who reside within the attendance area of Conejo Valley Unified School District 
  7. All other applicants


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 Americans 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, [email protected]