Opal Charter School students are selected through an open lottery process.  For the 2018-19 school year, lottery applications will be available March 1, 2018. The lottery will open on March 1, 2018 and will close on March 31, 2018. Applications must be received at Opal School by 5pm on March 31, 2018.

To be eligible for Opal Charter School in 2018-19, children must be 5 years old by September 1, 2018 to enter kindergarten (Opal School does not admit early-entry kindergarten students). Families must reside within the Portland Public School District boundaries by August 1, 2018. Proof of age and proof of residency are required per PPS policy.

Lottery applicants will be notified of their placement status after the lottery results are available.

Students will be offered placement, by grade, in the order they were selected by the lottery. When a grade is full, the remaining applicants are placed on a wait list in the order their application was selected by lottery.

Parents/guardians of children who are selected by lottery are invited to attend an orientation meeting and to visit the classrooms. If a family declines the offer of enrollment for their child, we offer placement to the next student on the waitlist, as selected by lottery. This process continues until all spaces are filled for the 2018-19 school year.

Due to the large number of lottery applications each year, we do not provide tours to applicants. We encourage you to explore resources on our website

Thank you for your interest in the Opal Charter School.

Opal School is an equal opportunity organization that does not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, sexual orientation, age, religion, marital status, national origin, or mental or physical disability.