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[reveal title="What is a charter school?" open="false" color="black" css_animation="left-to-right"]A charter school is an independently run public school granted greater flexibility in its operations, in return for greater accountability for performance. The “charter” establishing each school is a performance contract detailing the school’s mission, program, students served, performance goals, and methods of assessment.[/reveal][reveal title="What grades do you serve?" open="false" color="black" css_animation="left-to-right"]Capitol Collegiate serves Kindergarten through 3rd grade for the 2014-15 school year. We will serve 4th grade next year, growing one grade level per year until we are a full K-8.[/reveal][reveal title="Is my child eligible to apply?" open="false" color="black" css_animation="left-to-right"]Capitol Collegiate has no admissions requirements- any child may apply in their correct grade level.  Students in Sacramento City Unified School District (SCUSD) are given preference.[/reveal][reveal title="Is there a cost to attend Capitol Collegiate?" open="false" color="black" css_animation="left-to-right"]No!  Like all public schools, Capitol Collegiate is entirely tuition-free.[/reveal][reveal title="Are breakfast and lunch served?" open="false" color="black" css_animation="left-to-right"]Yes. Students are eligible for the same food services provided for all Sacramento City students.  Even better, Capitol Collegiate uses an organic, healthy food service provider for lunch meals and additionally provides healthy breakfast and snack during the day.[/reveal][reveal title="Is transportation provided?" open="false" color="black" css_animation="left-to-right"]Yes. In order to provide access to families from our original community there are bus stops at Southgate Library, Lemon Hill Boys and Girls Club, and Fruitridge Elementary School.[/reveal][reveal title="Is there an After School Program?" open="false" color="black" css_animation="left-to-right"]Yes. We provide free after school programming that runs from the end of the school day to 6:00pm.  Students will complete homework during After School as well as have the opportunity to participate in a variety of programming, including arts, athletics, and academic enrichment.[/reveal][reveal title="How can families enroll their children at Capitol Collegiate?" open="false" color="black" css_animation="left-to-right"]Families can submit an application for enrollment online, through the mail, or in person. Enrollment is on a space-available basis. If the number of applications exceeds the number of spots available, a waiting list is developed and a lottery system is used. For more information on enrollment, please click here.[/reveal][reveal title="What is the average student to teacher ratio at Capitol Collegiate?" open="false" color="black" css_animation="left-to-right"]Our kindergarten classes have 1 teacher for every 15 students.  In older grades, class sizes range from 20-25 students per teacher.[/reveal][reveal title="Does the school have a uniform policy?" open="false" color="black" css_animation="left-to-right"]Yes.  Capitol Collegiate’s Uniform Policy is as follows:

  • Shirt: Shirts must be polo shirts in white, green, or grey. Shirts are available in short or long sleeve. The only shirt that can be under the uniform shirt is a white, green, or grey shirt.  All shirts must be tucked in.
  • Pants: Standard khaki pants or appropriate length shorts may be worn. Pants may be either zipper or pull-on. The pants need to fit correctly (no baggy style).
  • Belt: If you choose to wear a belt, it must be solid black or grey in color.  Please make sure your child can easily take on and off the belt without assistance.
  • Shoes: Solid neutral-colored (black, white, gray, brown, etc.) shoes without any embellishments (e.g. colored shoe laces, lights).  Shoes may have minimal color. Boots with heels, sandals, moccasins, clogs, and bowling shoes are not permitted.
  • Socks and/or Tights: Only solid neutral-colored (black, white, grey, brown, etc.) socks or tights may be worn.
  • Jumper: Girls may wear khaki jumpers with the school logo. A polo must be worn underneath the jumper. Girls should wear tights or shorts underneath the jumper. Jumpers are permitted in kindergarten and first grades only.
  • Skirts: Girls may wear khaki skirts (with tights or shorts underneath) or skorts to school.

Khaki is defined as tan or brown in color and is not jean material.

Optional: 

  • Sweater: Solid (may not have patterns or writing on it) color black, white, green or grey sweaters with logo patches only.  Uniform shirt must be worn underneath.
  • Fleece: Solid (may not have patterns or writing on it) color black, white, green or grey sweaters with logo patches only.  Uniform shirts must be worn underneath.
  • Jackets and Coats: Jackets or coats may be worn to school, but are not permitted to be worn in the classroom (no exceptions) even if a patch is affixed to them.

Please click here for more information about purchasing uniforms and patches.[/reveal][reveal title="Are students assigned homework on a daily basis?" open="false" color="black" css_animation="left-to-right"]Yes. Students are assigned homework to help them review material they learn in school.  In the primary grades, students receive mostly reading and math homework.  Later, they receive homework in each of their core subjects.[/reveal]