Method is a full-time tuition-free public charter school. Enrollment for the 2021-22 school year is open for all grade levels. Students in grades TK-12 in the following Southern California counties can attend Method:

Los Angeles, San Diego, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, Ventura, Kern, and Imperial.

 

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Enrollment FAQs

Is my student  eligible to attend Method?

As a public charter school, Method is open to students in grades TK-12 in the following counties: 

  • Los Angeles
  • San Diego
  • Orange
  • Riverside
  • San Bernardino
  • Ventura
  • Kern
  • Imperial.

Is Method  a good fit for my child?

Online school, when done right, provides students with a more personal academic experience than sitting in a classroom. But, it's not for everyone. We've found that students who enjoy the Method experience include: 

  • Self starters
  • Bored in a traditional school setting
  • Unable to keep up with the one size fits all approach of traditional school
  • Trying to graduate from high school early
  • Interest in athletics training or competitions that makes daytime in person school difficult 
  • Students who would benefit from a more structured home school environment 

Is there a  cost to attend?

No, as a California public charter school Method is free for eligible students to attend. 

What  documents are required for enrollment?

Please attach a scan or clear image of the full page of the following documents to your student's enrollment form, if you do not have some of these documents at the time of enrolling, that's okay. Please submit what you do have and an enrollment specialist will follow up with you for the missing documents.

 

  •  A copy of the student's birth certificate, passport,  OR a legal document with your student's DOB.
  • Proof of residency #1 (must include a full page of a utility, cable, bank statement, etc., showing parent name, service address and visibly dated within the last 6 months).
  • Proof of residency #2 (must include a full page of a utility, cable, bank statement, etc., showing parent name, service address and visibly dated within the last 6 months).
  • Immunization record (complete & up-to-date record, including student's name).
  • Report card and/or withdrawal grades
  • Unofficial transcript (HIGH SCHOOL ONLY).
  • Proof of withdrawal from the student's previous school, a student must be withdrawn prior to starting at Method

What is a proof of withdrawal,  and how can I get one?

In California, a student cannot be enrolled in two public schools at the same time. In order for your student to start with Method they must first be withdrawn from their previous school. 

To obtain a proof of withdrawal, contact the front office or Registrar from  your student's most recent school. If they require anything from us prior to releasing your student, please let your enrollment specialist know to contact the school. 

What is an  approved proof of residency?

 
 

At Method Schools, we require two proofs of residency or addresses verifying an applicant lives within the districts/counties we serve.


ARTICLE 1. Persons Included [48200 - 48208]
( Article 1 enacted by Stats. 1976, Ch. 1010. )
48204.1.


A school district shall accept from the parent or legal guardian of a pupil reasonable evidence that the pupil meets the residency requirements for school attendance in the school district as set forth in Sections 48200 and 48204. Reasonable evidence of residency for a pupil living with his or her parent or legal guardian shall be established by documentation showing the name and address of the parent or legal guardian within the school district, including, but not limited to, any of the following documentation:

(1) Property tax payment receipts.
(2) Rental property contract, lease, or payment receipts.
(3) Utility service contract, statement, or payment receipts.
(4) Pay stubs.
(5) Voter registration.
(6) Correspondence from a government agency.
(7) Declaration of residency executed by the parent or legal guardian of a pupil.
(b) Nothing in this section shall be construed to require a parent or legal guardian of a pupil to show all of the items of documentation listed in paragraphs (1) to (7), inclusive, of subdivision (a).
(c) If an employee of a school district reasonably believes that the parent or legal guardian of a pupil has provided false or unreliable evidence of residency, the school district may make reasonable efforts to determine that the pupil actually meets the residency requirements set forth in Sections 48200 and 48204.
(d) Nothing in this section shall be construed as limiting access to pupil enrollment in a school district as otherwise provided by federal and state statutes and regulations. This includes immediate enrollment and attendance guaranteed to a homeless child or youth, as defined in Section 11434a(2) of the federal McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act (42 U.S.C. Sec. 11434a(2) et seq.), without any proof of residency or other documentation.
(e) Consistent with Section 11432(g) of the federal McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act (42 U.S.C. Sec. 11301 et seq.), proof of residency of a parent within a school district shall not be required for an unaccompanied youth, as defined in Section 11434a(6) of Title 42 of the United States Code. A school district shall accept a declaration of residency executed by the unaccompanied youth in lieu of a declaration of residency executed by his or her parent or legal guardian.

 

How long does the enrollment process take?

Not long, depending on a few factors. A student who is withdrawn from their previous school can typically begin coursework at Method as quickly as 1-2 days after enrolling. -

What are the steps to complete the enrollment process?

  1. Complete an enrollment inquiry form on this page. This way, we have your contact information and can reach out if you need any assistance during the enrollment process. 
  2. Complete a 2021-22 enrollment form and attach the required documents.
  3. Once the form has been submitted, an enrollment specialist will review it and contact you if any additional information is required. 
  4. A zoom meeting with a counselor will be scheduled where you will discuss which initial courses your student will take as well as create a graduation plan. (HIGH SCHOOL ONLY). 
  5. Once an enrollment has been finalized, a welcome email will be sent with all of the information for your student to get started at Method. You will also be scheduled to meet with the assigned homeroom teacher for an orientation meeting.  After this meeting takes place, the student will be activated and ready to start learning! 

Can my child  attend Method part-time?

No. Method is a full-time public school option. This means that students cannot be enrolled elsewhere if they wish to attend Method. 

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