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Friday, December 10, 2021 is the last day to apply for both our in-person and online program. 


We will begin accepting applications for the 2022-23 school year on Monday, January 10, 2022.


John Adams Academy is a TK-12, tuition-free public charter school with a mission to restore America’s heritage by developing servant leaders. Great minds in history studied other great minds in history. Scholars at John Adams Academy do the same. From Aristotle to Jefferson, our scholars delve into the virtues, philosophies, and habits of the men and women who’ve left their marks on humanity. 



Applicants to both the In-Person and Online programs must meet the following age requirements in order to submit an application for fall 2021 the following grades:


Transitional Kindergarten (2021-22 school year): Must turn 5 between September 2, 2021 and December 31, 2021 to be eligible.


Kindergarten (2021-22 school year): Must turn 5 before September 1, 2021 to be eligible.


1st Grade (2021-22 school year): Must turn 6 before September 1, 2021 to be eligible. 


Email for questions regarding age requirements.




John Adams Academy can only enroll students in the Online Program in compliance with the law.


The Academy may only enroll scholars in the Online Program who reside within the county in which the Academy campus is located, or who reside within a neighboring (adjacent) county.


    • Residents of the following counties are eligible to apply for the Lincoln and Roseville Online Program: Placer, Nevada, Sutter, Yuba, Sacramento, and El Dorado Counties.
    • Residents of the following counties are eligible to apply for the El Dorado Hills Online Program: El Dorado, Sacramento, Placer, Amador, and Alpine Counties.


The application only seeks basic contact information to facilitate the lottery and confirm the scholar lives in a county where the Online Program is available.  We do not ask for a scholar's transcripts, or if the scholar receives special education services, or any other academic information in the application to participate in the lottery or as a condition of enrollment.


John Adams Academy desires to serve all scholars subject to legal requirements and capacity.  Please note, that California Education Code does not allow scholars with exceptional needs/disabilities to participate in independent study unless their IEP specifically provides for participation in an independent study.  We encourage all families, including families with scholars with exceptional needs, to consider and apply to the Online Program if they believe this program will benefit their scholars.  If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Jessica Sprinkles, Director of Scholar Services at so that we may further assist you.


For more information regarding John Adams Academy - Online, please visit our Online Program page.




To submit an application for In-Person or Online Programs, please visit the SchoolMint enrollment system.


For questions about enrollment: 





If space becomes available in a grade, the empty seat will be filled from the current wait list. 




You do NOT need to complete applications for scholars who are currently enrolled.  Scholars who are currently enrolled at John Adams Academy are guaranteed admission for the following school year and will complete a separate re-enrollment process.  Additional information on re-enrollment through the data confirmation process in  your Aeries Parent Portal will be provided at a later date.


Please contact your campus office if you need assistance in setting up your Aeries account. 




For information regarding admission lotteries, please visit our Lottery FAQ page.