Looking to make a change in your child’s education?  Don’t miss the chance to provide your child John Adams Academy’s unique American Classical Leadership Education®. 


Applications for the 2024-25 school year will be will be accepted beginning January 8, 2024 @ 8:00am.


Applications must be submitted by February 9, 2024 to be included in the lottery, for those grades requiring a lottery. (Please see Lottery FAQ page, questions #3 & #4 for lottery details.)


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 age requirements in order to submit an application for fall 2023. (Please see age requirements on the right.)



SKIP THE LINE with John Adams Academy Online: Receive priority for in-person campuses by becoming an online scholar. Please email [email protected] or call (916) 888-1411 for more information. Click HERE to learn more about the online program. 



John Adams Academy can only enroll scholars 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.


    • LINCOLN and ROSEVILLE Online Program
      Placer, Nevada, Sutter, Yuba, Sacramento, and El Dorado County residents
      are eligible to apply.
    • EL DORADO HILLS Online Program
      El Dorado, Sacramento, Placer, Amador, and Alpine County residents
      are eligible to apply. 


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 the Director of Scholar Services at [email protected] so that we may further assist you.


For more information regarding John Adams Academy - Online,

please visit our Online Program page.




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Questions about enrollment?

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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.





Transitional Kindergarten (2024-25 school year): Child turns 5 on or between September 2, 2024 and June 2, 2025..


Kindergarten (2023-24 school year): Child turns 5 on or before September 1, 2024.


1st Grade (2023-24 school year): Child must turn 6 on or before September 1, 2024. 


Email [email protected] for questions regarding age requirements.