Frequently Asked Questions
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Is there a cost to attend Growth Public School?
NO! We are a public school. We operate as an independent charter school authorized by Sacramento City Unified School District (SCUSD). We receive state funding based on attendance, just like other public schools in the district.
What are the school hours?
We are one of the only public schools in the area to offer full-day transitional kindergarten and kindergarten.
TK / Kindergarten Schedule
Monday / Tuesday / Thursday / Friday: 8:15am to 2:30pm
Wednesday (Early Release): 8:15am to 1:30pm
1st - 8th Grade Schedule
Monday / Tuesday / Thursday / Friday: 8:15am to 3:15pm
Wednesday (Early Release): 8:15am to 2:15pm
Do you offer Before and After Care?
What is the average class size?
Most classes have 24-28 students.
Do you serve Breakfast and Lunch?
Yes. Meals are provided by the SCUSD Central Kitchen at no cost to families. Breakfast is served from 8-8:15am. Students may also bring lunch from home if they prefer.
How can I enroll my child in Growth Public School?
Families submit an application online. When we have more applications than space, we hold a public lottery (see details below). Families must submit a student's proof of age and proof of residence to be eligible to apply. If accepted, immunization records, health forms and emergency forms will be required to complete enrollment.
What is a school lottery and how does it work?
A public lottery is held when the number of applications exceeds the amount of space available. Anyone not selected will be placed on a waiting list. Enrollment is open until all spots are filled.
GPS shall offer admission preferences to students in the following order:
1. Children of current GPS teachers and staff (the number of students admitted via this preference is capped at up to 10% of GPS’s total enrollment)
2. Siblings of students admitted to or attending GPS residing within the boundaries of the District
3. Siblings of students admitted to or attending GPS residing outside the boundaries of the District
4. Students who are enrolled in, or reside in the attendance boundaries of, James Marshall Elementary School (for purposes of the SB 740 Charter School Facility Grant Program)
5. Students residing within the boundaries of the District
6. All other students residing in California who wish to attend the Charter School
What's the difference between a charter school and a public school?
Charter schools are public schools. They are tuition-free and open to any student who wishes to attend. Charter schools allow parents, organizations, or community groups to restore, reinvent, and re-energize our public school system. Charter schools are designed, tailored, and governed by each local community and are governed by a non-profit board of directors, rather than an elected school board.
Which neighborhoods does Growth Public School serve?
All families in the greater Sacramento area are eligible to attend Growth Public School. We are located in the Rosemont neighborhood of Sacramento off Highway 50 between Watt Avenue and Bradshaw Road. Many Growth Public School families live in the Rancho Cordova, Lincoln Village and Rosemont communities, although some families drive from as far away as Natomas and Elk Grove to attend. Note: Students who live within the SCUSD boundary and siblings of current GPS students are given priority.
Which grades do you currently offer?
During the 2023-24 school year, Growth Public School will serve Transitional Kindergarten through 7th grade.