NWC+ | Admissions Policy

Number of Student Admissions

Each grade at our school has 25 students. The exact number of students we admit to each grade level is dependent on the number of openings at the time of enrollment. If no openings exist, students will not be admitted but placed on a waitlist and will be contacted as soon as there is an opening in their grade level. We hope that all interested families will come attend one of our open houses and decide to apply. We will be accepting applications for Freshman and Sophomores only for the 2018-19 school year.


No Residency Requirement

NWC+ is open to all students without regard to where they live in California, in which school district they live, or at which school they currently attend.


No Application Fee, Tuition, or Donation Required

NWC+ does not charge an application fee, does not charge tuition, and does not require a monetary contribution, pledge, or promise as a condition for application, admission, or enrollment.


No Admissions Tests or Interviews

There are no admission tests, applicant interviews, or parent interviews required as part of the application process.


NWC+ Open Houses

Parents of applicants must attend a NWC+ Open House as a mandatory part of the admission process; students are encouraged to attend. Open House presentations are held on Saturday, January 27, 2018 at Barnum Hall at 9:00am, 10:00am and 11:00am.


Application Form

Access to the application form is only available by attending a NWC+ Admissions Open House. The completed application form must be submitted before the application deadline. If you do not have computer access or need assistance with the application, please email NWC+ Admissions or contact the admissions line at 310-384-8676. View the application instructions here.


Admissions & Enrollment Process

Becoming a student at NWC+ is a multi-step process:

  1. Attend an Open House. (See information above).
  2. Application for Admission. Interested applicants must complete and submit their application electronically or in person by Friday, March 2 at 4:00pm. If too many students apply for the available spaces, then admission priority is determined by a public lottery.
  3. Verification. Parents/Guardians must come to New West during the verification period on Saturday, March 10, between 9:00am – 2:00pm or Saturday, March 17, between 9:00am – 2:00pm to verify their application submission and receive their lottery number.
  4. Enrollment. Admitted students are mailed a Notice of Admission and an enrollment packet. The enrollment packet and all its required documents have to be completed and returned to the school by the enrollment deadline to confirm and guarantee their place at NWC+ when school starts the following Fall. Once accepted by NWC+, all families must attend an Enrollment Meeting. Meetings are set up with families at their convenience. An Enrollment Meeting must be complete before a student can begin classes.

Please read the application instructions before applying.


Admissions Lottery

All students who submit a completed application form are admitted and enrolled unless the number of applicants exceeds the school’s capacity at a grade level. If there are more applicants than available spaces, then admission priority is determined by a public random drawing for each grade level with consideration given for the above admission preferences. The lottery is held at the school on Wednesday, April 4 at 4:30pm. Attendance is not required. Lottery results will be posted on the school’s website within 48 hours of the lottery


Wait List and Late Applications

Applicants not admitted through the lottery have their name placed on a wait list in the same order they are selected in the lottery. Students on the wait list are notified immediately by phone when space becomes available and must complete and return all enrollment documents before being admitted. Applications received after the application deadline are not entered into the lottery and are placed at the end of the wait list based on the date the completed application form is received by the school office.


Home School Agreement

Parents of students admitted to NWC+ must sign and agree to the terms of the Home School Agreement as a condition of enrollment.


Master Independent Study Agreement

Parents of students admitted to NWC+ must sign and agree to the terms of the Master Independent Study Agreement as a condition of enrollment. Students and parents must also initial that they understand the penalties for missed assignments and that five missed assignments could result in removal from the program.



A student who gains unfair advantage in the admission process by some misrepresentation of information is prohibited from enrolling.



NWC+ participates in various outreach activities throughout the school year that include; in-school events, large venue Open Houses in Santa Monica, middle school events hosted at various LAUSD elementary schools, Brockton Avenue Elementary parent coffee mornings and community-sponsored open houses.


Equal Rights Statement

NWC+ does not discriminate against or grant preferential treatment on the basis of race, sex, color, ethnicity, national origin, religion, or disability. Any parents and or guardians who have problems completing the application, or enrollment forms, should contact the main office for assistance.