NWC+ | Admissions Policy


Number of Student Admissions

Each grade at NWC+ 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 will be accepting applications for Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors for the 2020-2021 school year as follows:

9th grade25 spaces | 10th grade10 spaces |11th & 12th grade – dependent on the number of openings we have at the time of enrollment


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 or legal guardians are encouraged to attend one of the Open House sessions as vital information about our school philosophy, course offerings, and student and family expectations are discussed. Students are encouraged to attend.

Open House presentations for the 2020–2021 will be held on February 1, 2020, at Barnum Hall at Santa Monica High School. The one-hour informational sessions are held at 9:00am, 10:00am, and 11:00am.

Application Form

The application form is immediately made available during the Open House for all interested families to apply. If you have missed the Open House, please click on this link to apply to New West. 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.

Admissions & Enrollment Process for 2020-21 school year.

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 February 21, 2020. 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 to verify their application submission and receive their lottery number. Pico Campus: March 7, 2020, 10:00 am–2:00 pm; Armacost Campus: March 21, 2020, 10:00 am–2:00 pm .
  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.

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. Attendance is not required. Lottery results will be posted on the school’s website within 48 hours of the lottery. The date for the 2020–2021 lottery is March 25, 2020 at 5:00 pm.

Due to current health safety concerns, the lottery will be available through video conferencing only.

Please click this link to join the Zoom webinar:
Password: 032520

Lottery results will be posted on the school website on Thursday, March 26.


Wait List and Late Applications

Applicants not admitted through the lottery have their names placed on a waitlist in the same order they are selected in the lottery. Students on the waitlist 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 waitlist 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.


Independent Study Master Agreement & Student Commitments

Parents of students admitted to NWC+ must sign and agree to the terms found in the Independent Study Master Agreement as a condition of enrollment. Students and parents must also initial that they understand and will follow through on the following commitments:

Student Attendance – All students are required to attend weekly seminars, bi-monthly Mentor Teacher Meetings, and monthly Town Hall Meetings. All of these count towards a student's in-school attendance. Students may be absent for no more than 10 seminars, mentor meetings, and/or Town Halls for the entire school year. At 10 absences from any of these, a student can be removed from NWC+ and referred back to their traditional home high school.

Work Completion – Students must complete and submit assignments on a weekly basis to their teachers. Students missing more than 3 assignments in any class within any 5 days of school could be subject to removal from NWC+ and referred back to their traditional home high school.



Any student who gains an 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.