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 2023-2024 school year as follows:

9th grade15 spaces | 10th grade10 spaces |11th grade5 spaces | 12th grade0 spaces


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 House

Parents and 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 view the presentation.

Open House presentations for the 2024–2025 school year have already been held. If you were unable to attend this year's Open House, you may view it by clicking here.

Application & Application Deadline

Click here to access the 2024-25 Admissions Application. The application requires a password which was given to prospective families at the Open House on January 27. If you were unable to attend this year's Open House, you may view it by clicking here.

All applications must be submitted by the application deadline: Friday, February 16, by 4:00 pm

*Please be aware that we recommend students attending New West be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

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


For those families who did not attend an Open House and/or did not turn in an application by the deadline, you may submit an application to our Waitlist by clicking HERE.

Admissions & Enrollment Process for 2024-25 school year.

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

  1. Attend an Open House. (See information above).
  2. Application for Admission. If too many students apply for the available spaces, then admission priority is determined by a public lottery. If you missed the Admission deadline, you may submit an application to our Waitlist by clicking HERE.
  3. Verification. Parents/Guardians may verify their application via email during the verification period and receive their lottery number. You will receive an email with instructions for the verification dates.
  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.

Virtual Admissions Lottery

Wednesday, February 28, 2024, at 5:00 pm
This year's lottery will be held online via Zoom.

Click here to view the 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.


Waitlist 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.


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.