Thank you for your interest in Ceiba College Preparatory Academy for the 2024-2025 school year! As you learn more about us you will see that we are truly unique.
Ceiba College Prep is a free public charter school focused on preparing students from Watsonville and surrounding communities to graduate from four-year colleges. Our goal is to ensure that every student is college-ready with the skills they need to compete in the global economy.
OR click the PDF file below to print out a paper application form.
**If you would like to apply for the current school year (2023-24), please speak to the Front Office and ask for a paper copy of the Enrollment Application.**
We can also mail you an application and are available to assist you in any way to submit an application. Please contact Raquel Arenas-Humphrey at 831-406-1342 for assistance.


Ceiba School Application Process

During the open enrollment period of November 6, 2023 – April 19, 2024, all prospective parents/guardians are encouraged to visit the Ceiba website at www.ceibaschools.org to complete an application. Parents/guardians are also welcome to pick up an application packet at our school’s front office. There is also an informational meeting that we recommend families attend. The meeting dates are below. Choose one date that works for your family!


Dates for Information Meetings:

Wednesday, February 7th at 5:30 pm

Tuesday, March 12th at 5:30 pm

Monday, April 15th at 5:30 pm


Parents/guardians can turn in their completed application to the front office Monday-Friday from 7:30 am-4:30 pm. The last day to turn in an application is Friday, April 19, 2024, at 4:00 pm.

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School Lottery

The school lottery will take place on May 1, 2024, at 5:15 pm for 6th grade and at 5:30 pm for other grades. You do not have to be present on the day of the lottery in order to secure a spot. You will be notified by mail if your child’s number is chosen.

Admission Preference
Siblings are eligible for admission through sibling preference, which means that if one child is currently enrolled, their siblings are also admitted to the school when space is available. For 6th grade, Ceiba College Prep will guarantee admission to siblings of children already attending Ceiba College Prep.  For grades 7-12, siblings of current students will be given priority and admitted if space is available. “Sibling” is defined as a brother, sister, or other children legally under your care and residing in the same household.