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Application for the Millennium Charter High School

Enrollment for 2014-2015
and Public Lottery


New Students:

We are now accepting applications for 9th, 10th, and 11th grade students for the 2014-15 school year.
We fully expect the total number of applications will exceed the number of available spaces. If this does occur, Millennium Charter High School will hold a public lottery in April.
The deadline to apply for the 2014-15 school year is Monday, March 31, 2014.

Returning Students:

In order to be exempt from the public lottery, current students must re-enroll by Monday, March 3rd.


In order to be exempt from the public lottery, siblings of current students must re-enroll by Monday, March 3rd.

The Lottery: To be held at 5:30 PM on Thursday, April 10, 2014

During April, we will announce the date, time and location of the public lottery on our website. Selected students will be asked to confirm their desire to enroll. Those students for whom space is not available will be placed on a waiting list in the order of their selection in the lottery. The waiting list will not carry over to the 2015-16 school year.

Dear Families:

We will be holding our public lottery for the 2014-15 school year in our Black Box Theater at 5:30 PM on Thursday, April 10, 2014. We will begin with a demonstration of our computer-based system and then proceed with the lottery. If you are unable to attend, we will be notifying families of their enrollment status via email.


Peter Gray


Millennium Charter High School

Millennium Charter High School (MCHS) is an independent, direct-funded public charter school located on the Monterey County Office of Education (MCOE) Campus in Salinas, California. MCHS’s curriculum and instruction are based on hands-on learning in the arts and technology, integrated into content areas. Students from throughout Monterey County receive college preparatory education in which the Common Core standards, Visual and Performing Arts standards, and Digital Media Arts standards are delivered through the lens of four School-wide Learner Outcomes (SLOs): Creativity, Self-awareness, Empathy, and Critical Thinking. MCHS’s program fosters an academic environment in which students see the relevance and importance of their education. The school’s focus on Digital Media Arts is unique to the area. MCHS is currently both the smallest public high school and the only site-based charter high school in the county.

For more information, please visit the About MCHS tab of this website, or call us at 831-755-0830.



In addition to traditional classrooms on the MCOE West Campus, MCHS students have the use of a Digital Media Lab featuring laptop computers and state of the art editing software, a black box theater, a high-definition television studio with professional control rooms, and a radio station designed for broadcast as well as podcast production. Students will be able to share their work via their own television channel and broadcast frequency for digital FM radio, as well as posting content on the World Wide Web. Students have opportunities for Career Technical Education in the Media Arts both through the use of the studio facilities and remote broadcast vehicles. Through the Media Center for Art, Education, and Technology (MCAET) students have opportunities to videotape local high school sporting events through a contract with the Monterey County Herald newspaper and the newly constructed Rabobank Stadium by utilizing on-site equipment and a remote broadcast truck at sporting events throughout Monterey County.


Millennium Charter High School graduates will be prepared for college and ready for employment in the evolving world of Media Arts Technology through a balance of traditional academics and real-world, hands-on experiences. Our students will discover their unique gifts and talents and how to use them as they work individually and collaboratively. Engaged and educated in a true community of learners, our students will be empowered to realize their dreams.


Guided by research in creativity, innovation, and cutting edge instructional practices, MCHS will provide core academics and professional skill development with a focus on the performing arts and digital media technology. Our students will help build a safe, responsive community in which they will learn to cooperate, collaborate, and communicate in order to reach their highest potential and become socially responsible citizens of the 21st Century.