- What is Santa Fe South Schools?
- Why should my student attend Santa Fe South Schools?
- How and when do I apply?
- Lottery Timeline
- What high school options are available?
- Do you provide transportation?
- Do you have after school care available?
- What makes a charter school different from a traditional public school?
- Do students have to wear uniforms?
Santa Fe South Schools is a tuition-free, public charter school that has served students in grades Pre-Kindergarten through 12th grade since 2001. Santa Fe South has 12 site locations across South Oklahoma City, and students from anywhere in the state are eligible to apply regardless of what school they are zoned to attend based on their ZIP code.
- Enrollment at Santa Fe South is based on a blind, random lottery that opens in March of each year for the upcoming school year. Families may begin to apply online for a seat by submitting an application for our enrollment lottery.
- Our enrollment lottery is held on the 15th of each month or the first academic day after the 15th, beginning March 15th through July 15th.
- Please refer to the Lottery Timeline dropdown section for additional dates.
- If applying for the current school year, please visit the Santa Fe South Administration Office located at 7000 Crossroads Blvd, Suite 400, Oklahoma City, OK 73149
- Applicants are not carried forward from the previous year. Each new applicant must submit an application each year.
- Pre-K students must be 4 years old by September 1st of the current year.
- When applying online, please create an online account on our application platform using an email address that you have consistent access to, as all communication regarding application/registration will be via the email address provided in the application.
- You will need the following documents to complete your application:
- Student’s Birth Certificate
- Student’s Shot/Immunization Records
- Proof of Residency - this could include gas, electric, water, or a mortgage/rent contract. If bills are paid under someone else’s name, please provide a letter/note from the person the bill’s name is under stating the applying family lives at the address.
- 10th-12th grade applicants only: Please submit a transcript from the previous school(s) attended.
- To request a transfer between Santa Fe South Schools, please complete the "Intra-District Transfer Request" on your Parent Portal.
- If you need assistance, please call (405) 601-5440 or visit us at Santa Fe South Administration Building at 7000 Plaza Mayor Blvd, Suite 400
- Hours: 9:00am – 3:00pm
2024-25 School Year Lottery Application Timeline
January 2 Applications available online and can be accessed from the District Website
January 2 Intra-District Transfer Requests open
January 12 Registration open for all current students
February 28 Deadline for current students to complete registration for upcoming school year
March 6 Intra-District Transfer Requests closed
March 12 Lottery Applications close at midnight for 1st Lottery
March 15 1st Lottery, parents of seated students notified
March 16 Lottery Applications open at midnight for 2nd Lottery
March 31 Registration due for 1st Lottery Seated Students
April 10 Lottery Applications close at midnight for 2nd Lottery
April 15 2nd Lottery, parents of seated students notified
April 16 Lottery Applications open at midnight for 3rd Lottery
April 30 Registration due for 2nd Lottery Seated Students
May 12 Lottery Applications close at midnight for 3rd Lottery
May 15 3rd Lottery, parents of seated students notified
May 16 Lottery Applications open at midnight for 4th Lottery
May 31 Registration due for 3rd Lottery Seated Students
June 12 Lottery Applications close at midnight for 4th Lottery
June 17 4th Lottery; parents of seated students notified (Please complete registration at the SFS District Administration Building)
June 18 Lottery Applications open at midnight for Final Lottery
July 10 Lottery Applications close at midnight for Final Lottery
July 15 Final Lottery; parents of seated students notified (Please complete registration at the SFS District Administration Building)
July 16 Lottery Applications open at midnight
After July 16th, additional enrollment lotteries will be held only as needed to fill vacant seats.
SFS Alpha is a credit recovery program through our traditional high school, SFS High School. Located on its own distinct campus, SFS Alpha aims to serve students who have fallen behind in their high school credits, are at risk of dropping out, or who are returning in pursuit of a high school diploma. SFS Alpha students are able to attend classes in half-day units in a smaller, intentional environment that is aimed at their resilience and success. For more information, please visit the Santa Fe South Alpha page.
Named the #3 Overall High School and #1 Charter School High School in Oklahoma, SFS Pathways Middle College is a concurrent enrollment/early college high school that allows students the opportunity to earn up to an Associates Degree from Oklahoma City Community College while simultaneously earning their high school diploma. SFS Pathways students often earn their Associates Degree before they graduate with their high school diplomas.
- Students attend classes at the SFS Pathways campus located on the OCCC campus and can begin college coursework as early as the summer following their Sophomore year.
- SFS Pathways students routinely complete a full year of college credit prior to their high school graduation and often earn enough to complete their Associates Degree in this same time frame. These credits are often transferred to 4-year colleges and universities across the country.
- SFS Pathways students are able to participate in a robust selection of extracurricular activities such as athletics, the arts, and community service opportunities
- Please note that SFS Pathways students observe a different academic calendar that aligns with OCCC’s calendar. SFS Pathways students also have a distinct uniform policy and graduation requirements.
- Students interested in applying to SFS Pathways apply through the same application process as all other prospective students. For more information on application process, please visit our Admissions page section or contact the SFS Pathways Middle College Admissions Team
- Charter Schools are governed by independent or “sovereign” board of governors who are not publicly elected as in traditional public schools.
- Because students are allowed to attend a charter school from anywhere in Oklahoma (not only the school they are “zoned” to attend based on the ZIP code of their home’s location), charter schools do not receive funds for school buildings and facilities from local taxpayer dollars.
- Charter schools are usually smaller in size than traditional public school districts, allowing for the ability to provide a “small school” atmosphere, be creative in pursuing best practices in education, and to pivot quickly when changes are required.