River Islands Academies
2023-2024 School Year
If you are interested in having your child’s name entered in a lottery for openings for the 2023-2024 school year, please apply to the lottery during the application window of February 6th - February 24th. It does not matter if you apply to the lottery on February 6th, February 15th, or February 19th; all names submitted during this window will be placed in the lottery on February 28, 2023, for grades where spaces are available.
NOTE: In following our lottery preferences within our charters, we do not anticipate that there will be any space for new students who do not reside within the Banta Unified School District boundaries (River Islands is within BUSD).
All residents of the Banta Unified School District (River Islands is within BUSD) along with applicants from outside BUSD, must fill out the Lottery/Request for Application Form. The Lottery/Request for Application Form will be available on the school website February 6th - February 24th.
Please submit your child’s name one time only.
Kindergarten children must be 5 years old, on or before, September 1, 2023
TK children must turn 5 years old between September 2, 2023 and April 2, 2024
Information regarding specific grade level available spaces will be posted on the River Islands Academy website by Monday, February 27, 2023.
The public random lottery drawing will take place at EPIC Academy (2760 Penrose Ln. Lathrop, CA 95330) on February 28, 2023 at 10:00 AM. The public is invited to attend.
Lottery results will be posted on the website by March 3, 2023.
If a student is selected in the lottery, additional paperwork will be required before enrollment is confirmed.
When the February lottery has been completed for the projected seats available, the remaining names will be kept for future selection during the 2023-2024 school year with priority given to residents of the district, which includes River Islands.
If you are interested in learning more about our schools please call the office at
River Islands Technology Academy - 209-229-4700
STEAM Academy - 209-229-4736
EPIC Academy - 209- 717-6700
River Islands High School - 209-717-6715
Admission preferences in the case of a public random drawing shall be as follows:
All students who are attending a charter school operated by River Islands Academies
Children of River Islands Academies teachers, staff, and founders identified in the charter (not to exceed 10% of enrollment)
Residents of the District who have siblings admitted to or attending a River Islands Academies Charter School.
Residents of the District
Non-Residents of the District who have siblings admitted to or attending a River Islands Academies School
All other students
NOTE: Residents of the District refers to students who reside in Banta Unified School District (BUSD) River Islands Development resides within the boundaries of BUSD.
The 2023-2024 Lottery Application Window has Closed
River Islands Academies
March 1, 2023
The public lottery was scheduled for 10:00 AM on Tuesday, February 28th.
Due to the preferences in our Charter, all BUSD/River Islands Residents that applied are eligible to complete an enrollment packet for the 2023-2024 school year. A registration link will be sent via email to the email address provided on the lottery survey on March 17th, 2023. All students selected in the lottery will be required to provide additional paperwork before enrollment is confirmed.
No additional names were pulled for any TK-10th grade. The remaining names will be kept for future selection during the 2023-2024 school year if spaces become available following the preferences in the Charter.