How to Enroll

Step 1. Schedule a virtual or in-person tour by clicking here


Step 2. Click here to complete the on-line application.


Payment Options for Charter School Students

1. Inform your child's EF/Teacher from your child's independent study charter school that you would like your child to take enrichment classes at The Lab.


2. Share this price list with your Independent Study Charter teacher.  They will issue a PO to pay for part or all of the tuition of your child's classes at the Lab.  If your child attends a charter we are not a vendor for, inform us and we will apply to become a vendor with them.    

Payment Options - Students under a Private School Affidavit (PSA)

Payment via direct deposit or Pay Pal.  Full payment is due at the start of each semester unless other arrangements have been made with Lab administration.   

Frequently Asked Questions

When do you accept applications for your classes?

Students may enroll in Lab classes at any time of the year depending on the space available.  


How much do your classes cost?


Click here for our current price list.

May I apply instructional funds from my child's charter to pay for Lab classes?

Yes, if we are an approved vendor for your charter school, you can request to apply instructional funds to our fees.  If you chose to do this, you will need to request that your EF or Supervising Teacher submit a PO for the semester or courses you plan to attend.   We must receive a PO from your charter before your child can begin classes.

Do you offer sliding scale options or scholarships?

Yes, we provide a limited number of need-based scholarships and sliding scale options for students who are not enrolled in an NCB charter and who qualify for financial assistance.  Email for more information.

What happens if we decide to leave before the end of the semester?

We require 30-days written notice to dis-enroll before the end of the semester.  Email to notify of your intent to disenroll.

I'm new to homeschooling.  Can you help me find out how to enroll my child in a homeschool charter?

We would be happy to help you connect with families in the homeschooling community who can share their experiences with different independent study charters as well as PSA options.  Just ask. Submit a request to us using the "contact us" button on this website.

How do I apply for a Private School Affidavit (PSA) in California?

For more information on how to establish a PSA go to   Or