Important Dates 2020

NPA Admission, Important Dates for Fall 2020

Northcoast Preparatory Academy (NPA) will hold pre-enrollment informational meetings for interested students and families in the sanctuary at the Arcata United Methodist Church, 1761 11th St. on the following days:

  • Middle school meeting for students entering grade 6 will be Monday, December 16, at 6:30pm.
  • High school meeting for students entering grade 9 will be Tuesday, December 17, at 6:30pm.

Application Deadline

Applications can be obtained online at or by calling the school at 825-1186. Applications must be turned in at our middle school office (285 Bayside Road, Arcata) or to the director’s box at the high school (Room 1, 1761 11th St.) by Monday, January 13 at 3:30pm. Applications received after that date and time will be added to our waitlist.


A public lottery to determine admission will be held on Thursday, January 16th at the Arcata United Methodist Church, 1761 11th Street, in room #2 at the following times:

  • Middle School Lottery for grade 6 will be at 4:00pm
  • High School Lottery for grade 9 will be at 4:30 pm.

It is not required that you be at the lottery to be accepted. You will be informed if your student is selected.

NPA Siblings –  Siblings of current or graduated NPA students will receive automatic admission to next years sixth or ninth grade classes if they so choose. If you have a sibling who would like to attend NPA next year, please request an application from  the Annex office (825-1186) or find it on our website ( Siblings must meet the application deadline of January 13, 2020, 3:30pm.