California law requires all students to have up to date immunizations before entering any public/private school or have a medical waiver from a physician through CAIR ME on file with the school. Since January 1, 2016 personal belief exemptions for currently required vaccines are no longer valid in California (SB 277 (Pan, 2015)). Immunizations are not required for home-based private schools or independent study programs without classrom-based instruction. Personal belief exemptions FAQs. CDPH Immunization Exemption FAQs.

Students who do not have complete immunizations will not be permitted to attend school until legally acceptable records of immunizations are received and the student is deemed compliant with required immunizations or a valid exempted status through CAIR ME is provided. Nevada City School of the Arts has a strict "NO SHOTS/NO SCHOOL" policy in accordance with California state law (HSC § 120325 - 120480).

To learn more about the law or required immunizations for TK through grade 12, click: Guide to Immunizations Required for School Entry. If your child is missing a required immunization for school entry, please contact your child's health care provider. Immunizations are also be available at:

  • Nevada County Public Health Immunization Clinic, 2nd and 4th Thursdays monthly, 1 to 4 p.m. Public Health Department, 500 Crown Point Circle, Suite 110, Grass Valley, CA 95945
  • 530-265-7049, call for appointment

California Department of Public Health immunization Guidelines can be found here.


Effective January 1, 2024, Assembly Bill No. 659, the Cancer Prevention Act, requires that schools notify parents or guardians of students receiving admission or advancing to the 6th grade level about human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine recommendations. Click here for an informative letter from Nevada City School of the Arts about HPV.