How does the Lottery work?

Each year, up to 15 Lottery seats will be made available district-wide, depending on space availability. Students must apply by February 1st (receipt date).  Families must also complete the online high school registration process and submit proof of residency by February 1st in order to be considered. 
If more students apply than there are seats available, a lottery will be conducted to select students; those not selected will be placed on a rank-ordered waitlist in case a selected student opts not to take the seat.  
If fewer students apply than there are seats, applicants will receive their seats, and the remaining seats will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis to late applicants up until September 30th of that year. After September 30th, those seats will no longer be available.  Students who have siblings already attending their choice school will receive preference in the lottery.  If we are still on a hybrid schedule in Fall 2021, late applications for available seats will not be considered after the master schedule is finalized (usually mid-August).