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2024-25 School Application & Magnet Lottery Timeline

Federal mandate requires Magnet schools to process applications through a random lottery.  The lottery system allows for equitable opportunities to enroll in schools giving weighted priorities for socioeconomic status, current sibling attendees, parent employees and Magnet theme articulation. 
Apply for any school by
Placement Notification
Magnet Schools
April 5 April 19 Main Round Lottery
May 3 May 17 Late Round Lottery
May 4 - July 8 Within 10 days starting after May 18 Placements determined on a first come, first served basis.

* This is the last date for current students to apply to change schools. After July 8, in-district transfer request may be submitted using the In-District Transfer Form. Please note: only schools/grades with open seats will appear on the in-district transfer application.

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Here's what you'll need to enroll.

Enrollment Checklist


  • Birth Certificate (original)
  • Immunization Record
  • Verification of Address (must be current, only 1 required):
    • Utility Bill (water, electric, waste, etc.) with service address listed
    • Lease Agreement
    • Rent Receipt (signed with property address)
    • Mortgage Statement
    • Cable Bill with service address listed
    • Internet Bill with service address listed
  • Proof of Residency Affidavit
  • Parent/Guardian Identification
  • Guardianship Documentation
  • Choice Form
  • IEP
  • Custody Documents
  • Suitable Home Form
  • Transcript (7-12) and Exit Grades from previous school

Please Note: Missing documentation may delay the enrollment of your student

11,500 Enrollment by 2025
85% Graduation Rate by 2025
90% Attendance by 2025