When the Open Enrollment period ends, we compare the number of applications we received to the number of available seats in each grade level.
If more seats are available than applicants, we accept all eligible children who applied during Open Enrollment.
If we have fewer seats available than applicants, a lottery will take place to determine which students get a seat and which students are placed on the waiting list. Preferences vary by school and will be granted accordingly during the lottery process.
Children who apply after Open Enrollment closes are processed in the order their applications are received and are placed on the appropriate list - accepted or waiting list.
If your child is on the waiting list, don’t be discouraged! Often, seats open up throughout the summer. We will continue to send you school information if your child is on the waiting list.
We want to accommodate families with more than one eligible child, so we give preference to siblings of children who are already enrolled in the school. The eligible sibling will be given the first available seat, or placed on the waiting list with sibling preference, over children who have no enrolled siblings. At our schools in all states, except North Carolina and Ohio, we also grant preference to children whose sibling has been offered a seat to the school (accepted).
Children who share at least one common parent or legal guardian and live in the same household at least 50% of the time are eligible for sibling preference.
If accepted, we will send you a package containing forms that will need to be completed by a certain date. Many of these forms are available online.
Important paperwork needed to enroll:
Additional paperwork may also be requested, depending on the school in which your child has been accepted. This paperwork can include: