Enrollment Lottery

Thursday, March 2, 2017 @ 5:00 P.M at the LdVCS Multipurpose Room



Should Leonardo da Vinci Health Sciences Charter School receive a number of intent-to-enroll applications from potential students exceeding the number of spaces available within the school, the school will conduct a random public lottery complying with all State and Federal laws, designed to maintain a diverse student population, using the following rules and procedures, which will be communicated to all interested parties at least 30 days prior to holding the lottery. The lottery will take place within 30 days of closing the open enrollment period, which will be a minimum of 45 days long. Intent-to-enroll applications for the following school year will be accepted at the beginning of January.


The lottery will take place on the Leonardo da Vinci Health Sciences Charter School's campus in a facility large enough to allow all interested parties to observe the drawing, or at another public venue near the school large enough to accommodate all interested parties.

The lottery will take place on a weekday evening or other time when most interested parties who wish to attend may do so.

All interested parties will know, prior to the holding of the lottery, how many openings are available in the school and in the different grades served by the school.

Prior to filing an application, the prospective student with a parent/guardian is encouraged to attend an orientation and furthermore, both students and parents must sign an agreement stating that, if drawn, they are choosing to come to the school of their own free will.

Preferences will be extended to potential students in the following order:


  1. Children of the Charter School employees;
  2. Siblings of students who have their names drawn during the lottery shall receive a guarantee of admission unless the sibling is to enroll in a grade that has all of its spaces already filled in the drawing, in which case the sibling would be put on the waiting list for admission to that grade ahead of all others on the waiting list for that grade;
  3. All others in District.


The lottery shall draw names from pools of ballots differentiated by grade level.

Beginning with the lowest grade, the ballots shall be drawn by a representative of the outside agency or organization confirming the results of the lottery.

The drawing shall continue until all names for that grade level are drawn.

Those individuals whose names are drawn after all spaces have been filled will be placed on the waiting list in the order drawn, except if the preferences described above require otherwise.

Potential students on the waiting list shall provide contact information to be used in the event space becomes available. Families promoted off of the waiting list shall be informed by phone, email, and/or in writing and shall have seven (7) days from the date of notification to complete a registration packet. The Charter School shall attempt on at least two separate occasions to contact the parents/guardians of promoted students by telephone. Those families not responding within the 7-day period will forfeit their right to enroll their student in the school for that school year.