The lottery process for magnet schools is divided into two phases:
- Phase 1: Student registrations completed during the regular enrollment window
- Phase 2: Student registrations received after the regular enrollment window
If more students apply than that school is able to serve, the District will assign students to the school on a random basis, taking into consideration the instructional capacity of the school, the requirements set by the Voluntary Integration Plan, and students who have a sibling attending the school and who will continue to attend the following year. While the lottery is in progress, students will be enrolled in their neighborhood school.
Students who do not receive a spot in their first-choice magnet school will be placed on a wait list for that school. A random, computerized process establishes these wait lists.