Districts that have school choice programs collect applications for admission into their schools. The desired outcome of these admissions processes is to determine which applicants will attend the schools to which they applied. This is decided by conducting a lottery, where each applicant is rated objectively based on pre-determined and transparent criteria (priority levels). The ratings are then randomized within the priority level tiers and ordered based on priority levels and randomization. This results in some students being offered seats while others are waitlisted.
The lottery results then must be communicated to the parents so that they are kept informed and can take action if necessary. If a seat is awarded or offered, the parent must accept that seat to solidify the student’s placement.
Use the various features across the School Choice workspace sections to:
- Import submission records.
- Run the lottery.
- Manage seating assignments.
- Manage seat acceptance deadlines.
- Communicate and transfer the lottery results.