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Lottery & Waitlist

The Academy of Alameda Elementary and Middle Schools shall admit all students who wish to attend; however, if the number of pupils who wish to attend The Academy exceeds the school’s capacity, admission, except for existing pupils of The Academy, shall be determined by a public random drawing (lottery).

Families who submitted completed application forms prior to the application deadline will be notified regarding the date, time, and location of the lottery, and rules for the lottery process. The lottery will be held at the school site if the school facility can accommodate all interested parties. Parents and guardians do not have to be present at the lottery in order for their children to participate. The Academy of Alameda will maintain auditable records of the above activities.

PUBLIC RANDOM DRAWING

Students who are exempt from the lottery for Elementary and Middle School are:
  • Children currently attending The Academy of Alameda
  • Children of current Academy staff and board members (not to exceed 10% of The Academy’s Enrollment)

ELEMENTARY SCHOOL PUBLIC RANDOM DRAWING
In accordance with Education Code Section 47605(d)(2)(B), admission preferences in the case of a lottery shall be given to the following students in the following order below: 
  1. Siblings of existing students of The Academy of Alameda Elementary School and Middle School
  2. Residents of the Alameda Unified School District
  3. All other students

MIDDLE SCHOOL PUBLIC RANDOM DRAWING
In accordance with Education Code Section 47605(d)(2)(B), admission preferences in the case of a lottery shall be given to the following students in the following order below:
  1. Students who will matriculate from 5th grade at The Academy of Alameda Elementary School
  2. Siblings of students currently attending The Academy of Alameda Elementary School and The Academy of Alameda​
  3. Residents of the Alameda Unified School District
  4. All other students

Lottery Time: Thursday, March 11, 2021, at 10:00–11:00 am 

Webinar ID: 961 5601 1968

Waitlist

If there are more applicants than open enrollment spots, students will be placed on a waitlist after a public lottery is held. Waitlist preference shall be given to the following students in the following order below.

Waitlist Admissions Preferences in Order
  1. Siblings of *current students of The Academy of Alameda Elementary School and Middle School
  2. Residents of the Alameda Unified School District
  3. All other students
* Students admitted after the enrollment deadline (February 28, 2021) and all currently enrolled students.
 
For enrollment questions please email us at:
enrollment@aoaschool.org
Lottery Time: Thursday, March 11, 2021 at 10:00–11:00 am 

Webinar ID: 961 5601 1968