Lottery Notification Process and Timeline

  • Magnet CTE Pathways

    Lottery Notification Process and Timeline

      • March 1, 2020 - Lottery notification results will be e-mailed and posted on the Parent Dashboard of the parent/guardian SmartChoice Application Account at

      • APRIL 24, 2020 (5:00 pm) – The original deadline of March 20, 2020 has been extended until April 24, 2020 at 5:00 pm for the parent/guardian to accept or decline their student(s) lottery assignment. Lottery assignments not accepted by this deadline will be automatically marked as a declined seat. If an applicant accepts a lottery assignment, his/her name will be removed from all other lottery application waitlist(s). Declined seats are final and cannot be reclaimed.

      • Assigned applicants – Applicants who are offered a magnet or CTE Pathway lottery seat may decline their assignment and remain wait-listed for a possible later assignment to another school/program/pathway applied for.

      • Waitlisted applicants – If seats become available, applicants who are waitlisted will be assigned in the numbered order in which they are waitlisted. This process begins every two weeks from April 27st – June 30th for calendar magnet schools, and April 27th - July 31st for program magnet schools and CTE Pathways.

      • Exceptional Children’s Programs (ECP) - ECP may override lottery assignments for students whose IEP teams indicate the need for a separate/self-contained placement.