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Application & Tour Information

Application & Tour Info

Tour Information

The best way to learn more about our school is to come and see us in action! Tours are held from November - January each year. The tour dates for 2019-2020 are as follows:

November 6 & 14

December 3 & 17

January 9, 15, 16, 28, 29, & 30

Register for a tour at www.tinyurl.com/SREtour2019. Our tours begin at 9:30 am. Please plan to arrive 5-10 minutes prior to the start of the tour in order to sign in on our computerized visitor management software. Tours typically last approximately 45 minutes to 1 hour and include information about our school, the DPS magnet lottery process, and of course seeing the building and classrooms. Children are welcome to attend our tours!  Please note, if DPS is closed due to inclement weather, any scheduled tours will be cancelled. 

How do I Apply?

Sandy Ridge is a visual and performing arts magnet school. Students are eligible to enroll in grades K-5 only after completing an application to enter the lottery (a random selection process that allows families to register their magnet choices) and then being selected in the lottery. The magnet application period for admission for the 2020-21 academic year will be January 6-31, 2020. Tours are held November-January each year. To register for a tour, please go to https://tinyurl.com/SREtour2019

Students enrolled in PreK at Sandy Ridge and siblings of currently enrolled students are NOT guaranteed admission and must also be admitted through the lottery system.
 
If your child is currently enrolled in Kindergarten through 4th grade at Sandy Ridge, he or she has continued enrollment through 5th grade as long as you reside in Durham County and do not enroll them in any other school. 
 
Complete your magnet application HERE. (Valid through January 31, 5pm)
 
For more information on our PreK Program, go to https://www.dpsnc.net/pre-k.
 

Lottery Timeline

  • Application Period – The magnet application period for admission in August 2020 is January 6-31, 2020.
  • Lottery notification results will be posted in March 2020 on the SmartChoice Dashboard of the parent's online account.
  • Applicants who are selected through the lottery must complete all registration requirements (proof of residency, etc.)

Sandy Ridge Lottery Preferences 

  • Applicants who are domiciled in the priority zone will receive first consideration for assignment.
  • Applicants who are domiciled in the attendance zones of the priority schools (Easley, Eno Valley, Glenn, Hillandale, Holt, Little River and Mangum) will receive second consideration for assignment.
  • Applicants who are domiciled outside the attendance zones of the priority schools will receive third consideration for assignment.

 **Siblings attending priority 

Only applicants who are domiciled in the attendance zones of the priority schools (Easley, Eno Valley, Glenn, Hillandale, Holt, Little River and Mangum) will receive transportation services.

Questions? Contact Carolyn Allen, Magnet Coordinator carolyn.allen@dpsnc.net (919) 560-2695 ext. 69057.