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 Special Programs Lottery and Interest List

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Maria ​​​Montessori (Pre-K-8)
Each year there is a Montessori lottery for students who will be 4-years-old on or before September 1st of that year. The lottery application period begins in January and ends in March. To apply for the lottery, legal guardians may bring their photo ID, their child's certified birth certificate, and proofs of address to the Welcome Center to complete the application. The legal guardian must also attend an open house held at the Montessori school building.

For those students older than 4-years-old or who missed the lottery deadline, a legal guardian may complete and interst form to have the student added to the interest list. Interest forms for children entering grades 1-8, will only be kept on file for one year. Parents who would like their child's name to remain on the interest list, need to complete a new interest form every year. Interest forms may now be submitted electronically. To submit a Montessori interest form for your child please CLICK HERE.

For more information on the Montessori program and entry criteria CLICK HERE.

To check status of the Pre-K through 8th grade Lottery/Interest lists, please click on the link below:

Two-Way Language Immersion at Barbour (K-8)​​

Each year there is a Two-Way Language Immersion lottery for students who will be 5-years-old on or before September 1st of that year. The lottery application period begins in January and ends in March. To apply for the lottery, legal guardians may bring their photo ID, their child's certified birth certificate, and proofs of address to the Welcome Center to complete the application. The student must pass an entrance exam. The legal guardian may choose if the child takes the test in English or in Spanish. The legal guardian must also attend an open house held at the Barbour school building.

For those students older than 5-years-old or who missed the lottery deadline, a legal guardian may complete and interst form to have the student added to the interest list. Interest forms will only be kept on file for one year. Parents who would like their child's name to remain on the interest list, need to complete a new interest form every year. Interest forms may now be submitted electronically. To submit a Two-Way Language Immersion interest form for your child please CLICK HERE

For more information on the Two-Way Language Immersion program and entry criteria CLICK HERE.

Each parent on the interest list will receive a letter in the mail indicating their child's unique identifier. A child's placement on the list can be viewed by clicking this link: ​

​Gifted Academy at Thurgood Marshall Elementary (grades 1-4) and Thurgood Marshall School (grades 5-8)

Entry to the Gifted Academy is determined by and entry assessment. For more information on the Gifted Academy and the entry criteria CLICK HERE.​

  • No waiting list for the current school year.

​S.T.E.A.M. Academy at Haskell Elementary School(K-5)

Each year there is a S.T.E.A.M. lottery for students who will be 5-years-old on or before September 1st of that year. The lottery application period begins in January and ends in March. To apply for the lottery, legal guardians may bring their photo ID, their child's certified birth certificate, and proofs of address to the Welcome Center to complete the application. The legal guardian must also attend an open house held at the Haskell school building.

For those students older than 5-years-old or who missed the lottery deadline, a legal guardian may complete and interst form to have the student added to the interest list. Interest forms will only be kept on file for one year. Parents who would like their child's name to remain on the interest list, need to complete a new interest form every year. Interest forms may now be submitted electronically. To submit a S.T.E.A.M. Academy interest form for your child please CLICK HERE. ​​

For more information on the S.T.E.M. Academy and entry criteria CLICK HERE.


CAPA - Creative and Performing Arts (grades 6 - 12)
In order to enter the CAPA program, students must audition in one of the four disciplines offered in the CAPA program. The CAPA teachers judging the auditions will base their selection on the artistic ability/abilities of the student. Students must submit an application and audition during the designated audition window. Details are available on the 
CAPA page.​​  

Entrance Criteria for Intra-District Transfer to EHS Special Programs
1. There must be ​greater than 5% seat availability in special programs in the entry level courses, Sign Language I and/or Introduction to Industrial Technology and/or Engineering I based on the total number of sections being offered.
2. Student may only transfer into Sign Language I and/or Introduction to Industrial Technology and/or Engineering I at the start of their freshman year.
3. A request for a special transfer must be submitted through the Welcome Center by May 31 prior to entering high school as a freshman.

Auburn JROTC
Please click here to access enrollment requirements, disenrollment and inter-district transfer requests information.

​​Industrial Technology at Jefferson High School
Entrance Criteria for Intra-District Transfer to JHS Industrial; Technology Program
1. There must be seat availability in special programs in the entry level courses, Introduction to Industrial Technology based on the total number of sections being offered.
2. Student may only transfer into the Industrial Technology Program at the start of their freshman year.
3. A request for a special transfer must be submitted through the Welcome​ Center by May 31 prior to entering high school as a freshman.

​Athletic Transfers
​To the extent the Athletic Director determine​s that the motive for a high school student's transfer into a special program is to participate in a particular sports program, the student shall not be eligible to participate in such sports program. An ineligibility determination may continue across school years and through the duration that the student does not reside in the zone.

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