In the event the Charter School receives applications exceeding the maximum cap prior to the close of the admissions deadline, it shall determine which students shall enroll in the following manner:
All siblings of students enrolled at and attending the Charter School at the time of the lottery shall be admitted, prior to the lottery.
Staff Children Preference
All staff children (not to exceed greater than 5%) shall be admitted, prior to the lottery.
Applicants whose parents/guardians provide written verification they are eligible for Free and Reduced Lunch under that program guidelines shall be designated Free and Reduced Eligible.
In District Preference
Applicants whose address fall in the local schools district boundaries, shall be designated In District Eligible.
All Other Applicants Preference
All other applicants will be designated All Other Eligible.
The Charter School shall employ the following lottery procedure to determine admission to the school in the event that the number of applicants exceeds the number of available slots:
1. Free and Reduced Eligible
2. District Resident
3. All other applicants
In the event that there are applicants remaining after the conduct of the lottery, those applicants not admitted to the school shall be placed on the waitlist in the order their names were drawn. To the extent that openings occur at the Charter School during the school year for which the lottery is conducted, applicants shall be offered admission in the order in which they appear on the waitlist. At no point will the waitlist carry over from year to year.
How does the Lottery work?
When the Lottery is run on April 11, 2020, at 8:00 AM, the lottery is run by grade level starting with 8th grade and finishing with Kinder. Applicants are randomly sorted in each grade level, in order of preference, starting with sibling preference, staff children, free and reduced lunch, in district and all other preference. All preferences are validated via proof of documentation by the Lottery Coordinator.
Example: If there are 200 applicants for Kindergarten and there are only 60 available slots, Schoolmint will randomly sort all 200 student names and the first 60 by preference will be offered a seat. The remaining 140 students will make up the waiting list, in the order in which they were randomly sorted by preference.
Who has to apply for the 2020/2021 Lottery? (If you have an incoming sibling or employee kinder they will need to be placed in a lottery as well)
What is FRL (Free and Reduced Lunch) preference?
How to Qualify for FRL?
What happens if documents for FRL preference are not provided by April 8th, 2020?
LOTTERY & ENROLLMENT FAQ
If your child is accepted into Gilroy Prep School, you will be notified by email or text after the lottery is held. If you are not accepted into Gilroy Prep, you will need to check our online application platform to confirm your spot on the waitlist.
Navigator Schools offers the following preferences in order of priority:
HOW DOES THE SIBLING PREFERENCE WORK?
Siblings of current students are identified and placed on the class roster before the Lottery takes place.
HOW DOES THE STAFF CHILDREN PREFERENCE WORK?
Staff children are identified and placed on the class roster before the lottery takes place.
HOW DOES THE FRL PREFERENCE WORK?
Applicants whose parents/guardians provide written verification that they are eligible for Free and Reduced Lunch under that program guidelines shall be designated Free and Reduced Eligible.
When siblings, staff children, and FRL apply to a Navigator School and one child is accepted, the other child is automatically moved to the top of their respective waitlist.
DOES MY CHILD’S SPOT ON THE WAITLIST CARRY OVER TO NEXT YEAR?
No. We are legally required to hold a lottery every April to determine who gets access to the available seats for the following school year.
We work very hard to afford families opportunities to learn about Navigator Schools. We have had a very long waitlist every year, and we feel that it is respectful to the families on the waitlist for us to ask families to decide whether they want to accept the seat or no. We give families up to 24 hours from being contact via phone or voice message to accept the seat and up to 5 business days from accepting the seat to turn in all required information.
Every year, we ask Navigator Schools families if they intend for their child to return to our school. We also ask families if our students have any siblings who will be applying for the following school year. After families indicate their plans, we count how many available seats are left over and use the lottery to fill those seats.
When your family declines an offered position, the child loses the position on the waiting list. You will need to re-apply by submitting another application during the open enrollment period. They will be placed at the bottom of the waitlist.
Yes, you can. Filling out and returning an enrollment form does not commit you to a decision. As at any public school, you are entitled to withdraw your child at any time. You should be aware that once you withdraw or say "no" (to an offered space) you will be automatically dropped/withdrawn from the attendance or school waitlist and the school will offer the spot to the next waiting family.
Your child must turn 5 years of age prior to September 1 to be age eligible for kindergarten.
No, you have to wait until your child is old enough to enter school to fill out an application. The system will just reject your application and you will have to reapply when the right time comes up.