Lottery Process

Open Enrollment

Open Enrollment Applications Due: January 1-March 31, 2023 

How the Lottery Process Works

REACH Leadership STEAM Academy holds a public lottery to determine applicant acceptance in all grades wherein more Student Lottery and Pre-Enrollment Forms are received than seats available.

We will be holding a lottery for TK through 4th grade on Tuesday, April 18 on Zoom. The event will live-streamed on Facebook at 5 PM. All applicants who applied between January 1 and March 31, are eligible to participate. Lottery information will be sent out to the participants on April 12.

After Open Enrollment closes on March 31, 2023, all applicants who have completed a Student Lottery and Pre-Enrollment Form (and optional-- provided proof of residency) will receive information about the upcoming lottery.

For families with multiple siblings: If one sibling is accepted through the lottery process the 2nd sibling will be given priority. If space is available in the 2nd sibling's grade, they will be admitted. If no space is available they will be moved to the top of the waiting list. 

All applicants who are accepted will receive notification via email, text, and voice notification. Registration and additional online forms must be completed by the due date. Birth certificates, immunization records, and parent ID must be submitted in person. (It is recommended that parents make an appointment to submit these documents.)

Paper registration packets will also be available in the office Monday-Friday 8 AM to 3:45 PM for individual students who are accepted into the program. If an in-person lottery is held, registration packets will be available at the lottery for those applicants who are accepted.

All forms must be completed and additional documentation submitted by the deadline or your acceptance into REACH Leadership STEAM Academy will be forfeited.

Lottery results will be published online within 24 hours of the lottery.

Admission Preference

REACH Leadership Academy gives a preference in admissions to pupils who are currently enrolled in Highland Elementary or to pupils who reside in the Highland ES attendance area.

Those applicants who provide proof of residency within RUSD boundary will receive a 2nd lottery number. All applicants in the Highland ES attendance area will receive a 3rd lottery number.