Admissions Timeline

Step 1: Attend Information Sessions/Tours at Schools

(not required, but recommended)

  • Monday, September 9
  • Wednesday, October 16
  • Monday, November 4 
  • Friday, February 21 (Parents can visit schools after being accepted)*

*Choose Hamilton Open Houses scheduled for February 21 will be rescheduled at a later date.
For rescheduled Open House information, click here. 

Step 2: Complete Online Lottery Application

The application period is now closed.

Application window: November 22, 2019 through January 31, 2020

Lottery to run on February 10, 2020

Questions regarding school choice can be emailed to 

Step 3: Notification of Acceptance

  • Notifications sent out by February 15, 2020
  • Parent respond by March 1, 2020 to indicate whether they accept the spot (or choose which spot they want if offered more than one.

Step 4: Parents Secure Spot by Attending School-Designated Event

Parents must attend the School Choice event to secure their spot (Dates & times to be announced but will complete by end of March, 2020)

There are several categories of schools students are eligible to apply for outside of their zoned school.  They are as follows:

Magnet Schools

Future Ready Institutes

** Students enrolled in these institutes will be enrolled ½ day at an off campus location.


Check out these one-page school/program snapshots: