Lottery

Notice (9/14/2018):  On Friday, September 21st at 4 pm IACS will hold an additional lottery for 9th grade.  Only 9th applications received after the March 2018 lottery will be entered.   Applicants with questions or who would like to attend the lottery should contact Kathleen Feeney directly by email (kfeeney@innovationcharter.org ) or phone (978.649.0432 x 2218).  

 

Before the March lottery occurs, applicants will receive an ID number in their email. Data from the lottery will appear here, showing the results of the lottery by ID number so that families can look up their results once the lottery has occurred.

Families will see three items: an ID number (the anonymous, unique identifier for their student), a lottery number (the random number they picked in the digital lottery), and then, finally, their status (either “accepted” or “waitlisted” with a waitlist number).

How are the waitlist numbers determined?

The waitlist numbers are based on your lottery number, with the following additional considerations:

  • Preference is given to siblings of currently enrolled students.
  • Preference is given to students in our region

So, for example, as in the example table below, a student with enrolled siblings at IACS will be higher on the waitlist than one without, regardless of lottery number, and similarly, a student from within our region will be higher than one outside the region regardless of number.

ID NUMBER Lottery Number In region? Sibling? Waitlist Number
001.MAR 3 Yes No 3
002.MAR 2 Yes No 2
003.MAR 4 Yes No 4
004.MAR 1 No No 5
005.MAR 5 Yes Yes 1

In this case, even though student with the ID 004.MAR drew number “1” out of the lottery, they are behind the other students on the waitlist because they are not in region. Similarly, student ID 005.MAR is in front because they are a sibling.

March 2018 Lottery: 

The current waitlist data from the March 2018 lottery (for the 2018-2019 school year) is below.

March 2019 Lottery:

When the 2019 lottery happens, the data will appear here: