Application to E.L. Haynes is by lottery and enrollment is ongoing. The 2013-2014 lottery was held on March 22, 2013. We will continue to receive applications for 2013-2014 and will add new applications to the waitlist in the order in which they were received.
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Below are frequently asked questions about the lottery process and how to apply.
Why is E.L. Haynes holding a lottery?
In accordance with DC charter school law, all DC Public Charter Schools must hold a random public lottery to select new students if the total number of applicants for any grade level exceeds the number of spaces available. E.L. Haynes holds a public lottery each year.
Who is eligible to participate in the lottery?
Any student who is a resident of the District of Columbia is eligible to apply for enrollment in a DC Public Charter School regardless of race, home language or disability.
How does the lottery work?
Applications are accepted up to the day prior to the lottery each year. During the lottery, numbers assigned to each application are drawn in random order to fill the available spaces for each grade. Numbers assigned to the remainder of applications exceeding available spaces are placed on the school's waitlist in the order they are drawn.
Is there preference for sibling applicants?
Yes. The sibling lottery may create a sibling waitlist if there are no spaces available in a specific grade. Once the sibling waitlist is exhausted, students on the regular (non-sibling) waitlist are invited to enroll. If a waitlist applicant who is offered admission has a sibling who has also applied to E.L. Haynes, that sibling will be moved to the sibling waitlist if the initial offered space is accepted.
What happens after the lottery?
E.L. Haynes will send notices by US Postal Mail notifying all families of their admission and/or placement on the waitlist. When offered a spot, families will receive an offer letter and a commitment form. Your child's enrollment is only complete when all of the registration materials have been received and DC residency confirmed by posted deadlines. Missing a deadline may result in your child losing his/her spot.