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Admissions Lottery

Lottery for 2024-25 School Year will be held on March 15, 2024. Applicants must complete an application in SchoolMint in order to participate in the Lottery. 

Should e³ Civic High receive more applications from potential students than can be admitted to the 9th-grade class, enrollment will be determined by a random electronic (“Lottery”). e³ Civic High will enlist the services of a 3rd party outside agency to monitor and verify the fair execution of all activities related to holding the Lottery using the following rules and procedures, which will be communicated to all interested parties at least thirty (30) days prior to holding the lottery.   The school shall keep on record copies of that confirmation.

Lottery Process

The lottery will take place within thirty (30) days of closing the open enrollment period which will be at least ninety (90) days long.

All interested parties will be informed via email, prior to the holding of the lottery, of the total number of openings available at e³Civic High, and the number of openings for each grade served by e³ Civic High. If the lottery date requires a change, all families who have expressed an interest will be notified via email. 

In accordance with federal non-regulatory guidance, as outlined in Appendix J of the Public Charter Schools Grant Program Request for Application, the lottery will be conducted as a single public lottery with all applicants receiving equal weight and an equal chance of selection.

Lottery Exemptions and Preferences

Exemptions and preferences will be offered in the following categories in accordance with reconciliation of state and federal laws as outlined in Appendix J: Matrix of Exemptions and Preferences in the Public Random Drawing (Lottery):

  • Children of the Founding Development Team (defined as the small group of people responsible for the drafting of documents and for efforts which resulted in the petition being approved and are so listed in Appendix B) or full-time e³ Civic High faculty will be exempted from the lottery and automatically enrolled in e³, limited to no more than 10% of the student body.
  • Siblings of students already enrolled in e³ Civic High will be exempted from the lottery and automatically enrolled in e³ Civic High unless the sibling is to enroll in a grade that has all of its spaces already filled. Siblings of students who have their name(s) drawn during the lottery (i.e. both students are applying in the same year) will be exempted from the lottery and automatically enrolled in e³ Civic High unless the sibling is to enroll in a grade that has all of its spaces already filled.

Mid-Year Enrollment 

After the lottery is held and all waitlisted students have accepted or declined seats, a new waiting list will be started for admission to the upcoming school year.  The school maintains 4-grade level waiting lists (9th, 10th, 11th, and 12th-grade lists). Students will be placed on the waiting list according to the corresponding grade level.  

All scholars will be placed on the waiting list according to the date that they inquire and complete the e3 online application. If an offer is extended to the Student, an email will be sent to the email provided during the application process. Families have 72 hours to accept the seat before we move on to the next student on the list.  In addition, completed registration paperwork with requested documents must be submitted by 5/1/2024.  If the paperwork is not received by that date, we may rescind the offer and extend the seat to students on the “waiting list”. Please contact our admissions office at 619-546-0000 if you have any questions. 

Pursuant to California Education Code (EC) Section 47605(d)(4), we are required to notify you that: 

A charter school shall not discourage a pupil from enrolling or seeking to enroll in a charter school for any reason, including, but not limited to, academic performance of the pupil or because the pupil exhibits any of the following characteristics:  

Academically low-achieving 

Economically disadvantaged (determined by eligibility for any free or reduced-price meal program) 

English Learner 


Foster youth 



Neglected or delinquent 


Sexual orientation 

Pupils with disabilities  

A charter school shall not request a pupil's records or require the parent, guardian, or pupil to submit the pupil's records to the charter school before enrollment. 

A charter school shall not encourage a pupil currently attending the charter school to disenroll from the charter school or transfer to another school for any reason (except for suspension or expulsion). 

This notice shall be posted on a charter school's Internet website and a charter school will provide copies of this notice (1) when a parent, guardian, or pupil inquires about enrollment; (2) before conducting an enrollment lottery, and (3) before disenrollment of a pupil. 

If you believe this was done in error, please contact the school at (619) 546-0000.