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.
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 rescinde 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.