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How the KCPS Lottery Works

How the KCPS Lottery Works

*NOTE – The KCPS Lottery process is complete. Students applying to a Signature School or PreK class that does not currently have open seats will be placed on the waiting list in the order it was received.

All applications received between December 6, 2021, and February 15, 2022, for a Signature School or Neighborhood Pre-K Site were included in the KCPS Lottery if there were more applications than seats available.

This does not apply to students who are already enrolled in a KCPS Signature School as those students will automatically be placed in the next grade level unless they have been demitted.

Lottery Placement Factors

Below are criteria that factor into lottery placements and the points are given to each:

  • Current KCPS student (2 points)
  • Sibling currently enrolled at school of choice (2 points)
  • Sibling currently enrolled at other school in KCPS (1 point)
  • Current KCPS staff member that resides in the district (1 point)
  • Application Submitted by February 15th (10 points)

 Notification Dates

  • February 25, 2022 - Lottery results (seat offer or wait list notification) posted in the Infinite Campus Parent Portal.
  • March 14, 2022 – Deadline to accept a seat, offer and finalize placement for fall of 2022.
    • All families must login to IC Parent Portal and complete Step 2 of the School Choice process to accept a seat.
    • New families must complete the Online Registration after completing Step 2.

IMPORTANT CLARIFICATIONS:

1.ONLINE REGISTRATION IS ONLY FOR STUDENTS NEW TO KCPS, CURRENTLY ENROLLED KCPS STUDENTS DO NOT NEED TO DO ONLINE REGISTRATION, ONLY ACCEPT THE SEAT THROUGH SCHOOL CHOICE.

2.SEAT OFFER DOES NOT GUARANTEE PLACEMENT FOR FALL OF 2022. PLACEMENT IS NOT FINALIZED UNTIL THE SECOND STEP OF ONLINE REGISTRATION OR SCHOOL CHOICE IS COMPLETED AND APPROVED.