I am writing to clarify any confusion around the lottery process for Corbett School and Corbett Charter School. Corbett Charter School held their lottery for the 2013-2014 school year. If you were admitted to Corbett Charter School or are on the wait list for Corbett Charter School you have been notified. The lottery process for Corbett School is a separate process and you must apply to the Corbett School lottery process to be entered into that lottery process for Corbett School in 2013-2014.
District Standards for Admitting Non-Resident Students to Corbett School District Via HB 3681
Corbett School District will be accepting out of district transfers students commensurate with HB 3681. Corbett School District will not deny consent for a student to enter the district via HB 3681 or give priority for admission based on race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, ethnicity, national origin, disability, terms of an individualized education program, income level, proficiency in the English language or athletic ability. Applicants may apply starting March 1st on the district web site. Applications will be accepted until April 1st at 12:01 AM. A lottery, should it be needed, will take place after the close of the application process. The district will create an ordered list of applicant names based on the fair and equitable lottery process. Applicants who are selected to attend Corbett School District via the lottery process will have 5 days from the date of notification to confirm their intention to attend Corbett School District during the 2013-2014 school year. If confirmation is not received within those 5 days their space will be forfeit and the next person on the list will be notified that they have been admitted to the Corbett School District.
Corbett will be admitting the following numbers of students in the following grade levels.
Grade Number of Students Accepted
If more students apply for admission in any grade level than there is space, the district will hold a fair and equitable lottery for each grade level; lotteries will start with Kindergarten and progress up through the grade levels. Within each grade level, lottery priority will be given according to the following criteria and in this order:
- Resident district students always have priority in any lottery process.
- Students on inter-district transfers (transfer students) attending a district school. (This includes students granted transfer status through C.B.A.s)
- Other non-residents students currently attending a district school via some other means such as through a charter school.
- All other students.
Within each of the four categories listed above students with siblings already admitted to the district will be given priority over other students in the same category who do not have a sibling admitted into the district. The following examples illustrate this process:
Example 1: Corbett school district has space for 10 students in a first grade program. Three resident district students, two current inter-district transfer students, four students who currently attend school at a charter school in the district, and 15 out of district students apply. In this scenario the 3 resident district students, two inter-district transfer students and four current charter school students are automatically admitted to the first grade program. The remaining 15 out of district applicants will compete, via a lottery, for the remaining spot
Of the 15 out of district applicants three have siblings already admitted to the district. Only, these three students will have their names entered into the lottery. One student’s name will be drawn and they will be awarded the spot.
Example 2: Corbett School District announces it has space for one 5th grade student in a program. One district resident student applies, one inter-district transfer student applies, and one current charter student applies. The inter-district transfer student has a sibling in 3rd grade who has been admitted to the district and believes they should have priority over the in district resident student due to the sibling rule. What is the answer? No! A resident district student always has priority in any lottery over any out of district student. Additionally, the sibling rule only applies within each category it does not give a lower category preference over a higher category.