The Enrollment and Administrative Services Team (EAST) serves to recruit, enroll, and retain students at Lincoln Preparatory School. We manage and organize the processes involved with ensuring that our students and their parents are guided through the enrollment process.
Some of the services provided by our team include:
Enrollment of New Students
Admission and enrollment of students shall be open to any person who is eligible for admission based on lawful criteria identified in the school’s charter (e.g., qualifying residency). The total number of students enrolled in the school shall not exceed the number of students approved in the school’s charter or subsequent amendments. Applications for admission shall be due by a reasonable deadline to be set each year by the school—i.e., the close of the “open-enrollment period.”
Lottery. The following students are exempt from the lottery and shall be automatically offered admission to the School:
If the number of eligible applicants does not exceed the number of vacancies, then all eligible applicants who have applied during the designated open‐enrollment period will be offered admission. If there are more eligible applicants than available spaces in a class/grade/school, then a lottery will be conducted at a time set by the school each year. A name (or number assigned to a name) will be drawn for each vacancy that exists, and each applicant whose name (or number) is drawn will be offered admission. The remaining names will then be drawn and placed on a waiting list in the order in which they were drawn.
Notification of admission will be made by telephone or e‐mail. Failure of a parent to respond within 48 hours of the date of the telephone call or e‐mail will forfeit his or her position in the lottery. Parents should call the school immediately upon receipt of the notice in order to preserve their student’s position in the lottery. If a vacancy arises before the commencement of the school year, the individual on the waiting list for the current year with the lowest number assignment will be offered admission and then removed from the waiting list. If an application is received after the open‐enrollment period has passed, the applicant’s name will be added to the waiting list behind the names of the eligible applicants who timely applied.
Exceptions. Federal guidelines permit the school to be exempt from the lottery process for students who are already admitted under the charter, siblings of students already admitted under the charter, and children of the charter’s founders, teachers, and staff.