Optional & Magnet Lottery Wait List

2022-23 Elementary School Application Processing Timeline

Student Selection Process—
1st-Choice Applications
January 10, 2022–February 4, 2022
Student Selection Process—
2nd-Choice Applications
February 7, 2022–February 25, 2022
Elementary Cluster Assignments Begins March 18, 2022

2022-23 Middle and High School Application Processing Timeline

Student Selection Process—
1st-Choice Applications
January 10, 2022–February 25, 2022
Student Selection Process—
2nd-Choice Applications

February 28, 2022–April 1, 2022

Elementary Magnet Lottery Wait List

Magnet programs have a limited number of seats. When more applicants apply for a program than there are seats to accommodate them, a random lottery selection process is used to fill the available seats and create a wait list for the program. Placement on the wait list means your child was not selected for initial placement as a result of the lottery process.

Parents will receive a letter containing their child’s wait list number for first-choice applications the week of February 14, 2022, for elementary magnet schools and programs.

 The wait list status will be updated every Friday at 4:30 p.m. until the fifth day of the 2022-23 school year. 

The wait list number indicates your child’s position on the wait list. Your child’s wait list number will not change even though the number of students on the wait list may decrease as placements are offered.

The elementary wait list for the 2021-22 school year expired on the fifth day. Wait lists do not carry over from year to year.

The wait list is maintained for elementary magnet schools and programs that use a lottery for their applicant selection process. Wait lists are only maintained for elementary schools that currently have a wait list. 

The magnet application period for the 2022-23 school year is November 1, 2021–December 15, 2021. Any applications submitted after the deadline are considered late applications. Late magnet applications are not included in the wait list and will be reviewed based on building capacity and program need.

Middle and High School Magnet Lottery Wait List

Magnet programs have a limited number of seats. When more applicants apply for a program than there are seats to accommodate them, a random lottery selection process is used to fill the available seats and create a wait list for the program. Placement on the wait list means your child was not selected for initial placement as a result of the lottery process.

Parents will receive a letter containing their child’s wait list number for first-choice applications the week of March 14, 2022, for middle and high school magnet schools and programs that use a lottery for their applicant selection process. This will only include middle and high school traditional magnets and high school open enrollment programs. If the magnet schools use selection criteria and the student was rejected based on "program at capacity," the magnet school has until the first day of school to contact families to offer a seat.

 The wait list status will be updated every Friday at 4:30 p.m. until the fifth day of the 2022-23 school year. 

The wait list number indicates your child’s position on the wait list. Your child’s wait list number will not change even though the number of students on the wait list may decrease as placements are offered.

The middle and high school wait list for the 2021-22 school year expired on the fifth day of school. Wait lists do not carry over from year to year.

 Wait lists are only maintained for middle and high magnet programs that currently have a wait list. 

The magnet application period for the 2022-23 school year is November 1, 2021–December 15, 2021. Any applications submitted after the deadline are considered late applications. Late magnet applications are not included in the wait list and will be reviewed based on building capacity and program need.

For more information, please contact the JCPS Student Assignment Office at (502) 485-6250 or email askstudentassignment@jefferson.kyschools.us.