Lottery Info

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Soldotna Montessori Charter School Lottery Guidelines


  1. In the event that there are more applicants to the Soldotna Montessori Charter School than can be accommodated, students will be admitted to the school on the basis of a lottery.
  2. The applicant pool will consist of students who submit the Admission and Lottery Application to the school on or before the deadline.  The application period will be advertised within the community.  The deadline for applying occurs the last Friday of February.
  3. The school does not discriminate against anyone with regard to race, gender, national origin, color, disability, or age.
  4. The number of openings available in the lottery will depend on the number of available spots in the given classes.
  5. Combined classes will maintain a balance of students in the various grade levels insofar as there are sufficient applicants for each grade.  It is anticipated and acceptable that these numbers will fluctuate.
  6. Students currently enrolled in the school do not have to go through the lottery.
  7. Siblings of students enrolled in the school do not have to go through the lottery and will be accepted into the school as long as there are spots available.
  8. In the event that the number of siblings applying to the school exceeds the number of students that can be accommodated by the school, the siblings will be chosen by lottery according to the lottery guidelines.
  9. The names of all applicants meeting the qualifications outlined in (1) will be entered into the Enrollment Lottery.
  10. The lottery drawing will take place the first Monday in March.  The drawing will be conducted by a certified public accounting firm.
  11. The lottery results will be posted the Monday after Spring Break.
  12. Families of students on the lottery waitlist are responsible for keeping their contact information current.
  13. Students will be dropped from the lottery waitlist if no reply is received within one week after the school has contacted the family regarding potential enrollment.


An informational meeting about SMCS for anyone interested in learning more about Montessori education is offered in February, prior to the Lottery Application deadline, from 5:30-6:00 p.m. at the school.