Choice Schools & Magnet Programs use the lottery process to offer available seats. All grade levels with available seats hold a lottery to determine which applicants receive a seat offer. At the time of the lottery, available seats are offered from the pool of applicants who submitted an application by the application deadline. After the lottery, additional available seats are offered to applicants on waitlists, per waitlist order.

One of SAISD’s Choice Schools, YWLA Secondary (Young Women’s Leadership Academy, grades 6-12), first reviews applications through a holistic, rubric-based selection process to determine which applicants will move forward to the lottery process to be considered for available seats. To allow time for this selection process, the deadline to submit an application for this school is earlier than the general deadline. Learn more about YWLA Secondary here.