Santa Rosa Academy Annual Lottery

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Annual Lottery

LOTTERY ID # Look Up Request
New Student Lottery Sign Up
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Currently Enrolled Student Information

2020/21 School Year

2020/2021 Lottery – First Friday in March 2019

Currently Enrolled Students Track Transfers: http://sra.mn/lottery-info-current-students

Current Wait List Students: If you have already requested your child be added to the wait list or part of the previous lottery and your student(s) is currently on our waitlist they will be rolled over to the next lottery with their current ID number.

New Students: Student no on the wait list my sign up for the lottery between November-February 15th, 2019, sign up online: http://sra.mn/lottery-sign-up.

Adding Siblings to the Lottery: Currently enrolled families wishing to add an additional child(ren) into the lottery for the 2020/2021 school year may do so by completing the online sign-up form:   www.sra.mn/lottery-sign-up.  If the sibling is already on the wait list you do not need to complete the form.  They will be rolled over to the next grade level for the lottery. As of January 1st, 2018 siblings can only be added to the wait list through the lottery.  If a sibling is not entered into the lottery prior to a lottery deadline then the sibling will have to wait until the next lottery year to be added to the lottery/wait list as a Lottery Sibling priority

Kindergarten and Transitional Kindergarten:  Kindergarten birthdates between 9-2-2014 and 9-1-2015.  Transitional Kindergarten birthdates between 9-2-2015 and 12-1-2015.

Lottery Track Transfer Eligibility: Students must be enrolled in SRA by August 1st, 2018 to be eligible for the 2020/2021 track transfer lottery

General Public: Deadline to enter the 2020/21 Lottery: February 15th, 2019.  www.sra.mn/lottery-sign-up

2020/2021 Lottery confirmation emails will be sent by February 22nd, 2019 and will include your student’s name, Lottery ID number, grade and track they are entered in.

Lottery/Enrollment Checklist

  • Sign Up for Lottery

  • Once a Placement Offer is Made
    – Attend Information/Enrollment Meeting
  • Complete Online Step 1 Admissions Form
  • Complete Online Step 2 Information

  • Complete Step 3 Paper Forms and provided required documentation
Lottery Information
The lottery is open to the public, but you are not required to attend. If you are going to attend the lottery, space is limited. No children please.

The Lottery is for Blue and White Tracks only.
A student may only be entered into ONE Lottery per year.
(A TK Red Track lottery will be held if we receive more than 25 inquiries.)

All students entered in the 2020/2021 lottery will receive a lottery confirmation email prior to February 22nd, 2019.

Please note:  During a typical lottery year, we normally have the following openings.

Openings for Blue Track:
Kindergarten: 50 Blue Track (full time on-campus program)
6th grade:  50
Openings for White Track:
Kindergarten: 25 White Track (2 days on-campus a week program)
6th grade:  We will have openings if any Track Transfer students are placed in Blue Track, then offers will be placed to the top students on the Lottery list.
Openings for TK:
Transitional Kindergarten: 25 Red Track (Homeschool supplemented with 2 half days a week on-campus)

Please note Santa Rosa Academy’s TK program is a Red Track homeschool program with 2 half days on campus with a teacher. All TK students do not have priority in the following years kindergarten Blue or White Track lottery. All TK students will be guaranteed a spot on Red Track Kindergarten.

The majority of placements will be from our staff, track transfers, and siblings lists. The purpose of the lottery is to fill open spots and to determine our wait list placement order for the upcoming school year.

If you are offered placement after the lottery you will receive an email and/or phone call from us offering placement prior to the start of the school year.

2018/19 results are posted online: http://sra.mn/20182019-wait-list

2019/20 results are posted online: http://sra.mn/20192020-wait-list

Lottery Priority


Important note about Staff Students:

Staff children have priority placement.

Important note about Heritage Students:
These students/siblings have priority in the lottery.  A Heritage Student is identified as a student who continuously attended Santa Rosa Academy PRIOR TO the opening of the new campus or the 2013-14 school year. These students would have attended school at the Main Campus at  MSJC, Santa Rosa Academy West, or the shopping center on Baxter Road in Wildomar during the 2012/2013 school year or earlier. Heritage students and their siblings need to be verified by Administration and Registrar.

Important note about Track Transfer Priority:
Current students who are requesting a track transfer in the lottery must be enrolled by August 1st, the year prior to the lottery and stay enrolled to keep their priority status.

*A Heritage Student is identified as a student who continuously attended Santa Rosa Academy PRIOR TO the opening of the new campus or the 2013-14 school year.

Lottery Dates/Details

  • Step 1: Grade and Track list of numbers and names will be opened.

  • Step 2: We will copy all of the student’s numbers from the list and paste them into random.org, a random list generating website.

  • Step 3: We will click on Randomize.

  • Step 4: A random list will be created, we will print the list and post a copy downstairs.

  • Step 5: Once the lottery if fully complete and verified we will post the lists online.

    The lottery results will be posted online the Monday following the lottery at 3pm.

If you forgot your number you may go online http://sra.mn/lottery-id/ enter your email and you will be emailed your student’s number automatically; or stand in the line marked Lottery ID look up and a staff member will look it up for you.

Lottery Steps

Grade level lottery file with Lottery ID numbers will be opened to view.

Step 2: We will copy all of the student’s numbers from the list and paste them into random.org, a random list generating website.

We will click randomize.

A random list will be created that we will print the list and post a copy downstairs.

Once the lottery is completed and verified we will post the lists online on Monday after the lottery at 3pm.
http://sra.mn/wait-list

Additional Lottery Information & FAQ

If your child turns 5 prior to Sept. 2,  your child will be enrolling into Kindergarten.
If your child turns 5 on or between 9/2 and 12/1 your child will be enrolling into Transitional Kindergarten.

More information is posted on our Transitional Kindergarten page.

Our annual lottery will be held the first Friday in March. Due to the large number of names on our lists, our Lottery is done electronically using a random list generating website. All students entered into the lottery are assigned a Lottery ID number (number assignments will be completed by February 22nd).

The random public lottery determines an applicant’s placement on our wait list. Those who request to enter the lottery after the open enrollment deadline are added to the bottom of the lottery wait list in the order they are received. Offers for openings are made in lottery placement/wait list order until the spots are filled or the wait list is exhausted.

Lottery ID numbers are sent out electronically to parents. Please keep your student’s Lottery ID number on file as it will be used to post the Lottery results. Your Lottery ID number will be used for you student every year until they are enrolled and no longer requesting a track transfer. If you have not received a lottery number for your student by February 22nd, please contact enrollment@sra.mn.

At any time when a parent forgets their student’s Lottery ID number they will be able to retrieve the number via our online request form: http://sra.mn/lottery-id.

Students must be enrolled in SRA by August 1st, 2018 to be eligible for 2020/2021 track transfer lottery.

A student must be enrolled by 8-1-18 and stay continuously enrolled in the 2020/21 school year for their sibling to qualify for the sibling priority in the 2020/21 lottery.

My child is on the sibling wait list for 2019/20
If your child is already on the sibling wait list for the 2018-19 and /or 2019-2020  school year you DO NOT need to complete any forms for the 2021/21 school year.  Your child will be rolled over into the lottery for the same track in which they are currently waiting for.  You will receive a lottery confirmation email prior to February 22nd to confirm that they are in the 2020/21 lottery.

My child is NOT on the sibling wait list for 2019/20
Currently enrolled students with siblings entering Grades 1 – 12 for the 2020/21 school year who are NOT on our 2018-19 and /or 2019-2020 wait list may complete our online sign up form by February 15th, 2019: http://sra.mn/lottery-sign-up

Important note about Sibling Priority:
As of January 1st, 2018 siblings can only be added to the wait list through the lottery.  If a sibling is not entered into the lottery prior to a lottery deadline then the sibling will have to wait until the next lottery year to be added to the lottery/wait list as a Lottery Sibling priority.

Initial offers for the upcoming school year will be made via email.  When an offer is made, we will request that applicants notify the school within 48 hours to indicate whether or not they will accept; if offers are declined or applicants do not respond, the spot is then offered to the next applicant on the placement/wait list.

Yes, in order from highest priority to lowest: Staff, Heritage Track Transfers, Track Transfers*, Heritage Siblings**, Siblings, General Public.

*Track Transfers have priority over Siblings and the General Public. This includes Lottery Track Transfers and Current Track Transfers.

**Important note about Heritage Students:  A Heritage Student is identified as a student who continuously attended Santa Rosa Academy since PRIOR TO the opening of the new campus or the 2013-14 school year. These students would have attended school at the Main Campus at  MSJC, Santa Rosa Academy West or the shopping center on Baxter Road in Wildomar. Heritage and Siblings need to be verified by Administration and Registrar.

Important note about Sibling Priority:
As of January 1st, 2018 siblings can only be added to the wait list through the lottery.  If a sibling is not entered into the lottery prior to a lottery deadline then the sibling will have to wait until the next lottery year to be added to the lottery/wait list.

The SRA Wait Lists are built from the results of the annual lottery.

Any student who did not receive placement from the lottery is added to the appropriate category wait list in the order determined by the annual lottery results.

Students who missed the open enrollment deadline for the lottery can also be added to wait lists (e.g. general public) after the lottery by completing the wait list sign up form:  http://sra.mn/join-wait-list.  All students not in the lottery will be added to the waitlist in the order in which they are received.

Information Meeting attendance is no longer required prior to joining our lottery but required before their enrollment will be finalized.

Any student offered a position after the lottery will be required to attend an informational/enrollment meeting if the family has not already done so. The first five students on the waiting lists will also need to attend the information/enrollment meeting after the lottery.

No, your child’s name will remain on our rolls and he or she will be entered again the following year.

You may attend the public lottery but it is not required.  Results from the day of the lottery are posted in the front of the school.  Results are posted online once the lottery has concluded and the results have been finalized, the Monday after the lottery.  Visit:  http://sra.mn/sra-annual-lottery. If you are offered placement after the lottery you will be notified via email and/ phone.  If your contact information has changed you may update it online: Contact Change Form.