2018–2019 Lottery Application
Use this site to create a separate application for each child in your family who is applying to attend a new school for next year.
Feb 1, 2018
Deadline for 9-12th grade has passed.
Any applications submitted after February 1 will be considered post-lottery applications. Click here to learn more.
March 1, 2018
Deadline for PK3–8th grade applicants
March 30, 2018
Lottery results released
If you are new to DC or are seeking a transfer to attend a new school for this school year (school year 2017-2018), please call the My School DC Hotline at (202) 888-6336, Monday - Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. to learn more about available spaces, in-boundary schools, and to complete an application.
How to Get the Best Result for Your Child
Understand the Lottery
Watch this short video to understand the application process from start to finish.
Learn about each school using School Finder, visit schools in person, and talk to other parents to help make the best selection.
Choose the Right Ranking
Students should rank schools in the order they like them.