Live Automated Lotteries for PreK and Elementary Option Schools


New Date for PreK Lottery: Apr 29

Families that applied for PreK and elementary option schools, or targeted neighborhood transfers for the 2022-23 school year are invited to view the automated lottery processes live:

  • Date change required to review and process the high volume of applications.

Families will be notified of their acceptance or waitlist placement by email and/or text on:

  • Fri, April 29 for Elementary applications
  • NEW DATE! Thu, May 5 for PreK applications

Note: Families will NOT receive lottery results during the lottery viewings. Reminder:  Registration is open for new students at their neighborhood school for the 2022-23 school year.  All students are guaranteed admission to the neighborhood school within the boundary zone in which they live.

For questions, contact the APS Welcome Center at 703-228-8000 (option 3) or email or