To address growing student enrolment and a shortage of school space, Edmonton Public Schools has implemented a lottery process for three schools in the Division:
The lottery process will only impact new students coming to these schools.
Students who are currently enrolled in one of these schools can still attend. Each grade will be limited to a certain number of classes. This will ensure enrolment does not exceed the available space at these schools.
Lottery schools will not accept new registrations if the student is not a resident student of Edmonton Public Schools. Students are considered a resident student if they have at least one parent or legal guardian living in Edmonton who is not Roman Catholic.
New non-resident students who live in the school’s attendance area are able to attend another Edmonton Public School with space in planned classes.
Resident students who live in the designated attendance area for a school with a lottery process have two options:
If both siblings will be attending the same lottery school for 2021-22, and both have registered or pre-enrolled by 4 p.m. on April 15, the following applies for siblings who are new to the school:
Resident students who register or pre-enrol for an alternative program or other Division school, but who are not accepted, are usually able to attend their designated school. However, this may not be true if the designated school has gone to a lottery.
If the designated school is full in your child’s grade following a lottery process, your child is able to attend their overflow designated school or another school with space in planned classes.
For full details about the lottery process, view the Student Accommodation administrative regulation (HC.AR).
Edmonton Transit Service (ETS) is the preferred transportation method for junior high students; however, if ETS does not meet Division standards, eligible students attending their overflow designated school may be able to apply for yellow bus service. Bus fees will apply.
Families who choose to attend a school of choice rather than an overflow designated school will need to make their own transportation arrangements to get their child to and from school.