How Does The Lottery Work? -All applications are placed into the lottery according to grade. -All names selected in the lottery will be placed on a list. -For kindergarten applicants, the top placing candidates will be invited for screening. -As vacancies occur in grades 1-8, applicants will be screened for acceptance in the order in which they appear on the waiting list. -If the applicant does not meet the screening criteria for acceptance, the next name on the waiting list will be screened. -You will be notified if an opening exists for your child.