The enrollment lottery for EAS is conducted by Lake Washington School District (LWSD) and includes students whose completed applications have been received at EAS by the application deadline. Applications turned in after the application deadline will not be included in the lottery. The lottery date is set by LWSD and will be shown in the Announcement section on the homepage of the EAS website.
Randomly determined lottery numbers will be assigned to all applicants. Incoming 6th graders will be placed in the school by lottery number order until all vacancies are filled. Students whose lottery numbers exceed the maximum enrollment number will be placed on a wait list.
Acceptance and Wait List letters will be mailed to students upon completion of the lottery. Acceptance must be acknowledged in writing by the acceptance deadline stated in the Acceptance letter and is contingent upon student applicant and his/her parent(s) attending a mandatory school tour prior to the acceptance deadline. Failure to complete a school tour and submit written acceptance by the deadline will result in the student forfeiting his/her placement at EAS.
Wait listed students will be notified in lottery number order if an opening occurs. Wait listed students should enroll at their local neighborhood school as it is not possible for us to determine if or when an opening might occur. We sometimes have openings become available during the summer months and wait listed students will typically receive notification of such openings by the end of August.