Eligibility Pool (Waiting List)

How does the Eligibility Pool (Waiting list) Work?

The eligibility pool runs from the date the first group of applicants is processed until July 31st. If the student withdraws to attend a charter, virtual, private or home school, they will automatically be removed from the list. The eligibility pool for the upcoming school year ends on July 31st .

The eligibility pool does not roll over from one school year to another.

How will I be notified if and when a vacancy occurs?

As vacancies occur at the first choice school, the Student Enrollment Department will notify parents of availability by telephone or email to offer enrollment prior to August 1.

There is no need for parents to contact student enrollment personnel to check for seat availability or the number the child holds in the eligibility pool.

Department staff will contact parents as soon as possible when a seat is available. When contact cannot be made, department staff will accept the enrollment on behalf of parents/guardians and notification of the enrollment will be mailed to the address listed for the student.

What if I have a child already attending the school?

Parents/Guardians that opted for Sibling Guarantee (multiple brothers/sisters on the same enrollment application to be enrolled in the same school) will be offered enrollments to those siblings only when vacancies occur at all grade levels required, thereby honoring your request for a Sibling Guarantee enrollment. 

Per The Plan for Student Enrollment, siblings are defined as children residing at the same address and having the same guardians.  It is the responsibility of parents/guardians to make sure siblings are linked.


Please remember, the Student Enrollment Department cannot reach parents/guardians if contact information is missing or inaccurate.

  • keep phone number up to date
  • Keep address information up to date

Parent/Guardians are responsible for notifying the current school or Student Enrollment of any changes to telephone numbers or address. (Proper documentation is required to change a student's address, please contact the student's school or visit Student Enrollment Registration Requirements for information).