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Public Random Drawing Process

Public Random Drawing Process

If the school receives a number of eligible applications that exceed the number of available spaces, a public random drawing will be held, with preference for available spaces given to students in the following order until capacity is reached and the lottery must occur for all other remaining and all other California residents that have applied by the deadline:

    1. Pupils currently attending NBECHS.
    2. Pupils who reside in the Nuview Union School District.
    3. Siblings of graduates and pupils currently attending NBECHS.
    4. Pupils who attend school in the Nuview Union School District.
    5. Children of permanent employees of the Nuview Union School District.
The lottery will be led by the school administration. Given the native languages of the anticipated target community, all proceedings will be conducted in English and Spanish. The names of each prospective student will be put on cards that are of equal size and shape. The cards will indicate if the applying student has any siblings that are applying for admission the same year. The name on each card will be read as it is placed into a container or lottery device that will randomly mix the cards. The person leading the lottery will receive the card from the person that is drawing the cards one at a time and read the name on the card. As each card is pulled it will be posted visibly on a display in the order it was chosen. Names will be given a numerical ranking based on the order they were chosen. The drawing will continue until all cards have been drawn and all names have been assigned a numerical ranking. These rankings will be recorded in an electronic database that will be double-checked by the administration.
Separate lotteries shall be conducted for each grade in which there are fewer vacancies than
eligible pupils interested in attending. All lotteries shall take place on the same day in a single location. Lotteries will be conducted in descending order beginning with the highest applicable grade level. Due to preference given to siblings of Nuview Bridge Early College High School students, if a card is drawn that indicates an eligible sibling (of any grade) is also applying, the sibling will be assigned the next available numerical ranking for the appropriate grade level.
The lottery will be open to the public and families will be encouraged to attend, however,
families are not required to be present at the time of the drawing to be eligible for admission. Results will be published in English and Spanish and will be posted online and in hard copy in public locations. Results will also be mailed to all applicants and follow up phone calls will be made.
Admission to the school will be offered to pupils according to their numerical ranking until
capacity is reached. All remaining names will be placed on a waiting list in order according to their numerical rank. Families will be notified of acceptance within 5 business days of the lottery. Families who are offered admission must confirm in writing their intent to enroll their student(s) at Nuview Bridge Early College High School within two weeks of the lottery’s results. Any families who decline admission or who fail to confirm will lose their position to the next name on the waiting list. The waiting list will be kept on file at the school and will be valid for the duration of the school year. If a student withdraws or is expelled from the school, that seat will be offered to the next eligible student on the waiting list as long as it is within the vacancy filling timelines.
Applications received after 3:00 PM on Friday of or before March 1 will not be placed in the lottery but will still be marked with the date and time of receipt and will be added to the waiting list on a first come first served basis in the order they were received.