Lottery Information for 2022-2023
Our lottery application for the 2022-2023 school year was open from January 3, 2022 through February 18, 2022.
Our lottery for the 2022-2023 school year has been run. It ran on February 25, 2022.
If you applied, you can login to your ScribChoice account and check your standing. If you received a spot, please choose either Accept or Decline to the right of that application. If you were waitlisted, you should see a number to the right of that application showing you how far down you are on the waitlist. **Due to the amount of traffic on the site today (2/25/22) you may need to try logging in at a later date/time!**
Our Admissions Director, Morgana Hover (email@example.com), will email all applicants who received a spot separately from the ScribChoice software. Her email will contain next steps and she will walk families through the enrollment process.
If you did not apply to our lottery, our Waitlist Application is now open and will remain open through December, 2022. See below for directions on how to apply for our waitlists.
How to Apply for the Lottery
How to apply for our Lottery:
Our lottery application window for the 2022-2023 school year is now CLOSED. We are not accepting any new applications for the 2022-2023 lottery at this time (2/22/22). If your child does not receive a spot, you will need to reapply to our lottery beginning in Januar, 2023.
How to Apply for the Waitlist
Our 2022-2023 Waitlist Application is now open. It will remain open through December, 2022. If your child does not receive a spot, you will need to reapply to our lottery beginning in January, 2023.
How to apply for our Waitlist:
- Create a family account via Scribbles. Be sure to associate all children you wish to add to our waitlists.ERA Lottery/Enrollment Family Dashboard
- Complete a “Waitlist Application 2022-2023” for each child. ONLY THIS APPLICATION FORM WILL BE ACCEPTED. From your dashboard, the application can be found by going through the green “Begin Lottery/Enrollment Application” button.
- The Scribd software will notify you when your application has been submitted and when it has been approved. On lottery day, the software will notify you if you received a spot or where you are on the waitlist for that grade level.
Please remember that if you are applying for a spot in 10-12th grades, students need to have met certain criteria with the amount of passed credits they have earned in order to be eligible for that grade level.
10th grade = must have earned at least 6 credits (by the end of the 2021-2022 school year)
11th grade = must have earned at least 12 credits (by the end of the 2021-2022 school year)
12th grade = must have earned at least 20 credits (by the end of the 2021-2022 school year)
Enrollment information for Current Families
For Current Students: Families must complete the “Existing Students Intent to Enroll” form for each currently enrolled student. The deadline to complete this form for the 22-23 school year is January 28, 2022. Reference the Intent to Return Parent Letter linked below for full directions.
For Siblings of Current Students: Families must complete the “Lottery Application” form for each sibling of a currently enrolled student that they would like to try to get a spot at ERA. Please try to associate any non-currently enrolled siblings to your account before you complete your Intent to Enroll form for your currently enrolled students so the software will link them smoothly. The deadline to complete the lottery application for the 22-23 school year is February 18, 2022. Reference the Intent to Return Parent Letter linked below for full directions.
2022 Intent to Return Scribbles Parent Letter
Lottery/Enrollment Information for 2021-2022
Our 2021-2022 Waitlist Application period is now CLOSED. We are not accepting any new students for the 2021-2022 school year at this time (1/3/21).
We pull from our waitlists for any available spots through the end of December each year. Our waitlists begin fresh in January with the opening of our next school year lottery process.
Our lottery for the 2021-22 school year was run on February 26, 2021.
Enrollment FAQs and Links
I applied last year for the lottery. Do I need to apply again? Yes. If you applied in the past but did not gain a spot at ERA, you will need to apply again. We restart our waitlists each year with the applicants from that year’s lottery.
Do you offer any sort of preferences in the lottery? We offer sibling preference of currently enrolled students. Staff and Board member children are included in this. The only requirement for applying for our lottery is that you are a resident of North Carolina at the time of application.
If one of my children gets a spot in the lottery, will all of my children get in? No, not necessarily. Each grade level’s lottery is run independently. If one of your children gains an open seat in the lottery but your other children do not, any siblings on waitlists will be moved toward the top of their grade level’s waitlist once you accept the spot for the child who gained a seat in the lottery. Once an applicant accepts an offered spot, their siblings qualify for sibling preference.
How to twins work in the lottery? Twins (or any multiples) should each submit an application for the lottery. However, if a twin receives a spot in a lottery drawing or from the waitlist, the other twin will also be admitted at the same time.
What if I don’t gain a spot from the lottery drawing. How do I know where I am on the waitlist? Login to your Scribbles Dashboard using the blue link below. You will see a Waitlist number on the right side of your application listing. This number will tell you how far down your child is on the waitlist.
My waitlist number changed. What happened? If your waitlist number decreased, you are closer to gaining a spot at ERA. If your waitlist number increased, siblings of currently enrolled or currently enrolling students were moved ahead of your application due to our sibling preference.
Do I need to upload documents to my lottery application? You do not! We will not accept any accompanying documents until an applicant has been offered a spot, accepted, and completed their initial enrollment form.
I’m having trouble with the Scribbles software. What do I do? Please contact our Admissions Director, Morgana Hover, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
What chance do I have to get in through the lottery? It all depends on what grade level you are applying for. Typically we have more applicants each year in grades K-12 than our entire enrollment will allow. The grade levels with the most applications are typically Kindergarten, 6th grade, and 9th grade but these are also the easiest years to gain an open spot as we expand the number of students we enroll at those grade levels. On average, we will have around 15 open Kindergarten spots, 10 open 6th grade spots, 0-2 open spots at all other K-8 grade levels, 40 open 9th grade spots, and 10 open spots in grades 10-12.
How many open spots do you have? Currently we are gathering information from our current families to determine how many open spots we will have in each grade level for the 2022-2023 school year. That quantity is currently unknown. On average, we will have around 15 open Kindergarten spots, 10 open 6th grade spots, 0-2 open spots at all other K-8 grade levels, 40 open 9th grade spots, and 10 open spots in grades 10-12.
ERA Lottery/Enrollment Family Dashboard
Enrollment Process Flowchart & Points of Contact
Please contact our Admissions Director, Morgana Hover, at email@example.com if you have specific questions.