Application & Lottery Process

A Quick Guide to Applying

Learn about our application and lottery process

How much does it cost to attend Uplift?

Uplift, as with any other public school, is FREE to attend. 

Is there an application fee?

Nope! It is free to apply to an Uplift school. 

Are there admission requirements?

Uplift Education does not have any admission exams or interviews to admit students, we use a random, automated lottery and are open to ALL students at least 4 (for Pre-K) or 5 years of age (for Kinder) on or by September 1. 

When can I apply?

We accept applications beginning October 17 for the following school yearApplications are accepted throughout the year. 

Can I apply to more than one school?

Absolutely! You can apply for up to three Uplift schools and set a priority order. But all of our schools are amazing, so you really can’t lose. 

What if I want to apply for more than one child?

You will have to fill out an application for each child, but the good news is that you will use the same account in our system for all your applications, and you can see all of your children’s info under one account. 

How does Uplift decide who gets offered a spot?

All applications received between October 17 and February 1 are placed in the “lottery” which randomly selects applicants for open spots at each school and for each grade.  Applications not chosen in the lottery are placed on a wait list according to the date the application is received.  Any applications received after February 1 are placed on the waitlist.

What happens if my child is drawn in the lottery?

You will receive an email letting you know that your child was selected by random lottery and you are being offered a spot at an Uplift school. Congratulations!

First things first, you will need to follow the directions in your email and accept your child’s spot.  You must do this within about 2 weeks. We have a lot of people waiting! 

 Next, you will complete your child’s enrollment.  Don’t worry, it’s simple and our system walks you through everything. Your child will NOT be fully enrolled until this process is complete. 

Can I submit more than one application for my child to the same school?

No. Only one application per child, per school is allowed.  Our system identifies duplicate applications, even if different emails are used.  Duplicate applications will be cancelled.  However, you can apply for up to 3 different Uplift schools on the same application.

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