Enrollment Lottery

Due to an overwhelming interest and limited space in IVA's program, we conduct a random lottery drawing in the spring to determine the following year's incoming 6th-grade class. A lottery will also be held to fill open seats in 7th-grade and 8th-grade classes.

How does the Lottery Work?
IVA's Lotteries are public events and all are welcome. Applications received between the December application opening and the March application deadline are entered into the Lottery. All applications turned in after the deadline are entered onto the wait-list in first come, first served order.

Applicants can receive up to 3 tokens to be entered into the lottery: 1 token for the application, 1 token for residency within LBUSD jurisdiction, 1 token based on socio-economic eligibility. Socio-economic eligibility is based on home elementary school %FRPM rate OR signed & verified affidavit. All applicant families, whether they attend the public lottery or not, received their results within 10 days of the lottery.Families accepted in the lottery receive acceptance letter by email with further instructions to register online.

Results are listed below by assigned student token numbers pulled during the lottery, not by name. If you do not know your token number, please call the school or check your email.Please see wait-list information at the bottom of the page for more info. 

2018-2019 Lottery Admitted Students and Wait-List Results Below
Lottery Results Below updated April 22, 2018.The IVA office updates website results periodically, but you can always call us at 562-912-7017 to get the most current wait-list information. 

See Enrollment History for information for previous year's wait-list movement.

2018-2019 Lottery 

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Gr8.18-19Lottery4.22.18.pngHow does the wait-list work?
Applicants not accepted at the time of the lottery are placed on a wait-list according to their assigned lottery number. Wait-list applicants are admitted in order, pending openings and capacity. It is the policy of the school to fill openings until the end of January of each school year so that incoming students have the opportunity to make a strong transition into the culture and educational program. Subsequent applicants after the lottery cut off date are wait-listed on a first-come, first-served basis. The wait-list is posted after the lottery is conducted. Please see the Enrollment History to get an idea of wait-list movement over the summer and during the school year. 

During the school year, families have 24 hours from receiving a spot in the school to accept or decline the available spot. 

When there is an available space in the school we will call families to offer the position in wait-list order. Sometimes, this call will come before the year begins, the first week of school, or during the first semester.

All applicants are welcome to our Summer Events at IVA. Check out our Interest Events Calendar.  

What is the transition like in the middle of the year?
Read a few comment from families making a decision to come to IVA mid-year:

  • "Our daughter transferred into IVA in November. She was immediately welcomed by students and faculty who made her transition really smooth."

  • "Last December, six months after my twins began middle school, we received a call from IVA to say that they had a space for my son. We had been on the wait-list for such a long time, had given up, but were told that there was an available spot unexpectedly. As a family of twins, we entered the lottery as a family unit and so both siblings were allowed to enter. My son was excited but not my daughter. With 24 hours to decide, we discussed it together and decided to make the move. And even with my daughter's hesitations, we have never looked back... IVA has proved to be a way better fit for both of my children. They have both adjusted and thrived in the new environment."