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.

Our Lotteries are public events and all are welcome. Applications received between the December application opening and the March application deadline were entered into the Lottery. All applications turned in after the deadline are entered onto the wait-list in first come, first served order. 

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. 

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." 

2017-2018 Lottery Admitted Students and Wait-List Results Below
The Enrollment Lottery took place on Thursday, April 6, 2017 beginning at 6:30pm at IVA. All applicant families, whether they attend the public lottery or not, receive their results within 10 days of the lottery. Results are listed by assigned student token numbers that were pulled during the lottery, not by name. If you do not know your token number, please call the school or check your email. 

How Do Applicants Receive Tokens?

Applicant?

LBUSD Resident?

Socioeconomic Eligible?*

Token Amount

Yes

Yes

Yes

3

Yes

Yes

No

2

Yes

No

Yes

2

Yes

No

No

1

*Based on home elementary school %FRPM rate or signed & verified affidavit

Families accepted in the lottery receive acceptance letter by email with further instructions to register online.

Wait-List Procedure

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, March 17, 2017, are wait-listed on a first-come, first-served basis. The wait-list is posted after the lottery is conducted.

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

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

Lottery Results Below updated August 29th, 2017. Our office is unable to update the website results daily, but you can always call us at 562-912-7017 to get the most current waitlist information.      See Enrollment History for information about last year's waitlist movement.

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