Secondary Lottery Information

Thank you for your interest in the different option schools/programs and neighborhood transfers Arlington Public Schools offers. The application period closed on January 18, 2019 for all secondary option schools/programs.

After reviewing all applications and available spaces at the different option schools/programs, we were able to offer neighborhood transfer seats to all eligible students at Yorktown High School.

The number of applicants exceeded the number of available spaces at all option schools/ programs and neighborhood transfers at all middle schools and Wakefield. Therefore, we held double-blind lotteries for admission to those locations on January 29, 2019. Students who applied, but were not selected through the lottery, have been placed on a waitlist.

Families can view the status of their application by logging into their School Mint account. As outlined in the application process, all families need to respond by February 22, 2019 of their decision for fall 2019.

Students who applied to more than one school/program and were eligible may have been admitted to more than one school/program or placed on the waitlist.  As a result, families will need to make a final decision regarding which school/program the student will attend by February 22, 2019. We are asking families to use the School Mint online application portal to let us know if the student is accepting or declining admission. If you have been accepted to more than one option school/program, once a commitment is made for the fall of 2019, the student’s name will be removed from any other admission and/or waitlist. If a student did not receive an offer to their first choice they can decline the offer to their second or third choice and remain on the waitlist for his/her first choice.

Transportation

Parents must provide their own transportation when they accept a neighborhood transfer. Transportation is available for students attending option schools/programs. However, to address the ongoing challenges with the length of bus routes, as well as on-time performance, APS staff will be reviewing the routes and bus stop locations for students attending option schools/programs to improve the efficiency of our operations, which includes centralizing stop locations. All students will be assigned to the closest bus stop, but some stops may be a longer distance from the student’s residence. Additional information will be available from Transportation Services later this spring and summer. Families will be engaged in the development process for these transportation changes.If you have any questions regarding the application process, lotteries and or waitlists, please send an email to schooloptions@apsva.us, and we will be happy to assist you.

Information for Students Accepted at H-B Woodlawn (Grades 6 & 9)

Please call Vanessa Piccorossi at 703-228-6351 to sign up for a day for your student to visit, and then contact your elementary or middle school to let them know which day they will be absent. Families who choose to attend H-B Woodlawn for 2019-20 school year must read and sign the following documents that are available on the H-B website at https://hbwoodlawn.apsva.us/about-us/admission-to-h-b-woodlawn/information-students-acceptedlottery. Please return these documents to Vanessa Piccorossi in the H-B office by email at vanessa.piccorossi@apsva.us or mail no later than Friday, February 22, 2019.

Information for Students Accepted at Arlington Tech

Please visit the Arlington Tech webpage at https://careercenter.apsva.us/for-admitted-students/ for information and next steps. Please contact Catherine Steinmetz at catherine.steinmetz@apsva.us or 703-228-5811 if you have additional questions.

Information for Students Accepted at Wakefield High School (AP Network, Immersion, Neighborhood Transfer)

If you have questions, or if you need assistance, please contact Wakefield High School by phone at (703) 228-6720 or by email mary.thacker@apsva.us.Please make sure to speak with your counselor and complete a CRF card (course request form) for Wakefield when you are selecting your classes for next year.  Also, visit the school’s website at www.apsva.us/wakefield for additional information.

Information for Students Accepted at Washington-Lee High School

Please contact Julie Cantor at Jjulie.cantor@apsva.us , the IB Coordinator at Washington-Lee for questions and or next steps if accepting a seat at Washington-Lee. You can also visit https://washingtonlee.apsva.us/international-baccalaureate-program/ for additional information regarding the IB Program.

Information for Students Accepted at Thomas Jefferson Middle School

Please contact the following staff members for questions and/or next steps about your transfer to Thomas Jefferson: Lakesha Gray, Educational Administrative Assistant (703-228-5902); Ms. Carla Bran, Attendance Secretary (Spanish-703-228-5900); or Ms. Susan Holland, Director of Counseling Services at susan.holland@apsva.us. Also, visit the school’s website www.apsva.us/jefferson  for additional information.

Information for Students Accepted at Yorktown

Please contact the counseling office at 703-228-5363 or by email at patricia.rojas@apsva.us if you have any questions about your acceptance to Yorktown. Please make sure to speak with your counselor and complete a CRF card (course request form) for Yorktown when you are selecting your classes for next year.  Also, visit the school’s website at www.apsva.us/yorktown  for additional information.

Information for Students Accepted to Dorothy Hamm Middle School

Please visit the school website at https://dorothyhamm.apsva.us/ or contact Ellen Smith by email at ellen.smith@apsva.us for questions and next steps if accepting a transfer to Hamm.

Information for Students Accepted to Gunston Middle School

Please contact the school at (703) 228-6900 and ask to speak to the counseling department. You can also contact Ginoris Garrison at ginoris.garrison@apsva.us for questions about the Immersion Program and Nikole Joshi at Nikole.joshi@apsva.us for questions about the Montessori Middle Years.

Information for Students Accepted to Williamsburg Middle School

Please contact the school office at 703-228-5450 and ask to speak to the counseling department. You can also contact the school registrar at elizabeth.meikle@apsva.us  if you have any questions about your acceptance to Williamsburg. Please make sure to speak with your counselor and complete a CRF card (course request form) for Williamsburg when you are selecting your classes for next year if you are planning to attend fall of 2019.  Also, visit the school’s website at www.apsva.us/williamsburg  for additional information about the school.

Information for Students Accepted to Swanson Middle School

Please contact Rana Luthra, Director of Counseling, at Rana.Luthra@apsva.us or the counseling department at 703-228-5508 if you have any questions about your acceptance to Swanson. Please make sure to speak with your counselor and complete a CRF card (course request form) for Swanson when you are selecting your classes for next year if you are planning to attend fall of 2019.  Also, visit the school’s website at www.apsva.us/swanson for additional information about the school.

Information for Kenmore Applicants

Currently, all Kenmore applicants at all grade levels have been placed on waitlists. If spaces become available, families will be notified through the School Mint online application portal. If you have any questions regarding the application process, lotteries and or waitlists, please send an email to schooloptions@apsva.us, and we will be happy to assist you.  For specific questions about Kenmore, please contact Director of Counseling Kaitlin Bresnahan at kaitlin.bresnahan@apsva.us.


For additional information or questions, please contact the APS Welcome Center at 703-228-8000 or schooloptions@apsva.us.