c8cd8c9b21dc3310VgnVCM1000002905c90aRCRDapproved/DCPS/ArticlesApply for PK3, PK4, Out of Boundary, and Specialized High Schoolsb8cd8c9b21dc3310VgnVCM1000002905c90a____Apply for PK3, PK4, Out of Boundary, and Specialized High Schools13219380000001321938000000alfonso.wrightDCPSPreschool, Pre-Kindergarten and Out-of-Boundary LotteryThe Out?of?Boundary Lottery is a service offered by DCPS to allow parents to apply for available seats at a school other than their child's assigned school(s).The Out?of?Boundary Lottery is a service offered by DCPS to allow parents to apply for available seats at a school other than their child's assigned school(s).The Out?of?Boundary Lottery is a service offered by DCPS to allow parents to apply for available seats at a school other than their child's assigned school(s).<p style=" text-align: left;">Thank you for your interest in DC Public Schools!</p> <h3 style=" text-align: left;">Pre-K3 and Pre-K4</h3> <p style=" text-align: left;">DC Public Schools is proud to offer many seats for three- and four-year old children across all Wards. Though DC law does not require children to attend <a href="/vgn-ext-templating/v/index.jsp?vgnextoid=c8cd8c9b21dc3310VgnVCM1000002905c90aRCRD&vgnextchannel=19ba12beecc16310VgnVCM1000002905c90aRCRD">PK3 or PK4</a>, DCPS places strong value on early childhood education.</p> <p style=" text-align: left;">We strive to make seats in these grades available to as many families as possible in a fair and equitable way through the Preschool/Pre-Kindergarten Lottery.</p> <p style=" text-align: left;">All families wishing to secure a PK3 or PK4 seat in a DCPS school must apply through the &nbsp;<a onclick="window.open('http://www.myschooldc.org','popup', 'width=800,height=600,resizable=yes,scrollbars=yes'); return false;" href="http://www.myschooldc.org">My School DC</a> Common Lottery.</p> <h3 style=" text-align: left;">K-12 Out-of-Boundary Lottery</h3> <p style=" text-align: left;">The Out-of-Boundary Lottery is a school choice service offered by DCPS to allow parents to apply for available seats in grades <a href="/vgn-ext-templating/v/index.jsp?vgnextoid=d3f112beecc16310VgnVCM1000002905c90aRCRD&vgnextchannel=e04a12beecc16310VgnVCM1000002905c90aRCRD">kindergarten through 12</a> at a school or schools(s) other than their child?s assigned school(s). This lottery is <b>not</b> for children attending their current school out-of-boundary who wish to continue attending.&nbsp;</p> <h3 style=" text-align: left;">Specialized High Schools</h3> <p style=" text-align: left;">A specialized high school is a citywide high school with no boundary that has specific admissions requirements and selection criteria. DCPS has six citywide high schools. Learn more <a href="/vgn-ext-templating/v/index.jsp?vgnextoid=5fc05fad5ebd9310VgnVCM2000002a05c90aRCRD">here</a>.</p> <p style=" text-align: left;">All students who wish to attend a specialized school for grades 9 or 10 must use the <a onclick="window.open('http://www.myschooldc.org','popup', 'width=800,height=600,resizable=yes,scrollbars=yes'); return false;" href="http://www.myschooldc.org">My School DC</a> Common Application; no paper applications will be accepted. Applications become available on Dec. 16, 2013 and will be due on Feb. 3, 2014&nbsp;</p> <h3 style=" text-align: left;">Timeline&nbsp;</h3> <p style=" text-align: left;">The <a onclick="window.open('http://www.myschooldc.org','popup', 'width=800,height=600,resizable=yes,scrollbars=yes'); return false;" href="http://www.myschooldc.org">My school DC</a> application for school year 2014-2015 will become available Dec. 16, 2013.</p>