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ASD School Lottery Information

Online Lottery System

Online Lottery System

    • Spring lottery opens for parents on February 1, 2022 for the 2022-2023 school year
    • Spring lottery closes for applications on March 17, 2022 at 5:00 p.m.
    • Spring lottery runs March 18, 2022
    • Parent notifications released March 25, 2022 at 5:00 p.m.



Lottery Process

  • Lotteries are held two times each year: during the last weeks of March and the week prior to registration in the fall.


    Submit an Application

    In order to participate in a school or program outside of your child's neighborhood school, an application must be submitted. ASD's online system allows parents to easily apply to the desired school or program. If your child is currently attending a school/program as a result of a lottery placement, a new application is not necessary for that school each year. Your child may continue attending until aging out of the school/program.


    Check the Application Status

    Parents log into the system where they can apply to multiple schools or programs for each school-age child and check the status of each application. Once the lottery has been run, the wait list number or acceptance into the school or program is also listed for each application. Parents are notified by email of changes to the application status as well as acceptance into the school or program. The system is accessible from both traditional laptop and desktop computers or mobile devices to apply, check status and confirm or decline positions.


    The system produces randomly selected student lists that have been organized and ranked according to the district's lottery policy. No student shall be denied participation because of a learning disability, handicapping condition or special need. Lottery procedures are determined by Administrative Regulation (AR) 5116(a).


Using the Online System

    • Have a Q/ParentConnection account?
      Parents can access the system directly from Q ParentConnection by clicking on their student’s name and then clicking the Online Lottery link from the ASD Quick Links section. 
    • New to the Anchorage School District?
      Parents who are new to the Anchorage School District can create an email account in the online system at

Language Immersion Programs

  • ASD offers a number of Language Immersion Programs in various schools throughout the District. The Lottery provides access to these programs.


    Beginning in kindergarten, students are immersed for approximately half of their school day in a total language experience within a multicultural setting. The programs continue into designated feeder middle and high schools and give students the advantage of becoming proficient in two languages (English and a second language) by the time they graduate from the immersion program as seniors. There is also a K-8 German immersion program at Rilke Schule German Charter School of Arts and Sciences. 


    If you have an interest in a Language Immersion program, learn more here.