Lottery is when a school, program or grade is identified to be at, or over capacity
As Calgary continues to grow and evolve, so does our student population. Meaning some schools may meet or exceed their capacity.
The lottery process was established to ensure fair and equitable access to schools, programs (regular, alternative) or grades, experiencing a student population that is either at capacity or over capacity. This process provides a consistent approach across our system.
The lottery deadline occurs in February each year. For the 2024-25 school year, registrations submitted prior to the lottery deadline of Feb. 14, 2024, will be included in the lottery draws. All registrations received after Feb. 14, 2024, will be added to the callback list (based on the appropriate priority level) in the order they are received.
Learn About The Lottery Process