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Equal access to all PAUSD Choice Programs is provided by application and enrollment using a random drawing, or lottery, for kindergartners. Parental commitment - demonstrated by attending an Open House, an orientation meeting, and submitting an application - is required prior to entry in the lottery to ensure parents are making an informed choice. A prospective student must live within the boundaries of the PAUSD and be registered in the district during Round 1 Registration.

Inclusion in the kindergarten lottery is by application only. After completing the district registration process, mark your calendar to attend the Parent Information Night and take a tour, after which an application will be provided to you. Make sure to submit the application by the deadline.

Our Open House program provides both parents of children currently attending Hoover and parents of children in the lottery pool the opportunity to see the instructional program in action. (See the Calendar for Open House dates.) Open House is not intended as an opportunity to select next year’s teacher for your child, but as an informative, pleasant morning to visit classrooms, observe teaching and learning, and meet other parents. During mid-morning recess, the MP Room is open to visitors for refreshments, and the principal is available to answer questions. Young children are not allowed in classrooms. If two parents are present, one can watch the younger child in the MP room while the other visits classroom.

Parent Information Nights and Tour dates are as follows: 

  • 1/15/20 (Wed) - Open House #2
  • 1/21/20 (Tues) - Hoover Info Night 6pm-7pm
  • 2/6/20 (Thurs) - Open House #3
  • 2/12/20 (Wed) - Hoover Info Night 6pm-7pm

Application provided at tour.

Lottery drawings to create kindergarten classes at each school are held in the spring at the District Office. Parents whose children’s names are drawn during the initial drawing have 48 hours in which to accept or decline the space. If the space is declined, the child’s name will be removed from the list.

Parents whose children’s names are not selected during the initial kindergarten lottery shall be placed on a waiting list. Should a seat become available, waitlisted parents will be notified about the available space and will have 48 hours in which to accept or decline the space. If the seat is declined, the child’s name will be removed from the list.