To apply, please print, fill out and submit the Lottery Application Form

In order to provide equal access to the District’s choice school programs (Hoover, Ohlone, Mandarin Immersion, and Spanish Immersion) admission is determined by random drawing, or lottery. Parental commitment (attending an Open House, an orientation meeting, and signing a statement) will be required prior to entry in the random drawing, to assure that parents are making an informed choice. A prospective student must live within the boundaries of the PAUSD and be registered in the district.

Placement on the lottery list is by application only.  The appropriate form can be obtained from the Hoover School office, District Office, or online after completing the district registration process. If there are any vacancies in the final days before school opens in the fall, District needs, such as overflow from other schools, may be accommodated at the discretion of the principal.

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 draw shall be placed on a waiting list. Should a seat become available, a lottery drawing for that seat will be held, parents will be notified about the available space and will have 24 hours in which to accept or decline the space. If the seat is declined, the child’s name will be removed from the list.

All kindergarten students on the waiting list at the end of the year, shall have their lottery application form moved to the next grade level through third grade. After third grade, parents will need to reapply to indicate continued interest in the school.

Parents of students in grades 1-5 may apply at any time to have their child’s name added to the lottery for that particular grade. Should a seat become available, a lottery drawing for that seat will be held, parents will be notified about the available space and will have 24 hours in which to accept or decline the space. If the seat is declined, the child’s name will be removed form the list.