Once the number of students enrolling in an Idaho Charter School is more than the number of available seats, new students enter into a lottery to get into the school.
This year's deadline to submit a completed application is June 16, 2023. The lottery will be held in the CTEA office on June 23, 2023 at 1:00 pm. The lottery will determine the school's 2023-2024 waiting lists.
Lottery Process: The Idaho Legislature established the lottery process for charter school admission through Idaho Code 33-5206(11). As a brief overview, all applicants are placed into grade-level-specific 'Lottery Priority Groups' as follows and are drawn in order based on the below groupings. Current students will automatically be re-enrolled through a verification process.
Offers for Enrollment:
All students that secure placement during the lottery will receive a telephone call, email and/or letter from CTEA providing an 'Offer for Enrollment'. Offers of enrollment must be accepted within the date provided in the email and/or letter. If no response is received within the specified time frame, the student's name will be moved to the bottom of the enrollment or waiting list.Waiting List:
Students not selected for placement will be placed on a waiting list by grade. The waiting lists will be posted on our school website within 3 weeks after the lottery date. Students will be contacted if a space becomes available.How to Apply:
Those interested are invited to sign up their children for Chief Tahgee Elementary Academy's annual lottery by completing and submitting the lottery admission application. Please call (208) 237-2710 or email Natalie Blackhawk
at the CTEA Office for information. If no one answers, please leave a message.When to Apply:
CTEA begins accepting lottery applications for the next academic school year on January 1st of each year. The application window closes the third (3rd) Friday of June each year at 4:30 pm. Lottery Applications received after the deadline will be placed at the bottom of the waiting list in the order it is received. When is the Lottery:
The CTEA Lottery draw takes place annually in the school office on fourth (4th) Friday of June each year at 1:00 pm. The CTEA Lottery is open to the public.Lottery Draw Results:
All Lottery Draw Results can be obtained through the CTEA office and are available the Monday following the annual Lottery Draw at 1:00 pm. Please call or email Natalie Blackhawk
at the CTEA Office for information.Notice of Non-Discrimination:
In accordance with applicable federal and state laws, such as Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, and the Americans with Disabilities Act and ADA Amendments, Chief Tahgee Elementary Academy #483 does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of sex, race, color, national origin, age, disability, marital status, genetic information, veteran status, or any other protected status under federal, state of local law applicable to CTEA, in its education programs and activities, in employment policies and practices, and all other areas of the school district.
Frequently Asked QuestionsDo I have to reapply every year if my child is not accepted in the first lottery?
Yes, until a child is enrolled with CTEA, an application must be completed each year to be included in the lottery.We live in another city or state. Can we still apply for our children to attend CTEA?
Yes, your child does not have to reside within the local school districts to attend CTEA.Does applying for my child on the first day of the lottery window give them an advantage to being accepted?
NoIf one of my children is accepted does that mean all of my children will be accepted?
No. The only exception would be twins in the same grade.