Beginning the enrollment process is as easy as 1, 2, 3:
- Enter the Lottery process
- Accept a seat offer
- Complete the online Enrollment Application
Our enrollment process begins by registering with Lotterease, an online lottery system for schools. If you are selected to receive a seat offer, an email will be sent prompting you to confirm your child's seat. Once we receive confirmation that you want to accept the seat offer, you will receive another email with information on how to begin completing the online Enrollment Application through Infinite Campus, our Student Information System.
Lotterease lottery submissions will be accepted until August 30, 2020 at 11:59 pm.
The Enrollment & Records Department is working diligently to process all enrollment documentation and requests for assistance. Due to high volume, enrollment application processing and responses to inquiries are longer than normal.
Response times are currently between 5-10 business days.
Please note the following:
Lotterease seat offers must be confirmed within 48 hours or the seat offer will be withdrawn and you will need to re-enter the lottery. Check your email inbox and email SPAM folder for communications.
Once a Lotterease seat offer is confirmed, a link to the enrollment application will be emailed to you. Check your email inbox and email SPAM folder for communications.
Enrollment applications must be completed and submitted within 10 days of confirming your Lotterease seat offer.
If your application is approved after July 26, 2020, your student's school start date will occur after August 3, 2020. Please refer to communications from the Enrollment & Records Department for details about your student’s specific school start date.
Submitted enrollment applications will not be approved if the following documents are missing or illegible:
- Student Social Security card or waiver
- Student Birth Certificate
- Proof of Residency
- Parent/Guardian Photo Identification
- Report Card (Grades 1-8) or High School Transcript (Grades 9-12) which must have the following recorded within the official form:
- Grade report; electronic form is acceptable if all details are visible
- School name
- Child’s full name
- Child’s previous year grade level
- Each quarter or term
Other missing or illegible required documentation must be submitted within specific time frames which will be communicated to you by Enrollment & Records Department team members.
Once your application is approved, you will receive a school start date which may differ from the district start date of August 3, 2020 due to document processing requirements. Please refer to communications from the Enrollment & Records Department for details about your student’s specific school start date.
Enrollment Opens: April 13, 2020
Enrollment Closes: August 30, 2020
During the Open Enrollment period (April 13 - August 30*), registrations will be accepted; however, you may be placed on a waitlist. Seat offers are determined based on available seats which varies by grade level.
*Siblings of currently enrolled students and students experiencing homelessness as defined by the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act are eligible to enroll through October 1.
How to ApplyOur enrollment process begins by registering with Lotterease, an online lottery system for schools.
- Register with Lotterease.
- Provide the requested information.
- Check your email for further instructions.
Enrollment Lottery: April 17, 2020 @ 10:00 am
When you see the Seal on a school website, you can be confident that your application will be included in the school lottery in a fair and transparent way.
Lotterease is an independent automated lottery system that the school uses to manage their lottery and waitlist. Since Lotterease is an independent system, the school staff do not have the ability to manipulate or adjust the lottery outcome. They must work within the requirements of the system.
In addition, all activity that takes place with your application is tracked in a history log that you can view at any time by logging into the parent portal.
If the school you want your child to attend displays the Lotterease Seal of Transparency and Fairness, you can rest assured that you child will get their fair chance to attend the school.
Prior to receiving access to the online Enrollment Application, you should be prepared to provide relevant parent/legal guardian and student information including:
- Birth Certificate
- Social Security Card
- Proof of Residency
- Immunization Record (Georgia Form 3231)
- Certificate of Vision, Hearing, Dental, and Nutrition Screening (Georgia Form 3300)
- Report Card or Transcript
- Legal Guardian Photo Identification
In order for our Enrollment Department to successfully process your application, please provide all requested documentation. It is best to have all documents available in a digital format (photo, screenshot, or scan) so you can upload easily upon request. Required enrollment documents and their descriptions are provided on the Required Enrollment Documents page.
Enrollment Policies and Procedures
Enrollment is open to any student who resides in the state of Georgia. Georgia Cyber Academy (GCA) does not charge tuition.