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Lottery Information

Below is information on the lottery used to select students entering the ninth grade.

  • Completed applications are to be submitted to the middle school counselor in the district of residence by the set date each year.

  • The middle school counselor’s office is responsible for submitting the completed applications to Tech Valley High School by 5 p.m. on the date announced.

  • If the number of applications received is greater than the number of openings in the freshman class, a lottery will be conducted.

  •  Only students whose completed applications were received on or before the deadline will be included in the lottery.

  • Boys and girls will be drawn from different pools from within each BOCES area to ensure gender equity.

  • The lottery will be held at Tech Valley High School and overseen by the Principal & Chief Academic Officer in conjunction with BOCES officials.

  • Students not selected will be placed on a waiting list.

  • The names of students selected in the lottery will be sent to each school district followed by a letter to the student’s parent/guardian. All applicants will be notified of their status.

  • Late applications will be held pending possible openings for current class enrollment.