Parents of incoming 6th grade students from our member schools (DC Bilingual, LAMB, Elsie Whitlow Stokes, Mundo Verde and Washington Yu Ying) must apply through MySchoolDC and choose their student’s current language path. Member School students will receive a preference to attend. However, if you rank a school above DCI and receive a spot at your preferred school, you will lose your preferences to attend DCI.
The My School DC common lottery is a single, random lottery that determines placement for new students at all participating schools. Student-school matches are based on a variety of factors, including the number of spaces at each school, sibling and other preferences, and each student’s choices.