ASPIRE Second Grade Random, Computerized Lottery Process for 2021-2022

Process
For the newly identified incoming second grade ASPIRE class, the district’s waiting list protocols will be utilized to determine the class list. Fourteen second grade students currently enrolled in GCISD have met the qualification criteria for ASPIRE Academy for the 2020-2021 school year. There are currently nine students enrolled in the ASPIRE first grade class, and fourteen students qualified this spring. This means that the total number of second grade students for next year is currently at twenty-three. Because the state’s maximum class size in first through fourth grades is twenty-two, the district will utilize a random, computerized lottery process to select thirteen of the newly identified students for placement in next year’s third grade ASPIRE class. The remaining student will be placed on a waiting list.

Regarding the process, your students will be listed alphabetically according to their last name. The first student on the list is number one, the next student is number two, and so on. At 4 p.m. on May 27, we will conduct the random, computerized lottery process to determine the sequence of the students’ numbers. Students whose names are associated with the first thirteen numbers that are randomly selected will be placed in next year’s second grade class. The remaining student will be placed on a waiting list in the order in which their number was sequenced by the computerized process. If current students withdraw or move - or any of the first thirteen students whose numbers are drawn decline their placement - parents of the next student on the waiting list will be notified. The student placed on the waiting list will receive pullout GT services with GT LEAD students provided by the GT Specialist at his or her home campuses and be placed in GT cluster classrooms during his or her second grade year.

GCISD’s Administrative Regulations related to ASPIRE Academy’s Waiting List Protocols can be read here.

Lottery Recording
Watch recorded drawing from here. 

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