Welcome to Open Enrollment!

2/1/19 – Open Enrollment
3/8/19 – Closed Enrollment
3/12/19 -  9am – Lottery Run
3/12/1910am – Open Applications on the waitlist

We are preparing application and enrollment for the 2019-2020 school term. All new students are required to apply.  Below, you will find some facts and questions that may guide you through this process. Only online applications forms will be accepted.


Please read the FAQ Below and use the  Lotterease Parent Manual 2017.pdf :

1. Create an Account with Lotterease

2. Check Status on Lotterease



Application and Enrollment


Who is considered an Applicant? Any child that is not currently enrolled at the academy is an applicant. For your convenience the application can be translated to over 50 languages. Before submitting your application please revert to the English revision. 

How does DATE define sibling for purposes of preferences? Sibling is a person with whom a current student shares a residence, or both parents in common by blood, adoption or marriage, even if the marriage has been dissolved or by death.

Who is eligible to attend DATE Academy? All Dekalb County residents are eligible to attend.

What grade levels are offered at DATE Academy? Kindergarten through 8th grade.

What are the age requirements for attendance? Students entering Kindergarten must be (5) years old on or before September 1. First Grade students must be (6) on or before September 1. This is a State of Georgia Law for school attendance.

How do I get started with the open application process? If after examining our mission statement, philosophy and instructional best practices, we invite you to create an account and register your applicants on Lotterease using the link above.  If there are no available spaces in the grade you are applying for your child’s application will be submitted to our waitlist. Dates: Open Application will begin February 1 -March 8, 2019. 

How will I know if my child is on the lottery list? An email will be sent to you of your child’s status.  A number will be assigned to your application. A upon completion of the application process, this will be your number of indication: whether he/she has been placed on the waiting list or has been selected to attend DATE for the upcoming school year.

Will my child’s changes increase if I submit more than one application? No, all applicates will be placed in the same electronic drawing.

What if I have multiply children for consideration? When you register one child, you have the option to add a sibling at which time you can select the siblings grade level. The system will auto enter your child in the appropriate grade level lottery.

Can I view the lottery live? Yes, you are welcome to attend the lottery on March 12, 2019, 9:00am.

What happens once I am notified that my child(ren) has been granted an available seat? All students who have been granted an available seat must confirm acceptance of the slot in 3 business day. If you do not confirm in the allotted time frame, the slot will be given to the next numeric position on the waiting list. After confirmation of the slot, you will be required to complete an enrollment packet. A check list will be supplied to ensure the submission of a completed packet. You will have (3) days to return these documents to the registrar or the seat will be forfeited.

How long will my application be on file? The application will be on file for one school year. You will be required to apply annually.



You may also notice the Lotterease seal of transparency.

What is the Lotterease Seal of Transparency and Fairness?

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.

That is because 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 your child will get their fair chance to attend the school.