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Hillsborough Count residents in grades K - 4 are eligible to attend Collaboratory Prep through an equal opportunity lottery process. Learners residing outside of Hillsborough County may also participate in the lottery; however, priority enrollment is given to Hillsborough County residents.
Our open Lottery Registration period begins on February 1st at 8 AM and closes on the last business day of the month in February, at a designated time, usually 4 PM. Lottery Registration forms received after 4 PM on February 28th will result in the student being placed at the end of the 2018-2019 corresponding grade’s waiting list in the order in which their application is received. Lottery Registration forms are submitted online via the Collaboratory Prep website during the February open registration period to be included in the Lottery drawing. You must submit (1) lottery application for each child you want entered into our lottery.
In mid March, parents/guardians will be notified via email of their child's enrollment status. Parents/guardians must accept or decline the enrollment opportunity within 3 business days of being notified. If acceptance notification is not received by Collaboratory Prep within 3 business days, the opening will be offered to the next child on the Waiting List.
Students who are not selected through the lottery process will be placed on the 2017-2018 Waiting List in order of their lottery number. The waiting list does not roll over to the following school year, therefore, if your student does not enroll in Collaboratory Prep during the 2018-2019 school year, you will need to reapply in February 2019 for the 2019-2020 school year.
Please note: If you would like to enroll ANY school age siblings in Collaboratory Prep (K-4) a Lottery Registration form must be completed for EACH sibling. In order to be eligible for sibling status, the child must be a sibling of a current* Collaboratory Prep (K-4) student and must NOT be currently enrolled in Collaboratory Prep. *Current Collaboratory Prep students are defined as those students who are enrolled at Collaboratory Prep (K-4) during the month of February of the current school year.