Richmond City Public Schools lottery process, open enrollment, offers school choice for students who want to attend a school outside of their residential zone. This includes all elementary schools, all middle schools (except for Franklin Military Academy), the STEM Academies at Martin Luther King Jr. Middle School and Thomas Henderson Middle School (rising 6th graders may select the STEM academies as open enrollment choices), and the RPS comprehensive high schools - Armstrong High School, Huguenot High School, John Marshall High School, George Wythe High School, and Thomas Jefferson High School.
Students may apply to up to three out-of-zone schools; seat offers are determined via a random lottery that is run each spring. Open enrollment seats vary by school and grade depending upon school capacity, staff, and in-zone enrollment.
Applications for open enrollment can be submitted beginning on Thursday, October 22, 2020 at 8:00 AM. Applications must be submitted no later than Tuesday, December 1, 2020 at 4:30 PM in order to be entered in the open enrollment lottery. Late applications will be added to their respective waitlist in the order they are submitted.
With questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Virtual Information and Technical Support Sessions
Richmond Public Schools will host four virtual information and technical support sessions. Each session will review the overall application process for all school types, include a demonstration of the Enroll RPS portal and presentations from each RPS specialty school.
Content will be the same for each session, and a recording will be available for on-demand viewing after the first session. No RSVP is required, and we look forward to meeting with you. Click the link below to register. All sessions will cover the same content.
- October 26, 2020 (5:30 - 7:00PM)
- October 28, 2020 (4:30 - 6:00PM)
- November 5, 2020 (5:30 - 7:00PM)
- November 19, 2020 (5:30 - 7:00PM)