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2022-2023 School Year Lottery

River Islands Academies

2022-2023 School Year

Lottery/Admissions Information


If you are interested in having your child’s name entered in a lottery for openings for the 2022-2023 school year, please apply to the lottery during the application window of February 1st - March 8th. It does not matter if you apply to the lottery on February 6th, February 15th, or February 19th; all names submitted during this window will be placed in the lottery on March 8th, for grades, where spaces are available.  

NOTE:  In following our lottery preferences within our charters, we do not anticipate that there will be any space for new students who do not reside within the Banta Unified School District (River Islands is within BUSD). 

All residents of the Banta Unified School District (River Islands is within BUSD) along with applicants from outside BUSD, must fill out the Lottery/Request for Application Form. The Lottery/Request for Application Form will be available on the school website February 1st - March 8th.

  • Please submit your child’s name one time only.

  • Kindergarten children must be 5 years old, on or before, September 1, 2022.

  • All available openings will be posted on this website on March 9, 2022 by noon.

  • The public random lottery drawing will take place virtually via Zoom on March 10, 2022 at 10:00 AM. The public is invited to attend, the Zoom link will be emailed to those who filled out a Lottery/Request for Application Form if spaces are available.

  • Lottery results will be posted on the website by March 11, 2022.

  • If a student is selected in the lottery, additional paperwork will be required before enrollment is confirmed.

  • When the February/March lottery has been completed for the projected seats available, the remaining names will be kept for future selection during the 2022-2023 school year with priority given to residents of the district, which includes River Islands.

If you are interested in learning more about our schools please call the office at 209-229-4700 (River Islands Technology Academy, EPIC, & 9th Grade Academy) or 209-229-4736 (STEAM Academy).

Admission preferences in the case of a public random drawing shall be as follows:

  • All students who have attended a charter school operated by River Islands Academies

  • Children of STEAM or  River Islands Technology Academy teachers, staff, and founders identified in the charter (not to exceed 10% of enrollment)

  • Residents of the District who have siblings admitted to or attending STEAM or RiTechA

  • Residents of the District

  • Non-Residents of the District who have siblings admitted to or attending STEAM or RiTechA

  • All other students

River Islands Academies

Lottery Numbers

For March 10th, 2022

The public lottery that was scheduled for 10:00 AM on Thursday, March 10th streamed via Zoom will not take place.  At this time there will not be any names drawn.  We share in the disappointment of our families who have been so supportive of our school.  We wish we could enroll all of your children.  

All BUSD/River Islands Residents that applied are eligible to complete an enrollment packet.  

Registration will be available online starting March 21st, 2022. A link will be sent via email to the email address provided on the lottery survey on March 21st, 2022.

Lottery Spots
Grade 2022-2023
Transitional Kindergarten
First Grade
Second Grade
Third Grade
Fourth Grade
Fifth Grade
Sixth Grade
Seventh Grade
Eighth Grade
Ninth Grade

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