Patel High School shall enroll an eligible student who submits an Enrollment Application during any enrollment period, unless the number of applications received during the applicable enrollment period exceeds the capacity of a class or grade level. In such cases, this Lottery Process will be followed.
First, Applicants with the following Enrollment Preferences will be selected, as permitted pursuant to the Charter Contract and CSP Grant Non-Regulatory Guidance issued by the U.S. Department of Education, for the period of time that Patel High School is receiving the CSP Grant:
- currently enrolled students;
- siblings of students already admitted to or attending Patel High School;
- and children of Patel High School’s founding board members, teachers, and staff (so long as the total number of students allowed under this exemption constitutes only a small percentage of the school’s total enrollment).
If the number of Enrollment Applicants with Enrollment Preferences exceeds the capacity of a grade level, class or building, a lottery will be held among Enrollment Applicants with preferences.
Second, a lottery will be held among the Hillsborough County Applicants for each grade level, class or building that exceeds capacity. If there are seats remaining, and the number of Out-of-County Applicants exceeds the capacity for a grade level, class or building, a separate lottery will be held for Out-of-County Applicants.
Those Hillsborough County and Out-of-County Applicants not selected in a lottery will be included in subsequent lotteries, if seats become available. Such subsequent lotteries will be set at dates established by the Patel High School Board and posted on the school’s website.
If there are any remaining applicants that are not selected in the lottery(ies), such applicants will be placed on the Hillsborough County Wait List (or Out-of-County Wait List, as applicable) in the order such Enrollment Applications were selected in the last lottery held. Students applying after the lottery will be placed on the Hillsborough County Wait List (or Out-of-County Wait List, as applicable) after students who were placed on the Wait List through the lottery.
New Wait Lists will be created each year and Applicants on the Wait Lists will not be carried over from year-to-year.
To complete the Patel High School admission lottery process please view the Admissions Lottery page.