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Learning Option FAQ

What are the Learning Option schools?

  • Arts & Communication Magnet Academy (ACMA)
  • Aloha Huber Park (AHP)
  • Merged Schools of Health & Science and Science & Technology (HS2/SST new name TBD 2020-21)
  • International School of Beaverton (ISB)
  • Rachel L. Carson School of Environmental Science
  • Raleigh Hills K-8
  • Springville K-8

Visit the main Learning Options page to learn more about each of these schools.

Do you have to live within the Beaverton School District to attend an Option School?

Yes, all applicants must reside within the Beaverton School District attendance area.

How does the lottery process work?

The lottery season runs from October to December. Applications are accepted starting mid-October through the beginning of December. During this time families should research the Learning Option schools and/or attend available open houses. The lottery will be run, and families will be notified electronically within seven business days. If selected in the lottery you must accept by the deadline. If you do not accept by the deadline, your spot will be forfeited. If you are not selected through the lottery, some schools may have a second consideration process. Please contact the Learning Option school for more information. If a second consideration process is not available, students will be placed in the wait-pool. The length of time you will remain in the wait-pool will be determined on a variety of factors, such as number of applicants, class size and space availability. Late applications are only accepted on a space availability basis.

How many Learning Option schools can we apply to?

Students may only apply to one Learning Option school.

When are applications accepted?

The lottery season for the 2020-21 school year opens on October 14, 2019 and ends on December 6, 2019 at 4:00 p.m. Both online and paper applications will be available.

When will the lottery happen?

The lottery will take place on December 11, 2019 for the 2020-21 school year.

How will I be notified if my student was selected in the lottery?

Parents/Guardians will be notified via the email listed on the application.

Can you tell me how many spots are available at the Learning Option school I am interested in?

No, spots are determined based on class size and space availability. These numbers fluctuate depending on whether students accept or decline their spot during the lottery season, move or decide to attend another school.

Can we visit the option schools we are interested in applying at?

Yes, we are currently scheduling open houses please see the Full Day Option Programs information page.

Are late applications accepted?

Late applications are only accepted after the deadline on a space availability basis.

Can you apply to a Learning Option school online?

Yes, but only during the open season from mid-October through the beginning of December.