Admission Lottery

In order to ensure equity and fairness, Tech Valley High School students are selected through a lottery system. Here’s how the process works:

  • Completed applications are to be submitted to the middle school counselor in the district of residence by the set date each year (Mid-February).
  • The middle school counselor’s office is responsible for submitting the completed applications to Tech Valley High School by 5 p.m. on the date announced (Early March).
  • If the number of applications received is greater than the number of openings in the freshman class, a lottery will be conducted (March 15).
  • Only students whose completed applications were received on or before the deadline will be included in the lottery.
  • Boys and girls will be drawn from different pools from within each BOCES area to ensure gender equity.
  • The lottery will be held at Tech Valley High School and overseen by the Principal & Chief Academic Officer in conjunction with BOCES officials.
  • Students not selected will be placed on a waiting list.
  • The names of students selected in the lottery will be sent to each school district followed by a letter to the student’s parent/guardian. All applicants will be notified of their status (Late March).
  • Late applications will be held pending possible openings for current class enrollment.

See a list of key dates on our calendar page.