Admission Lottery

On January 30 of each year, Northeast College Prep will look at the applications we have received for each grade for the upcoming school year.

  • If the number of applications received is fewer than the number of spots available, then all students will secure a spot in the school for the following school year.
  • If the number of applications received exceeds the number of spots available in any grade, we will then hold a lottery.

The lottery will determine which students receive the available spots.  Students who are not chosen in the lottery will then move to the waiting list.  All students’ families will be notified in a timely manner of the outcome of the lottery.

We realize this can be a confusing process.  If you have any questions about this process, please do not hesitate to contact the school at (612)-248-8240.

Admission Policy




Northeast College Prep will hold a lottery for openings for the 2017-2018 school year on January 30, 2017.  As a result of the lottery, openings in each grade will be filled until each grade reached maximum capacity.  Siblings and children of staff have preference as per state law.


After the lottery, open spaces will be filled by lot from all applicants in the applicant pool with a completed Application Form. Once a student has accepted a space in the school, sibling preference applies for other siblings in that family.


Students admitted to Northeast College Prep will be placed in the appropriate grade based on their age and previous schooling. Northeast College Prep will not accept a student for kindergarten unless they are at least five years old by September 1, 2016, pursuant to state law.

Northeast College Prep follows Minnesota Statues 124E.11 in its enrollment practices. The text of the law is provided below.


A charter school may limit admission to:

(1) pupils within an age group or grade level;

(2) pupils who are eligible to participate in the graduation incentives program under section 124E.11; or

(3) residents of a specific geographic area in which the school is located when the majority of students served by the school are members of underserved populations.

A charter school shall enroll an eligible pupil who submits a timely application, unless the number of applications exceeds the capacity of a program, class, grade level, or building. In this case, pupils must be accepted by lot. The charter school must develop and publish a lottery policy and process that it must use when accepting pupils by lot.

A charter school shall give enrollment preference to a sibling of an enrolled pupil and to a foster child of that pupil’s parents and may give preference for enrolling children of the school’s staff before accepting other pupils by lot.

A charter school may not limit admission to pupils on the basis of intellectual ability, measures of achievement or aptitude, or athletic ability and may not establish any criteria or requirements for admission that are inconsistent with this subdivision.

The charter school shall not distribute any services or goods of value to students, parents, or guardians as an inducement, term, or condition of enrolling a student in a charter school.



Northeast College Prep does not discriminate based on age, gender, sexual orientation, ethnicity, economic status, ability, religion or services needed.      


Do you believe that all students can achieve academically and socially regardless of any other factor? Do you want to work with a team of people 100% committed to doing whatever it takes to ensure all students succeed? Do you want multiple observations each week and on-going professional development so you can improve your practice? If so, apply to work at Northeast College Prep.

To apply, fill out the web application form below.  Or, download and print the Application Form and mail or fax the printed form to the address below:

Northeast College Prep
300 Industrial Blvd. NE
Minneapolis, MN 55413
Fax: 612-248-8259

Contact us with any questions. We look forward to hearing from you!

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