Check lottery results at the links above. Applicants are listed in alphabetical order by last name.
Starting August 3rd, the school will call lottery winners to let them know they won a space in their class. Starting August 10th, we will help lottery winners complete their registration.
Lottery winners must provide an official government ID and proof of living in DC in order to complete their registration. If you are under 26 years old, you will also need to submit a copy of your immunization records.
Here is how you can submit your documents:
If you did not win a lottery space, your name is automatically added to our waiting list. The school will contact you as soon as space becomes available in your class.
The Fall 2020 lottery is now complete, but we will continue to accept new applicants if there is space available in your class. Add your name to the Interest List by August 14th to be considered for the Fall semester!
Note: the Interest List helps us contact you to complete your application. It is not a waiting list
During the Fall 2020 semester, our students will participate in online and distance learning. Our school provides technology assistance and supportive services, and is available to answer questions by phone and email.
Regular classes are open to DC residents who meet one or more of the following Adult Basic Education (ABE) criteria:
*There may be some classes that are open to non-DC residents. Beyond our tuition-free class offerings, the School also offers special fee-based programs that are open to students, employees and the public, such as Community Language Classes and the Small Business and Entrepreneurship Workshop Series. These programs are usually held on weekends when classes are not in session. These programs do not have the same registration and enrollment requirements as tuition-free classes.
The Fall semester beings August 31st. The lottery only happens for fall semester classes. For classes where there are more applicants than spaces available, the school conducts a lottery so all new applicants have the same chance to enter into their class.
The Spring semester begins in January. During Spring application dates, we serve a limited number of students. Applicants receive an entry ticket when they arrive. Each day the doors close at the scheduled closing time, or when the building reaches capacity. Applicants with entry tickets are served on a first come first served basis.