Synergy® Lottery simplifies the lottery process for open enrollment, magnet programs, and charter schools. Make the process seamless for all users, from application and placement to enrollment and beyond.
Place applicants into schools based on a weighted lottery system or by points that are customized to your school or district criteria. Set up multiple lottery types with different settings to be used for different selection processes.
– Set a variety of limits and conditions, such as prerequisite courses and maximum seats per grade level.
– Create a points system for each lottery type to control the weighting of factors that matter most, such GPA or having a currently enrolled sibling.
– Combine points, flags, filters, limits, and other controls, drawing on any data stored in the Synergy ecosystem – including user defined fields – to create equitable placement requirements for each school and program.
– Allow district applicants to select from any number of schools, with options conditioned upon application input.
Finalize a lottery and push the results out in two separate steps for greater flexibility around communicating with families.
Enable parents to complete lottery applications through the ParentVUE® web portal or mobile app. Families applying to the district for the first time can create a ParentVUE account for the lottery process.
Give families the ability to check a student’s lottery status and/or waitlist position anytime on their Synergy Lottery status page. The waitlist updates automatically as students accept school placements.
Provide families with the appropriate online registration or verification packets for their students when they accept their placement.
Allow parents to view screens and receive emails in their preferred language.
Access lottery setup and management screens conveniently in Synergy Online Registration.
Run a test of any lottery in your test or training environment to ensure that results are accurate and consistent with expectations.
Require that every application is marked as reviewed to ensure that all eligible students are included when a lottery is run.
Present lottery runs in real-time while protecting sensitive student information.
Track the complete change history for every lottery run in case an audit trail is required for application or placement process transparency. Easily differentiate parent and staff changes in color-coded Review mode.