Enrollment Lottery


Note: Applications submitted after the closing of the lottery application period will automatically be added to the waitlist.

As a part of the California public school system, Heritage Elementary is excited to open its doors to all interested students. It is our goal to provide each parent with educational choice. With interest in Heritage Elementary at an all-time high, our school is currently receiving more requests for enrollment than we can accept. To ensure fairness in our selection process, Heritage Elementary follows state and local guidelines, which require us to hold a lottery whenever the number of applicants we receive exceeds our capacity. Applicants will be selected solely on the basis of the lottery results, in accordance with established priorities.

Students who live within the Escondido Union School District boundaries will be given priority in the lottery. If your student is selected in the lottery, you will be required to submit two forms of proof of residence, to verify eligibility and priority status. In California, all kindergarten applicants for the 2024-25 school year must have turned five years old by September 1, 2024. An original birth certificate must be provided upon selection. 

NOTE: Falsifications, misrepresentations, and omissions will disqualify your application. All information you provide will remain confidential and not be shared with any other person/entity for any purpose. 

To apply for the lottery, please click on the “Lottery Application” button at the top of the page and fill out the online application. 

  • The lottery application period opens on Tuesday, October 10, 2023.
  • The lottery application period closes on Friday, February 9, 2024 at 3:30 PM.

The lottery will be held during the Heritage K-8 Charter School Board meeting on Wednesday, February 28, 2024, in the Multi-Purpose Room on the Heritage Elementary Campus, located at 1855 East Valley Parkway, Escondido, CA 92027. You do not need to be present to participate. You will be notified of the lottery results by mail following the meeting.

If your student does not receive a low-enough lottery number to be admitted to the school at this time, his/her name will be placed on a wait list (in the order in which his/her number was drawn). That wait list will be used to fill any vacancies that may occur during the school year.

Providing the highest level of service is important to us. Elena Sanchez will be available to assist you as you navigate through this process. She can be reached at:

Elena Sanchez
Heritage Elementary School