Lottery Information

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    Highland's Class of 2024

     

    To attend Highland students must be chosen through a random lottery that happens each year in March. Being chosen during the lottery places the student on a conditionally attending list. The student must still meet the criteria for their 8th grade year to be accepted to attend Highland.  

    To apply to Highland please use the Gaston County School Choice Application and select Highland. 

    Lottery Dates:
    • Application materials will be available through the GCS School Choice Webpage starting January 6.
    • Highland's Lottery Open house will be Tuesday, February 18, 2020 from 5:30 to 7 p.m..
    • Applications are due February 28. All applications must be submitted online by this date. 
    • Lottery is March 17, 2020 at 4 pm in the school auditorium. All prospective students and families are invited to attend.

     

    Lottery Application Materials - All applications must be submitted online by February 28 through the Gaston County School Choice Application system.
      

     

    All students in the class of 2024 must meet the following criteria to be included in the lottery process:

     
    Requirements to Apply
    Students  must  meet  these  criteria  to be  include  in the  initial  phase  of the  lottery  process  at the Highland School of Technology:
    • Student and parent/legal guardian must reside in Gaston County.
    • 7th grade overall “C” or 70 numerical grade average
    • 7th grade Reading EOG score at Level III/IV/V. 
    • 7th grade Math EOG score at Level III/IV/V
    • Good standing in conduct for grade seven.
    • Attendance at 94% or above in grade seven (medical exceptions are considered). 
    • Application submitted through GCS School Choice Application by February 28, 2019
     
    Requirements for Admission
    Students must meet these criteria to receive final acceptance to the Highland School of Technology or to remain on the waiting list:
    • Student and parent/legal guardian must reside in Gaston County.
    • 8th grade overall “C” or 70 minimum grade average.
    • 8th grade Math EOG at Level III/IV/V or 8th grade Math I EOC at Level III/IV/V.
    • 8th grade Reading EOG at Level III/IV/V.
    • Good standing in conduct for grade eight.
    • Attendance at 94% or above in grade eight (medical exceptions are considered). 
      
    Requirements for Continued Enrollment
    • Student and parent/legal guardian must maintain residency in Gaston County.
    • Maintain a 2.0 grade point average.
    • Maintain good conduct.Maintain at least 94% attendance (medical exceptions are considered).
    Students who withdraw from Highland will not be allowed to re-enroll at Highland unless they go through an administrative appeal process.