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Admission Lottery

Lottery Information

East Mountain High School enrolls new students through a lottery process. The enrollment period for the 2019-2020 school year is now closed. For 2020-2021 the Open Enrollment Period will be held from Monday, February 10, 2020, through Friday, March 13, 2020. EMHS expects to enroll 100 freshmen.

Siblings of currently attending EMHS students receive preference in the admissions process and do not have to go through the actual drawing of names. However, siblings must still submit a Lottery Form by the March 13 deadline. At EMHS, a sibling is defined as one who shares at least one biological parent or legal guardian and lives 50% of the time in the same household as a current EMHS student.

Lottery Enrollment Forms should be completed online at the East Mountain High School website. (If unable to do so, a paper form is available in the EMHS Main Office between 8:00am and 4:00pm.)  Transfer students (rising sophomores, juniors and seniors) should submit an unofficial transcript, including current grades and courses in progress, in addition to their Lottery Enrollment Form to verify accurate grade placement. Please be aware that a student will not be offered admission unless these materials have been received.   Unofficial transcripts, including current grades and courses in progress, should be directed to Carol Wirth, Registrar via email:, by fax: 505-281-4173 or in person.

Principal Smith and staff will be holding a Meet EMHS Night to introduce interested families to our unique small school community. It will be held on February 27, 2020 at 6:00 pm in the Community Room. Meet EMHS is an opportunity for families to hear from staff and students about the extraordinary culture at EMHS.

We will also be hosting an 8th Grade Day for students and families on Friday, March 13 from 9:30 am-12:15 pm. Students will have the chance to hear firsthand from students and teachers through experiencing campus life. While students are touring the campus and taking in EMHS there will be a question and answer session for parents. Lunch will be provided. Sign up for 8th Grade is required online here. You must sign up before Wednesday, March 11.

The EMHS Lottery will be held at 6:00pm on Thursday, March 19 in the EMHS Community Room to establish class enrollments and waiting list order. You need not be present at the lottery drawing to be admitted to EMHS.

For any questions about the lottery or enrolling in East Mountain High School, please contact Carol Wirth, Registrar, at: or 505-281-7400  x165.