Lottery/Application Information

All new students interested in attending FAST for the 2021-2022 school year are required to submit an application to our lottery.   The lottery for the 2021-2022 school year will open in January 2021.

  • Lottery application window opens at 12:00pm on January 1, 2021
  • Lottery application window closes at 12:00pm on February 3, 2021

All students who apply to the lottery after 12:00pm on February 3, 2021 will automatically be placed on the waitlist in the order received.  All applications are digitally date and time stamped.

As a reminder, all students must live within the Fulton County Schools district to attend FAST.  To verify your address is zoned for Fulton County Schools, click HERE.


Lottery Weighting

The FAST charter was amended to include a weighted lottery beginning with the 2021-2022 school year.  Students who qualify for and identify economically disadvantaged status in their lottery application will receive an additional weight of up to 7:1 in the lottery.  FAST will continue to employ a weighted lottery until our school-wide population of students eligible for free and reduced lunch is 25%.

Lottery Preference

After current FAST students have claimed a seat for a given school year, preference is given as follows:

  • Siblings of current FAST students
  • Children of current FAST Governing Board members and FAST employees

To ensure fair and equitable access to enrollment at FAST, the school will employ a family pull lottery process whereby one identifier will be assigned to a family.  The family will be pulled as a group and children will be placed in order into grades with the understanding that demand in each grade may be uneven.

A current student will be defined as a student enrolled and attending school prior to the lottery.  Sibling preference will not be employed during or after the lottery for entry in the school year for which the lottery was held.