A schoolwide lottery will be held for each grade level Thursday, March 30th at 4PM in Regimental Hall at the Oakland Military Institute. Per our Charter, preference in the lottery will be given to the following applicants in this order: 1) Siblings of current OMI cadets; 2) Children of OMI employees or board members; 3) Applicants who reside in Oakland Unified School District boundaries; 4) California residents from outside the OUSD attendance boundaries. All prospective students who have submitted a complete application packet will have their names entered into the random drawing. Separate lotteries will be held for each grade level and names will be pulled randomly and assigned a lottery number. Spaces will be filled as they are available, and those who are not offered a space will be placed on the waiting list in the order their names are drawn. Students selected in the lottery for an available space and those who are placed on the waiting list must attend and successfully complete the Summer Entrance Camp in order to qualify for admission to OMI.
Applicants will be notified in writing and/or by email of the results of the lottery and their place on the waiting list if applicable. If n applicant is placed on the waiting list, their position on the list will only kept for the 2017-2018 school year. They must reapply for the 2018-2019 school year. If the Administration determines that any information provided on an application has been intentionally misrepresented, the application shall be invalidated.