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Lottery Policy

Except for existing pupils at OMI who will fill out an “Intent to Re-enroll” form, if the number of Candidates applying exceeds the number of spaces available for the 2018-2019 school year, a public lottery will be held to randomly select those Candidates who will be considered for acceptance. The lottery if needed will be held on  Monday, March 5th, 2018 on the OMI campus at 4PM. The Public is welcome to attend. A notification about whether the lottery is needed will be posted to the OMI website at www.oakmil.org by 8AM on  Friday,  March 2nd, 2018.

 

The following are procedures used for the lottery. The OMI administration will determine the number of available spaces for each grade based on the number of current Cadets who have returned their “Intent to Re-enroll” forms. Generally, there are  120 spaces for incoming 6th-grade Cadets, and each grade level cannot exceed 120 Cadets total, however, the OMI administration reserves the right to adjust those numbers based on class size policies and budgetary considerations.

 

Per our Charter, preference in the lottery will be given to the following Candidates in this order:

 

1) Siblings of current OMI Cadets

2) Children of OMI employees or board members

3) Candidates who reside in Oakland Unified School District boundaries

4) California residents from outside the OUSD attendance boundaries

 

All prospective Candidates who have submitted a complete application packet prior to the February 16th, 2018 deadline will have their names entered into the random drawing. If needed, 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.

 

  • Candidates selected in the lottery for an available space must give notification of acceptance by March 29, 2018, and must attend Parent Orientation with a parent or guardian and successfully complete Summer Entrance Camp in order to qualify for admission to OMI
  • Candidates that are placed on the waiting list must attend Parent Orientation with a parent or guardian and successfully complete Summer Entrance Camp in order to qualify for admission to OMI
  • Candidates who submit their completed application after the February  16th, 2018, deadline will be placed on the waiting list only after the lottery has been executed, in the order in which they are received. All Candidates must attend Parent Orientation with a parent or guardian and successfully complete Summer Entrance Camp in order to qualify for admission to OMI. Notification will be emailed and text messaged to those late Candidates.
 

If a lottery is held, Candidates will be notified by email or text message of the results of the lottery and their place on the waiting list if applicable. If a Candidates is placed on the waiting list, their position on the list will only kept for the 2018-2019 school year. They must reapply for the 2019-2020 school year. If the Administration determines that any information provided on an application has been intentionally misrepresented, the application shall be invalidated.

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Notice of Non-Discrimination Policy

 

The Oakland Military Institute is non-sectarian in its programs, admission policies, employment practices, and all other operations; does not charge tuition; and does not discriminate on the basis of the characteristics listed in the Education Code Section 220 (actual or perceived disability, gender, nationality, race or ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation or any other characteristics that is contained in the definition of hate crimes set forth in Section 422.55 of the Penal Code of association with an individual who has any of the aforementioned characteristics).