Secondary Lottery Magnet Schools

November 23, 2020 - December 18, 2020 at 11:59 p.m.

San Bernardino City Unified School District (SBCUSD) parents whose children will be attending middle school next school year have several options. They may decide to let their children attend their home school, or they may apply to have their children attend one of the very successful Cesar E. Chavez Middle School, Richardson PREP HI, or Rodriguez PREP Academy.

Students must meet all eligibility criteria to apply. Applications will only be processed and accepted online given the current Covid-19 pandemic. Online applications for the 2021-2022 school year can be accessed by scanning the qr codes below or click on the left menu.

The deadline for applications to be submitted is December 18, 2020 at 11: 59 p.m.

Parents of eligible students may submit online applications for their student to attend one or all of these programs. Admission will be determined by a random lottery drawing of all qualified applicants on January 20, 2021. Once a student’s name is drawn and assigned a lottery number, the student will be placed according to their school preference(s) and space availability. Each student will only be accepted into one school.

To qualify for admission in any of the programs, students must live within the San Bernardino City Unified School District attendance boundaries. Students must have earned Standard nearly met, Standard met, or Standard exceeded in both English language arts and math on the most recent California Assessment of School Performance and Progress (CAASPP) adopted or equivalent state test, have no more than 15 unexcused absences during the prior and current school year, and must have maintained acceptable behavior during the current school year as reported by the school principal and as evidenced by no more than two off-campus suspensions.

The random drawing will be held on January 20, 2021 and premiered on the district’s YouTube channel found at The drawing time will begin at 5 p.m. for all three schools. Students and parents are not required to tune in during the drawing. Parents will receive official letters with their child’s lottery number in February 2021.


Scan the QR Code below to access the application or click here to access the application in English.
Scan to access the English application

Scan the QR Code below to access the application or click here to access the application in Spanish.
Scan to access the Spanish application

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