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Enrollment lottery Monday night for Spokane's first public charter school

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SPOKANE, Wash. -

An enrollment lottery will be held Monday night for parents trying to get their kids enrolled in PRIDE Prep, Spokane's first authorized public charter school. 

As of Monday afternoon, PRIDE Prep has received a record number of applicants, with more than 200 students applying for 150 available seats. The enrollment lottery is open to the public and is expected to draw families and students from across Spokane. 

PRIDE Prep is a school for 6th through 12th grade students. For the 2015-2016 school year, PRIDE Prep will enroll students for 6th and 7th grades. Each subsequent year, PRIDE prep will add one additional grade. For example, the 2016-2017 school year, PRIDE will serve students in the 6th, 7th and 8th grade. By 2021, PRIDE will serve students from 6th through 12th grade.

“We have been very encouraged by the interest and the number of enrollment applications we've received,” said Dr. Brenda McDonald, PRIDE Prep's CEO and founder. “It shows the community's interest in having additional public school choices. While it will be difficult to not have enough seats for every student who wants to attend PRIDE Prep, we are looking forward to celebrating alongside the families and kids who will be a part of our inaugural class.”

The event will be held at 5:30 pm on Monday, March 2, at Spokane Community College in the Lair Auditorium.

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