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2021-2022 Lottery Information

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The 2021-2022 lottery was conducted by Johnson, Hickey & Murchison, P.C. and held Friday, January 15, 2021. Letters were sent home with your student's confirmation number.

There were 29 PreK 3 and 32 PreK 4 applicants entered into the lottery.
Open placements:
PreK3 | 19
PreK4 | 18

All Hamilton County residents that submitted completed applications for students entering Kindergarten, 1st grade and 2nd grade will be sent an acceptance letter for the upcoming school year. Per our Charter Authority, MEHP shall not admit students whose parents or guardians are not residents of Hamilton County. More information on Non-Resident Attendance can be found HERE.

All Hamilton County residents that submitted completed student applications for each girl entering the 5th grade class will be accepted pending full enrollment of this class. If the class does not reach 25 students by May 31, 2021, MEHP will not open a 5th grade class.

As of January 14, 2021, open placement for 5th grade girls is 19 students. Applications for 5th grade will be accepted on a first come first served basis until full enrollment is reached. Then, all applicants will be placed on a waiting list and contacted if placements open. 

For lottery and admissions inquiries, please email info@mehp.org or call 423.702.7230.

MEHP Lottery Process

Click below to view our policies and guidelines concerning the lottery process.

Frequently Asked Questions

A charter school is created and organized by a community group and given special permission by the Local Educational Authority (Hamilton County Department of Education) to operate in the district. Charter schools operate differently. They may use a different grading system, teaching approaches, discipline strategies, or hold longer school hours and/or a longer school year. Charter schools receive public funds, but must also raise private funds to cover expenses such as building and transportation costs, as well as any other special program or equipment required.

The Tennessee legislature passed legislation in July 2011 that opened up charter school eligibility requirements. Any student eligible for promotion and living in Hamilton County is eligible to attend MEHP. We will only fill the following grades for the 2021-2022 school year: PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, and 2nd. In addition, we have decided to accept applications for 5th grade girls that will form a cohort and transition to CGLA following the 2021-2022 academic year.

We will be forced into a lottery only if there are more applicants than spaces available for either the school or a single grade. For more information about our lottery process, click HERE.

Yes, transportation is provided for students in kindergarten and above, but is limited to a certain service area. Please contact us to learn more about our service area.

MEHP is a public charter school meaning there is NO TUITION.

You will be notified following the closing of the application period. This notification will let you know if your student is eligible, or if a lottery is required. If a lottery is necessary, a lottery date will be included in your letter and posted on the MEHP website.

The first step is to submit a completed application. A completed application includes your student's report card, attendance record and disciplinary report. Make sure that your contact information is correct and updated if needed. You will then wait for the close of the application period, to find out if a lottery is required. If a lottery is not required, acceptance letters will be mailed beginning in January 2021.

You may still submit an application for admission. If your child is eligible, they will be placed on the waiting list.

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