Ladd K-8 Lottery For 6/7/8 Grades

  • The Ladd K-8 Lottery is open from Monday, February 5 to Wednesday, April 10 for all FNSBSD 6th, 7th, 8th graders in the 2024-2025 school year.  If you have difficulty applying, please call us at 907-451-1700, option 2.

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  • Online Lottery Application

Lottery Details

  • In the upcoming 2024-25 school year, 6th, 7th and 8th grades will be offered in an innovative K-8 model. 

    The  6th, 7th & 8th grades at this school are open to all students in the district.  District bussing is available only for the students in the school's attendance area or students in the Tanana attendance area can take the bus there and walk to Ladd. The 6/7/8 lottery process takes the place of the “out of attendance area” application for 6th, 7thand 8thgraders at this school.

    For additional information about the Ladd Elementary School Grade 6/7/8 lottery, please visit our K-8 webpage at We are also happy to answer any questions by calling Ladd, 907-451-1700 option 2.

    Interested in enrolling? The district uses an online lottery portal to collect, verify, and process applications. (Students already attending 6th and 7th grades at Ladd do not need to reapply if they wish to remain here for 7th and 8th grades.)

    • First round lottery application period: February 5 - April 10
    • After the first round of the lottery closes on April 10, parents will be notified of their student's enrollment on April 17 and will need to confirm acceptance by April 22.
    • The K-8 Options lottery enrollment portal will reopen April 18 and students will be enrolled in the order in which they are received, on a space-available basis. If enrollment reaches capacity, student names will be added to a waitlist in the order in which they are received.
    • Current Ladd students, students in the Ladd attendance area, and students with siblings at Ladd will be given preference in the lottery.

    After the lottery application window closes on 4-10-2024, additions to the wait list will be accepted beginning April 18, 2024. These "late" applications will be added to the waitlist in the order in which they were received. No preferences will be applied to late applications.  Note: Only one Ladd Elementary Lottery application per student will be honored. Duplicate applications will be deleted from the lottery system."

Reasons To Choose K-8

  • Building Resiliency Through Relationships 6th, 7th & 8th graders will be embraced by our supportive and encouraging school community.
  • Rigorous & Personalized Learning Expectations Teachers that know each child will help develop goals alongside students and families.
  • Increased Stability Fewer school to school transitions helps establish a sense of belonging.
  • Small School Feel With Dedicated & Caring Staff Teachers in leadership grades work closely to support student needs.
  • Choice in Electives Students can select 16 different Encores throughout the year: music, movement and & more
  • Leadership Opportunities Opportunities from office aides to academic tutors to peer mediators

K-8 Tour of Ladd

  • As part of the district's strategic plan to provide more choice for students and parents, Ladd Elementary School will include 6th, 7th and 8th grades for the 2023-2024 academic year.  Use the online lottery application above if you are interested in 6th, 7th, or 8th grade.  If you are currently attending 6th or 7th grade at Ladd, no need to reapply, but we will reach out to you to confirm.

Building Resilient Leaders at Ladd

  • At Ladd Elementary, you will find a school that serves over 80% of military-connected children, as well as children from the Fairbanks community. They bring geographically diverse backgrounds, which brings a wealth of experience and knowledge on which to build and celebrate. The following approaches help students develop as leaders and find success at Ladd: forming relationships, building resilience, providing consistency, and helping students with transitions both social-emotionally and academically.

  • Leopard Leaders: 6th, 7th, & 8th Graders

  • What will K-8 look like at Ladd?

  • Will my student be ready for High School?

  • Ladd Leopard Positive Pledge

Ladd K-8 Brochure

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Last Modified on February 3, 2024