Enrollment Process

Design Tech is a free public charter school that values diversity in race, ethnicity, gender, socio-economic level, sexual orientation, physical ability, family structure and religion.

Registration for entry in grades nine and ten runs from January 8, and closes on February 28, 2019 for the March 7 lottery.

Design Tech is not accepting registrations for grades 11 and 12.

Lottery Registration

Follow these steps to register for the 2019-2020 school year:


Step 1 • Address Verification ➝

  • Prospective students must be current California residents to register for the lottery.

  • Address Verification: Sequoia & San Mateo UHS Districts
    Students in the Sequoia and San Mateo Union High School districts must complete address verification at the district office to be eligible for potential priorities. Deadline: February 15, 2019.

    Address Verification - San Mateo Union High School District Note new address! 650 N. Delaware Street, San Mateo, CA 94401 Tel. (650) 558-2299

    Address Verification - Sequoia Union High School District 480 James Ave, Redwood City, CA 94062 Tel. (650) 369-1411 ext. 22209

  • Address Verification: Other California Residents
    If your student receives an offer to enroll, and you accept the offer, address verification will be completed directly with d.tech during the enrollment process. However, the chances of receiving an offer are much reduced given the number of students with lottery priority has recently exceeded the number of spots available.

  • Students in Free or Reduced Price Meal Program (FRPM)
    Families of students in the FRPM program should email the FRPM letter from their district to the d.tech enrollment office by February 28, 2019 to be eligible for potential priority. Copies can be obtained from the district office.

Step 2 • Register for Lottery ➝

  • Register here between January 8, 2019 – February 28, 2019.

Registration Form Formulario de Inscripción

  • Answer all questions accurately.

  • Be sure to click ‘Next’ after completing each page until you are invited to review your registration. Then click ‘SUBMIT’.

  • You should receive an email confirmation within half an hour if your submission has been successful.

  • No registrations will be accepted after midnight on February 28 for any reason.

  • d.tech will email you details about the March 7 lottery and waitlist process on March 5.


  • The Lottery takes place on March 7, 2019, from 5:30 - 7 pm. Results are expected to be emailed by 7:30 pm.

  • The majority of families wait for lottery results to be emailed to them in the privacy of their homes. However, the lottery is held in public, and some families attend to wait and see if their numerical identifier is posted. Student names are not used at this event to protect family confidentiality. Further details will be emailed on March 5.

  • Visits for students who receive offers to enroll , and the first 25 students on the waitlist, have been reorganized.

    Please save the date for an Open House for students with offers, and their parent/guardians on Wednesday, March 13, 3:30 - 5:30 pm. The first 25 students (and parent/guardians) on the waitlist will also be invited. An invitation to shadow will also be issued with offer letters, and to the first 25 students on the waitlist.

  • The deadline for decision, online enrollment and all paperwork to be received by d.tech, is March 22 at 4:00 pm. After the deadline, incomplete enrollment offers will be rescinded, and the seat will be offered to the next student on the waitlist.