To begin the 2016-2017 school year, all incoming 7th graders were given the option of applying to LSI. The 2017-2018 school year, LSI will grow an 8th grade class and welcome a new class of incoming 7th graders. LSI will maintain a 7th and 8th grade of approximately 300 students.
The application deadline for the 2017-2018 school year is May 26, 2017. If all seats are not filled by May 26th, registration will continue until full, and a waiting list will be maintained. Recruitment for the 2017-2018 school year will begin in March.
Lottery and Enrollment FAQ's:
How will the lottery work?
The lottery will take place if there are more students wanting to attend than there are spaces available. Quimby Oak students (intras) will have priority over students that are attending schools outside of our attendance area (inters). If you live within the Quimby Oak attendance area, applying to LSI is an automatic option. If you are out of district, or would like to apply for school choice, more details can be found on our school district's transfer policies: School Choice, Interdistrict Transfer Request, and Open Enrollment.
Will we need to re-enroll every year?
Once your student is enrolled in LSI, you will not need to re-enroll them again. It is understood, based on the application, that LSI is a two year commitment for 7th and 8th grade.
How do I apply to attend LSI?
LSI has an application form that needs to be submitted at the Quimby Oak Middle School office at 3190 Quimby Road San Jose, CA 95148. You may download the application directly from our website. The deadline for the 2016-2017 school year is Friday, May 27, 2016. Applications include a student essay submission. This submission is not evaluative, but a necessary component of our application process. We want all students to share with us why they've chosen LSI. It is an important part of building initial relationships with our potential student body. Applying to LSI is a family decision and we believe that students should also have a say in what works best for how they learn. Applications without an essay submission will not be accepted.
If my child does not get into LSI is my current placement secure?
Yes, if your child’s name is not pulled during the LSI lottery, they will remain at Quimby Oak Middle School and receive a Lobo Comprehensive Program (traditional) schedule.
Do you need any sort of special grades to get into the school?
Grades are not a determining factor. LSI is an option for all students in Quimby Oak Middle School's attendance area that choose to apply.