The will hold its annual public lottery to for its sixth grade class for the 2012-13 school year.
With more than 200 applications filed, the school has decided to accept 126 students for grade six for the Class of 2015. There are 92 students in the Class of 2014. (There were 150 lottery applicants.)
The McAuliffe Regional Charter Public School is a middle school, with grades 6, 7 and 8.
The school will be hiring more teachers in order to accommodate the planned increase in enrollment, including adding a special education teacher.
In 2012-13 school year, the school will have 306 students, the largest number of students that can attend McAuliffe as named in the school's charter, said Director Kristin Harrison in a press release. Presently, there are about 270 students.
"Over the summer, school leaders plan to apply to the state's Department of Elementary and Education to expand the size of the school in future years. This expansion will happen in conjunction with the school moving into a new facility," the release added.
Siblings are accepted first among the 200-plus applicants.
Then students from Ashland, Framingham, Holliston, Hopkinton, Marlborough, Natick, Southborough and Sudbury, who applied for admission will be selected in the public lottery to be held in the school's gymnasium on Thursday, March 15 at 6 p.m.
Students are drawn at random by a neutral party. When all 6th grade seats are filled, the regional and then non-regional applicants will be drawn at random to build a waitlist. The school will accept applicants off of the waitlist as openings are available.
All lottery applications must be submitted to the school by 3 p.m. on Wednesday, March 14.
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