Lottery Enrollment at Johnson STEAM Academy

Apply today to attend Johnson STEAM Academy Magnet School!

2018-2019 Johnson, Kenwood, Taylor, McKinley and Roosevelt Magnet School Lottery Information:

February 1, 2019

CRCSD Magnet School Lottery opens

March 1, 2019

Open Enrollment Deadline (Open Enrollment paperwork due)

March 8, 2019

CRCSD Magnet School Lottery Application Period closes at 11:59 pm

March 28, 2019

CRCSD Magnet school Lottery

On Lottery Enrollment to Johnson STEAM Academy Magnet School

The CRCSD uses a random computer generated Lottery for accepting students into a magnet school who reside outside a magnet school attendance zone. The CRCSD lottery is open to any student in grades K-8. Out of district students are welcomed to apply to a magnet school. Placement in the Lottery is based on availability for each grade level.

If a student living outside of a magnet school attendance zone wishes to attend a magnet school, they need to enter the magnet school Lottery.

If a student living outside of the Cedar Rapids Community School District Rapids wishes to attend a magnet school, they need to apply for Open Enrollment by March 1 and apply for the magnet school Lottery.

Johnson STEAM Academy lottery is open to students in grades K-5 and has a limited number of placements available. 

Lottery Application Process:

Students applying for placement in a magnet program must enter the lottery by completing an online application. In addition, applicants from outside of the Cedar Rapids Community School District may apply and must also complete and submit Open Enrollment paperwork by March 1. Submitting Open Enrollment paperwork does not bind you to attending a school in the District.


To better serve all students, families will be asked to identify their first and second choice for a magnet seed. All efforts will be made to place students in their first choice, however it is important to remember that this may not be possible given the level of interest in the magnet schools. It is also important to remember that students who live in the attendance zone are guaranteed a seat in their neighborhood attendance (magnet) school. 

The following placements will be applied when running the lottery pending availability of seats:

Magnet School Attendance Zone Residents

If you are a parent/guardian of a student who currently lives in the Johnson STEAM Academy neighborhood attendance zone, you DO NOT need to apply for the Lottery. If you have moved out, please contact the Main Office for a continuation form. 


Parents will be notified of Lottery results after March 28, 2019.  Parents will be notified of their child(ren)'s acceptance via phone and email.  Parents will have 24 hours to accept their child(ren)'s placement.  Upon acceptance, registration information will be sent.  Acceptance letters and registration materials are due back to the magnet school where you are accepting the lottery seat.  Magnet school registration materials are due to the magnet school.  If there are lottery seats remaining after the initial registration deadline, students in the applicant pool will be placed in any remaining open lottery seats.