ATS Lottery



Common Sense School 2021-2023

National Blue Ribbon School 2019, 2012 and 2004
Common Sense School 2018-2020
Governor’s Award for Educational Excellence Award 2018, 2017, 2008-2012
#1 Public Elementary School in Virginia and DC Metropolitan Area ( 2016 and 2017
Virginia Board of Education Distinguished Achievement Award 2016
Virginia Board of Education Excellence Award 2013-2015
“On Purpose: How Great School Cultures Form Strong Character” (Chapter 8) 2011
National Schools of Character finalist 2007 and 2008
Parent Involvement School of Excellence 2006


The process for applying to option schools will be handled centrally through the APS Welcome Center. The application and instructions for the process are online at For application assistance, please contact the APS Welcome Center at 703-228-8000 or

Applications for the 2022-23 Kindergarten – Grade 5 classes will be accepted February 1, 2023 – April 15, 2023 by 4:00 p.m. All parents, including parents of ATS VPI students and those who have a sibling entering kindergarten must complete the application process. The lottery will be held on April 2023. Families will be notified of their status through SchoolMint by April 23. Parents must accept or decline an offer of admission by May 2023.