Step 1: BEGIN

Let’s begin by getting the basics! After reading through the Step 1: BEGIN section you should have a solid sense of what types and varieties of schools are in the Portland area, what your options might be, and how the Lottery Choice system generally works. If your child is an outlier in some way, we give you some basic tips and things to consider. We’ll also cover timing to help you plot out the calendar for the steps you’ll take to find a favorable elementary school. 

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