Is your child in need of a NEW school placement? Families, residing in DC, may take advantage of the My School DC common lottery to maximize their choices of the District’s many public schools (PK3-12). The common lottery allows new students to be placed at participating out-of-boundary schools through a single, random lottery. The common lottery opens on December 14, 2015. For more information about the lottery please visit this link My School DC Common Lottery SY 16-17.