BRIGHTON — Eagle Ridge Academy held its first enrollment lottery in the school’s history Friday. Enrollment offers were extended to 140 of 158 freshman applicants. The remaining 18 applicants were put on the wait list.
“I’m thrilled that our academics are strong enough to prompt such a large demand for attendance at our school,” Principal Ben Ploeger said a news release. “I only wish that we had more available seats so that we could accommodate new students.”
According to Ploeger, the demand for enrollment at Eagle Ridge Academy exceeded the number of available seats, compelling the academy to conduct his first enrollment lottery. He attributed the increased interest in enrollment to the school’s “continuing enrichment of its academic offerings and strengths” and said the community’s wish for students to attend Eagle Ridge Academy has grown each year since the school’s inception in 2010.
Eagle Ridge Academy is expected to begin the 2013-14 school year with approximately 460 students.