Nearly 500 slots have been filled at the New Willow Charter Academy in Lafayette.
Officials from National Heritage Academies hosted an open lottery on Thursday to determine which children would be accepted. The school received 538 applications for the 492 available slots. The remaining 46 students were placed on a waiting list.
Willow Charter Academy is a free public charter school serving kindergarten through fifth grade. The school is scheduled to open in the fall of this year.