Reeves RAMS Program 2024-2025

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Reeves RAMS Program 2024-2025

Reeves Arts and Music School (RAMS)

2024-2025 Enrollment Process

We are pleased that you are interested in having your student consider the Olympia School District Reeves Arts and Music School. Here is the information that you will need to know in order to enroll your student in the lottery process.

RAMS Information Night Flyer (2024)

Step 1

You are encouraged to attend a parent/student RAMS information night at Reeves Middle School on Tuesday, February 13, 2024, from 6:00-7:00 p.m.

  • Location: Reeves Middle School library

  • Contact Info: [email protected] or (360) 596-3400

Step 2

Parents/Guardians fill out the application via the link below.

  • RAMS Application (opening in a new window) 

  • Application Deadline: All student applications are due on or before Friday, March 15, 2024 by 4pm to be considered for the lottery.

Step 3

Parents will be notified of the lottery results by 4:00 PM on Friday, March 22, 2024. Please make sure to update your information online in Family Access because that will be the method of notification.

Step 4

If selected for the RAMS program, complete the acceptance form no later than 4:00 PM on, Friday, March 29, 2024.

Selection Rules and Procedures for the Lottery:

  1. Students must be entering 6th, 7th or 8th grade in the fall of 2024
  2. In-district applicants have priority over out-of-district applicants.


  1. Anyone entering middle school can join Reeves Arts & Middle School. We do not have criteria based on test scores for our Arts program. We only ask that all families thoroughly read the RAMS brochure in order to have a full understanding of our program and to ensure it will be a good fit for your family and your child.
  2. All applicants who apply before Friday, March 15th, 2024 will be given a number and submitted into a random lottery. The lottery will be attended by the principal and the RAMS teachers.
  3. Families of students will be notified by email within one week of the lottery and invited to formally enroll in the program. 
  4. Families of students who were not offered an enrollment slot in RAMS will be placed on a waiting list in the order that their lottery number was drawn, and families will be notified by email where they landed on the waiting list. 
  5. Families will have a deadline to accept or decline the invitation to enroll in the program. Those families who decline placement for the 2024-2025 school year will have their names removed from the lottery list but may reapply the following year to enter the lottery again.  
  6. As spots open up, families on the waiting list will be notified and will be given 7 days from the date of notification to accept or decline the invitation to enroll in the program.
  7. For the following school years, returning students who have successfully completed the current year and have submitted a re-enrollment form will continue in the program.  
  8. If spots open during the school year, they will be offered to the person based on the remaining waiting list. Late applicants will be added to the waiting list based on the order that they are received.
  9. Each year, a new lottery will be held for the incoming sixth-grade class and openings in the seventh and eighth-grade program. A new waiting list will be established each year.