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The School Selection Process At A Glance
Step 1: Learn about your school options
Elementary and Secondary booklets offer an overview of all school choice options for next September. View 2017-18 booklets and applications for:
Families may contact the Office of Student Placement & Equity to speak to a School Selection Specialist at any time to begin registration.
Step 2: Rank your school selections
Talk with your child and rank each school offering based on their interests and each school's unique features. Visiting a school by arranging an in-school visit could help you make the most informed choice.
Step 3: Gather the documents you need / Complete the compact and interview expectations
Pre-Kindergarten (ages 3 & 4): Before applying, please visit our Pre-K website for a current booklet and more information about program locations. Be sure you have the proper documents needed for registration before visiting the Student Placement Office to register.
Kindergarten: Before applying, please be sure you have the proper documents needed for registration before visiting the Student Placement Office to register.
7th and 9th grade: A School Compact is a one- or two-page form that outlines each high school’s expectations and requirements. Typical points addressed in compacts include adherence to the District’s Code of Conduct; academic expectations; special orientation or learning time requirement; and school policies, such as cell phone rules or dress code. While compacts are not legal requirements, students and parents are expected to understand and agree to the school’s expectations. The compact process encourages families to visit schools and meet with administrators before making their top choices. Families who have signed a school’s compact will get preferential placement in the lottery.
All high school compacts are available at the Student Placement Office, 131 West Broad Street, (585) 262-8241.
Return completed applications to the Office of Student Placement & Equity.
When applying for Kindergarten, please be sure you have the proper documents needed for registration (see step 3) and visit Student Placement to complete your enrollment.
When will I be notified? You will be notified of your Kindergarten, 7th, or 9th-grade placement in May. High school students accepted by application schools can choose admission to that school or enroll in their lottery placement school.
What if we speak another language other than English at home? Parents of children who speak a language other than English can arrange for a language assessment for their child by calling (585) 324-3220. The assessment will help determine the best placement for the student in an academic program.