The School Selection Process At A Glance
Step 2: Rank your school selections
Step 3: Complete the compact If you are not
able to visit a school, compacts and detailed
school information are available at
the Student Placement Office. A School Compact is a one- or two-page form that outlines each 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.
Most schools expect families to visit the school and all 9th grade schools expect parents and students to sign a compact agreement with the school before the January 29th deadline. You will have a much better chance of attending your first choice school if you meet these expectations.
Compacts are available at the Student Placement Office, 131 West Broad Street, (585) 262-8241.