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NEW HAVEN PUBLIC SCHOOLS ENROLLMENT 2013
New Haven Public Schools (NHPS) offers New Haven and suburban residents a wide array of school choices -- Magnet Schools, Charter Schools and Neighborhood Schools. Enrolling your child in school is a big step and we want to be sure you both pick out a school that is right for your child and apply correctly to that school. Please note that the admissions processes and timelines are different for different kinds of schools, and that your child may have either attendance zone, sibling preference, or both. New Haven Public Schools admit students without admission requirements, tests, or pre-requisites, but families must apply to particular schools to indicate their desire to attend that school, whether the school is a magnet school or a neighborhood school.
Magnet School Enrollment Process:
The Magnet School Enrollment process applies for New Haven Magnet Schools, Charter Schools, and several ACES programs. These schools enroll students from all over New Haven, and in many cases from suburban towns, by offering a specialized high-quality curriculum. Please note that many New Haven Magnet Schools also have attendance zones, so that New Haven students who live in that zone have preference for admission for a portion of the available seats if they apply in the Magnet School Enrollment process. Please see www.newhavenmagnetschools.com for more details.
Key Dates: Magnet Applications due Feb. 15; Magnet Lottery on March 12
Neighborhood School Enrollment Process:
Neighborhood schools give New Haven families the choice of sending their child to a school that is closer to home and strongly rooted in the community. Like all New Haven Public Schools, neighborhood schools offer students access to quality education with talented teachers, a rigorous curriculum and the chance to be a part of our nationally recognized School Change Initiative. Enrollment into a Neighborhood School happens in three steps, depending on the grade-level and where students are enrolled currently. See the registration tab and FAQs at www.nhps.net for more detail
· Students entering Kindergarten from NHPS-affiliated preschool program: Rollover applications due April 12; School Placements and/or Lottery on April 26
· Student entering Kindergarten who are new to NHPS: Kindergarten applications due May 31, School Placements and/or Lottery on June 14
· Students entering other grades and/or late arriving Kindergarten students: All other school placements happen after July 1 through a first-come first-serve assignment process
Due to the seat limitations, there is no guarantee that any child will be placed in a particular school. However, the NHPS admission processes are now designed to give preference both to students residing within the attendance zone of one of their school choices and to those applicants that already have a brother or sister currently attending their school choice. Students who have both preferences will be admitted first. IMPORTANT: You can find out what NHPS school serves your street address by visiting www.nhps.net and clicking on the Registration tab at the top of the page. Then go to “Registration Street Listing.” For more detail on the admission preferences, see the FAQ in the registration section of the www.nhps website.
Detailed Enrollment Timelines and Dates
Magnet School Fairs.
The Citywide Magnet School Fair The Inter-District Magnet School Fair
6-8 p.m., January 9 12-2 p.m., January 12
Floyd Little Athletic Center, 480 Sherman Parkway Career High School, 140 Legion Ave.
(Next to Hillhouse High School)
MAGNET SCHOOL ENROLLMENT DATES
· January 2 – Magnet Applications available
· February 15 – Deadline for turning in a Magnet Application, submitted either online or to the Magnet Office at 54 Meadow Street, New Haven
· March 12 – Magnet school placement through the Magnet Lottery
· March 28 – Deadline for accepting or declining a Magnet School seat for students new to NHPS
NEIGHBORHOOD SCHOOL ENROLLMENT: Neighborhood school enrollment happens through three steps, depending on the grade level and current enrollment of applicants:
1. “Roll-over” Enrollment for students already enrolled in a NHPS Head Start or a School Readiness preschool program
2. New Student Enrollment for all incoming Kindergarten students not currently enrolled in a NHPS Head Start or a School Readiness preschool program
3. Enrollment for upper grades and transfers between neighborhood schools
ROLLOVER KINDERGARTEN ENROLLMENT DATES
(NHPS Head Start and School Readiness students only)
· April 1 – 12: Enrollment period for parents who wish to “roll over” their child from a NHPS Head Start or School Readiness program to Kindergarten at their Neighborhood School. **Please contact your preschool to find out if it qualifies as a NHPS-affiliated Head Start or School Readiness program.
· April 26 – Roll-over placement, when all roll-over applicants are placed. There will be a lottery for schools that have more applicants than the number of Kindergarten seats available.
· May 10 – For students accepted into a Magnet School and Neighborhood School, parents must choose one school and inform the Registration Office by May 10.
NEW STUDENT KINDERGARTEN ENROLLMENT
· May 1 – 31: Enrollment period for new students entering Kindergarten at Neighborhood Schools
· June 14 – New student placement, when all new kindergarten applicants are placed into schools. There will be a Lottery for schools that have more applicants than the number of Kindergarten seats available.
SUMMER ENROLLMENT (K-12)
· July 1 – Upper grade enrollment and transfers begin, on a first-come first-serve basis