School Choice Enrollment Process

NHPS is committed to ensuring all students are engaged in their learning.  The School Choice Program supports students' educational success by offering a diverse set of schools with unique themes and programming designed to engage students' interest.  The program is open to students in grades PK3 - 12th.
Through an application process, families have the opportunity to select up to four schools. High School applicants, residing in New Haven,  have the opportunity to select an academy/program within their attendance zone school.
In order to ensure equitable placement of students, the School Choice program relies on computer-based program to assign students to schools. The system is based on placement procedures ordered by preferences (Attendance zone,Sibling and Siblings Applying Together). The preference is applied at the choice level (1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th) of the selected school.  Applicants with a preference at a particular school are placed or assigned a waitlist number before applicants who do not have a preference. 
Please note:  Families with students entering Kindergarten and Grade 9 must submit an application to ensure placement for the start of next school year (August 2018). 

For more information and to apply on-line visit the NHPS Choice Program website:
Application Period Opens:  Thursday, January 25, 2018
Application Period Closes:  Sunday, March 4, 2018
Release of Placement Information: Wednesday, April 4, 2018
Interdistrict Magnet School Expo: 
Saturday, January 20 from 11am to 2pm
HIgh School in the Community
175 Water St., New Haven, CT 06511
(This expo features only those schools which serve New Haven and residents in surrounding towns)
Info Session (Presentation & Roundtable Discussion): 11am to 12pm
Meet & Greet: 12pm to 2pm
All-School Expo:
Thursday, January 25 from 5:30p to 8:00p
Floyd Athletic Center: 480 Sherman Parkway
New Haven, CT 06511
(This expo features the all New Haven schools)
High School Info Session: 6pm to 7pm
All-School Expo:
Saturday, February 3rd from 11a to 2p
John S. Martinez: 100 James Street
New Haven, CT 06513
(This expo features the all New Haven schools)
Kindergarten Info Session: 1p to 2p
Contact the Choice & Enrollment Office at 475-220-1430 or 475-220-1431.
In addition to the events listed above, each school will host Open Houses/Tours. This is a great opportunity to see the school in action and meet with school leaders and teachers.
To view the Open House Schedule for all schools visit