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Enrollment / School Choice

Enrollment Graphic
Ashburnham Westminster Regional School District serves the towns of Ashburnham and Westminster Massachusetts.  These schools serve the following grades / towns:
Enrollment Procedure
  • Determine which school your student will attend based on the above information.
  • Gather the required information indicated in the Proof of Residency Form.  Birth certificate and current immunizations will also need to be submitted when registering.  These documents will be uploaded to the registration portal.
  • Complete registration paperwork in Registration Portal.
  • Contact the Central Office (978-827-1434 or [email protected]) for further information on how to register your student.
Additional Information
  • Students in grades 6 - 12 may need to meet with a guidance counselor prior to starting school in order to select appropriate courses.
  • A student may be enrolled by a parent, foster parent, caseworker or court-appointed legal guardian.
  • For families relocating to Ashburnham or Westminster, enrollment is ongoing and there is no deadline to enroll your student.
Please note: Our registration process has moved online! Please create an account in the system linked below and complete the registration paperwork for your desired school.

 School Choice Graphic
At the 5/5/2023 School Committee meeting the following school choice seats were made are available for the 2023 - 2024 school year:
J.R. Briggs Elementary School
  • No seats available / approved
Meetinghouse School
  • No seats available / approved
Westminster Elementary School
  • No seats available / approved
Overlook Middle School
  • No seats available / approved
Oakmont Regional High School
  • 25 school choice seats were approved.
School Choice applications are now being accepted for the 2024-2025 school year.  School Choice seats are typically approved and filled in early spring.  Due to this, it is highly recommended to return school choice forms by March 1st.  Applications received AFTER March 1st, but before any selections will still be considered equally among the lottery. If an application is received after the lottery has completed, the application will be put on a waiting list.
Historically, decisions on School Choice slots are not made until the end of May in AWRSD.
Please note: Our School Choice application has moved online! Please create an account in the system linked below and complete the application for School Choice for your desired school.
Additional School Choice Information
  • Although we accept students under school choice, the number of slots per grade level varies on a yearly basis. We try to treat all requests equitably and cannot make any commitments until the principals determine how many slots, if any, they have available at each grade level.
  • There is no cost to you for sending your child to our district.
  • Applications are not based on a first-come first-serve basis. If there are slots available and there are more students looking to get in than there are seats available it then becomes a lottery.
  • Once a child is accepted into the District under school choice he/she may continue to attend school until they graduate.
  • If you have a child already enrolled in the District under school choice, his/her sibling shall receive priority for admission if there are school choice slots available.
  • Applications are not discriminated against on the basis of physical handicap or special needs.
  • Parents are encouraged to have a back-up plan if their child is NOT accepted.
  • Massachusetts General Law, Chapter 76, Section 12B (j) permits public schools to establish terms for accepting nonresident choice students.
  • Massachusetts General Law, Chapter 71, Section 37L; Chapter 71, Section 37H (e); permits public schools to review the student’s complete school record.