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Enrollment / School Choice

 
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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.
  • Download the following registration forms (Establishing Residency, Student Registration Form, Student Medical Information Form, Home Language Survey)
  • Gather the required information indicated in the Establishing Residency document.
  • Contact the school your student will attend 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.
 
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All School Choice seats have been filled for the 2020-2021 school year.
 
The following school choice seats have been filled by lottery for the 2020 - 2021 school year:
 
J.R. Briggs Elementary School
  • No seats available
Meetinghouse School
  • No seats available
Westminster Elementary School
  • No seats available
Overlook Middle School
  • No seats available
Oakmont Regional High School
  • Grade 9 -10 seats - Filled via lottery
School Choice applications are now being accepted for the 2021-2022 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, you will be put on a waiting list.
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.
Enrollment
Questions and Answers

Q: How do I change the address of my child?
 
A: Please complete the Establishing Residency Form (below) and submit it to your child's school.