School Choice for the 2019 - 2020 School Year
All School Choice seats have been filled for the 2019-2020 school year.
The goals for school choice for 2019-2020 follow previous year trends:
- Maintain a downward trajectory that the override vote recommended to accomplish
- Slow down the rate at which the district is accepting school choice students
- Use an actual and projected growth model
- Take into account available staffing levels and projected class sizes to accept students where there is confidence there will be no potential of overcrowding and/or the hiring of more staff
- Work to include/accept all siblings of already accepted school choice students in the district
The following school choice seats have been filled by lottery for the 2019 - 2020 school year:
J.R. Briggs Elementary School
- Grade K - 1 seat
- Grade 1 - 3 seats
- No seats available
Westminster Elementary School
- No seats available
Overlook Middle School
- Grade 7 - 1 seat
- Grade 8 - 4 seats
Oakmont Regional High School
- Grade 9 - 17 seats
- Grade 10 - 2 seats
- Grade 11 - 1 seats
- Grade 12 - 1 seats
School Choice applications are now being accepted for the 2020-2021 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.