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The School Choice Placement Process

What is it?

The School Choice Placement Process supports the New Haven Public Schools’ School Choice Program. Through an application process families are able to select from neighborhood, magnet and charter school options that best fit their interests and educational needs!  The School Placement Process (formerly called the Lottery) is held once each year, usually at the end of March or beginning of April.  Prior to the lottery, applications become available in February and are due in March. Applications can be received on-line or in person at the Choice and Enrollment Office located at 54 Meadow Street, New Haven.  If you are an out-of-district resident, applications become available in March and are due at the start of April.  Applications can be received on-line at www.aces.org/schools-programs/aces-open-choice.  

Important Dates for School Selection process

NHPS School Selection Expo

Saturday, January 30, 2021   
Virtual Expo
9:00 am - 1:00 pm


School Selection Process Timeline:  New Haven Residents

Application Period Opens:  Saturday, January 30, 2021 Release of Placement Information:  TBD
Application Period Closes:  Friday, March 5, 2021 Deadline to Accept/Decline 1st Round Placement:  TBD


ACES Lottery Timeline:  Out-of-District Residents

Application Period Opens:  Saturday, March 1, 2021 Release of Placement Information:  Monday, April 5, 2021 
Application Period Closes:  Thursday, April 1, 2021 at 3:30 Deadline to Accept/Decline 1st Round Placement:  Monday, April 26, 2021

We will host Open Houses at Strong 21st Century Communications Magnet on the following dates:

Thursday, january 28, 2021 from 10:00 aM - 11:00 aM - OPEN HOUSE SESSION 1 LINK

Thursday, January 28, 2021 from 5:30 pM - 6:30 pM - OPEN HOUSE SESSION 2 LINK

 


New Haven Residents:  

CLICK HERE TO LINK TO NEW HAVEN'S MAGNET WEBSITE Click on-LIne application

Out-Of-District Residents: 

CLICK HERE TO LINK TO THE ACES WEBSITE & ON-LINE APPLICATION