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|
|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