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    School Choice for 2021-22

    School Choice Deadline: May 31st 2021

    Open enrollment results are now available through the assignment lookup tool and waitlist information is also available. 

    Families who wish to dispute their student’s open enrollment results may do so by sending us an Inquiry Form. Any evidence of proof to support your dispute can be uploaded through this link along with your student’s full name, student ID or date of birth with an explanation. As a friendly reminder, adjustments may be made to the waitlist as a result of enrollment processing errors. 

    List of Schools/Program Options

    Some programs or support services may not be offered at your preferred school. Helpful resources are available for you at the links below.

    Dual language Immersion Feeder Patterns are: 

    • John Stanford & McDonald > Hamilton > Lincoln
    • Beacon Hill & Dearborn Park > Mercer > Rainier Beach
    • Concord > Denny > Chief Sealth

    Native/Heritage Speaker applicants set-aside for Dual Language Immersion option schools is defined as a student whose first language (or one of their first languages) is the target language.

    Open Enrollment Results Notification and Timeline

    April 20-Parents can access their child's school choice results or waitlist information online through the Assignment Lookup Tool. To use the Assignment Lookup Tool (see below)

    April 20-Parents who want to dispute school choice results can fill out the inquiry form here.

    April 26-Student assignments will be emailed to students who participated in Open Enrollment and received a seat at their choice school

    School Choice results and waitlist information will be available April 20, 2021 online through the Assignment Lookup Tool. To use the Assignment Lookup Tool, please enter your student’s ID number and birth date.

    Waitlists for the 2021-22 school year will dissolve on August 31, 2021.

    If additional choice seats become available, waitlisted students will be contacted by Admissions in waitlist order, to be offered a choice assignment; families will have 48 hours to accept or decline the offer before the next student must be called. This will be reduced to 24 hours in the month of August. Please confirm parent and guardian contact information in the Source is current.

    If you need assistance, please contact the Admissions office online or by phone 206-252-0760.

    Non-Resident Enrollment Timeline

    Non-Seattle resident enrollment: Jun. 1 - Aug. 31, 2021

    Non-resident parent employees: Non-resident employees' children may participate in the 2021-22 open enrollment process to request their parent's school worksite only. Non-resident employees' children requesting schools outside of their parent's school worksite will need to apply between June 1 through August 31.

    School Choice Form Grades K – 12 

    Send all completed forms by email to

    School Choice Form EEU PreK – K

    Students must be at least 3 years old at the time of application with a current IEP to be eligible)

    Send all completed forms by email to:

    Option Schools with Continuous Enrollment

    All option schools with continuous enrollment are considered upon request. Please contact us online if you are interested in attending any one of our option schools with continuous enrollment.

    Some schools require capacity reviews or additional enrollment procedures.

    Historical Choice Data

    Would you like to know how many students applied for school choice in 2020-21? Or the number of students who were waitlisted?

    Section 2 of the Annual Enrollment Report, produced by Enrollment Planning, also contains detailed historical choice data for each school.

    Contact us

    Questions about school choice or open enrollment? Contact the enrollment team


    Enrollment Key Dates