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    Admissions Fair Event Offers Students and Families Options for Schools and Services
    Posted on 01/15/2020

    Admissions Fair Event Offers Students and Families Options for Schools and Services

    On Saturday January 18, 2020, Seattle Public Schools will host the fifth annual Admissions Fair at the John Stanford Center of Educational Excellence from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. How to get to John Stanford Center.

    All students and families are invited to get information about option schools, options schools with continuous enrollment, and student support services, such as Advanced Learning and Special Education.

    School staff and district departments will be in attendance to answer questions from families and provide additional information. Flu shots will be available from our partners, Visiting Nurses.

    Benefits of Attending the Admissions Fair

    Families who attend the Admissions Fair will learn:

    • about unique programs at our option schools
    • advanced learning program options
    • enrollment boundary changes
    • new schools
    • and how to register your student early for next school year

    Open Enrollment for School Choice

    Students who are currently enrolled or have registered for the 2020-21 school year will have the opportunity to enroll their student in a different school during the annual open enrollment school choice period.

    Open enrollment is the annual two-week period where students and families can first apply to attend a choice school or program for the following academic year. The 2020-21 Open Enrollment period begins February 3, 2020 and ends February 14, 2020.

    During open enrollment, students may apply for another attendance area school, including some K-8 schools, or option schools, alternative learning experience (ALE) schools, Option Schools with continuous enrollment (this includes Cascade Partners, NOVA, South Lake, Middle College, and Skills Center), and various programs such as Montessori, Advanced Learning and Highly Capable services.

    Students who apply during this period will receive priority through applicable tiebreakers, which are: Sibling and Geozone. Read more about open enrollment.

    The schools that will be represented at the 2020 Admissions Fair include: