Suburban Residents -
Application Rules & Process
Attend the New Haven Interdistrict Magnet Fair on Saturday, February 8, 2014 from 12:00 - 2:00pm at Hill Regional Career High School—140 Legion Ave., New Haven, CT 06519. Each school will have a booth with principals, teachers, students and parents to answer your questions. The Magnet Office will also have a booth with staff to answer your questions and to help you fill out the Magnet applications. You can submit your applications to the Magnet/Registration staff the day of the Fair.
Open House / Tours:
Each school will have Open Houses and Tours in their buildings during the months of January and February. Please attend the Open House/Tours for the schools that interest you and your child. Check the flyer by clicking here for specific dates and times for each school.
All students, must submit a Magnet Application by Friday, March 14, 2014. Submit applications to the Magnet Office at 54 Meadow Street or apply online at www.newhavenmagnetschools.com starting February 3, 2014. Do not submit your application to the school or school personnel.
Pre-K & Kindergarten Guidelines:
To apply for PreK-3, child must be 3-years-old on or before January 1, 2015. To apply for PreK-4, child must be 4-years-old on or before January 1, 2015. To apply for Kindergarten, child must be 5-years-old on or before January 1, 2015.
Choose Your Schools:
You may list up to three different school choices on the application, but you are only required to make one choice. Select only those schools your child is willing to attend. The priority will be to assign your child to their first preference; however, your child may be assigned to any one of your choices.
Once your application is received and processed by the Magnet Office, you will receive a Receipt Letter. The Receipt Letter is your proof that the Magnet Office received your application. If you do not receive a Receipt Letter before the Lottery on April 9, call the Magnet Office at 203-946-7415. The Receipt Letter will contain all of the information you provided on the application and a PIN Number. Check the Receipt Letter to make sure the information and choices are correct. If you find a mistake, immediately call the Magnet Office, give the PIN Number and the mistake will be corrected. This must be done before the Lottery on April 9.
The Magnet Lottery:
Those placed in a magnet school will be assigned to one of their choices by a random selection “lottery” process. Those accepted will reflect a geographic balance.
The Magnet Lottery will be held on Wednesday, April 9, 2014 at 10:00am at Gateway Center—Board of Education—54 Meadow Street, 2nd Floor. It is open to the public.
If your child is successfully placed in a New Haven Interdistrict Magnet School, you must have the Lottery Results letter signed by an official in your local Public School district and bring all registration documents to the Magnet/Registration Office by the deadline on the letter.
If your child is currently attending a New Haven Interdistrict Magnet School and your child was placed in a different magnet school in the lottery, you must have the Lottery Results letter signed by an official in your local Public School district and return it to the Magnet/ Registration Office by the deadline on the letter. DO NOT CALL to accept the magnet seat; however, you do call to decline the magnet seat by the date on your letter.
In the event that a student was accepted to a magnet school, but was held back a grade or retained at the end of the school year, the student will not be able to keep the seat. The application will become null and void and the parent must fill out a new application with the correct grade.
Students not selected for a magnet, school in the lottery will be placed on a waiting list for all schools selected. Students will be called from the waiting list periodically to fill any vacancies that occur. The Waiting List will be maintained until October 31, 2014. After that date, the waiting list will be discontinued and you will be notified.
Late applications received after March 14 will be accepted but may not be processed until after the April 9, 2014 Lottery. All late applicants will be placed at the end of the waiting lists and Sibling preference will not be given to late applicants.