Application Rules & Guidelines - New Haven Residents

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MAGNET FAIRS: 

We recommend that you attend the: 

Citywide New Haven Magnet Fair on Wednesday, February 5, 2014, from 6-8pm at Floyd Little Athletics Center at 480 Sherman Parkway; and the

Kindergarten Fair on Wednesday, February 26, 2014, from 6-8pm at Floyd Little Athletics Center at 480 Sherman Parkway. Recommended for all incoming kindergarteners.

There, you will get to meet principals, teachers, students and parents from each school and get answers to your questions. The Magnet Office will also have a booth there with staff to answer your questions and help you fill out the application. You can submit your applications to the Magnet/Registration staff the day of the Fair. 

OPEN HOUSE / TOURS:

Each school will host Open Houses and Tours on campus in February and March. Please attend the Open House/Tours for the schools that interest you and your child. See each school’s profile page in this brochure for their Open House and Tour dates or pages 30-31 for an overview of all dates and a map of school locations.

NEIGHBORHOOD & SIBLING PREFERENCE:

Click Here for detailed information about how neighborhood and sibling preferences work in the lottery.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: 

All students applying to a Magnet, Charter or Kindergarten at a Neighborhood School must submit an Application by Friday, March 14, 2014.  Submit applications to the Magnet Office at 54 Meadow Street or apply online at newhavenmagnetschools.com. Do not submit your application to the school or school personnel. If any information on the application is not the same information on file in the Registration Office, the Application will be returned to you. 

PRE-K & KINDERGARTEN GUIDELINES: 

To apply for PreK-3, your child must be 3 years old on or before January 1, 2015. To apply for PreK-4, your child must be 4 years old on or before January 1, 2015. To apply for Kindergarten, your child must be 5 years old on or before January 1, 2015.

CHOOSE YOUR SCHOOLS: 

You may choose up to four different schools 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. 

RECEIPT LETTERS: 

Once your application is received and processed by the Magnet Office, you will receive a Receipt Letter in the mail or by email. It will arrive within two weeks for paper applications and immediately for online applications. The Receipt Letter is your proof that the Magnet Office received your application. If you do not receive a Receipt Letter by April 4, 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, you can correct it online immediately OR call the Magnet Office, give the PIN Number and the mistake will be corrected. This must be done before the Lottery on Wednesday, April 9.

THE MAGNET LOTTERY:

The Magnet Lottery will be held on Wednesday, April 9 at the Board of Education Building, 54 Meadow Street, 2nd Floor. It is open to the public, but attendance is not mandatory.

LOTTERY RESULTS: 

Results of the Magnet Lottery will be emailed on April 9 and mailed by April 11. Registration information:

  • If your child gets a Magnet or Neighborhood School seat through the lottery, you must make sure your child is registered with New Haven Public Schools (NHPS).

  • If your child is registered in a New Haven Public School, you do not have to do anything more - your child’s Magnet or Neighborhood seat will be automatically accepted. However, if you wish to decline the seat, you must call the Magnet Office by the deadline date on your letter.

  • If your child gets a Magnet or Neighborhood seat through the lottery and is not registered in our system, you must register your child by the deadline date on the letter sent to you.

**If you have a question about whether your child is registered in the NHPS system, call (203) 946-8501.

If your child gets a seat in Wintergreen, Amistad, Elm City College Prep, Common Ground, or if your child is currently attending Wintergreen, Amistad, Elm City College Prep, Common Ground, or an Open Choice suburban school, you must come to the Magnet/Registration Office and register your child by the deadline date on the Lottery Results Letter. 

GRADE RETENTION: 

In the event that a student was previously accepted to and enrolled in a Magnet or Charter school, but was held back a grade or retained at the end of the school year, the student will not be able to keep their current seat. They will need to start the application process again for the grade they will be entering.

WAITING LIST:

Students not selected for a Magnet, Neighborhood, or Charter school in the lottery will be placed on a waiting list for all the schools they 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. After that date, the waiting list will be discontinued and you will be notified. 

LATE APPLICATIONS:

Late applications received after the application deadline (March 14) will be accepted, but may not be processed until after the April 9 Lottery. All late applicants will be placed at the end of the waiting lists, and Neighborhood and Sibling preference will not be given to late applicants.

 


Application Rules & Guidelines - Suburban Residents

Family Applicaion

 

Family Application

 

 
Family Application 
Family Application 

MAGNET FAIRS: 

We recommend that you attend the: 

Interdistrict Magnet Fair on Saturday, February 8, 2014, from 12-2pm at Hill Regional Career High School at 140 Legion Avenue.

There, you will get to meet principals, teachers, students and parents from each school and get answers to your questions. The Magnet Office will also have a booth there with staff to answer your questions and help you fill out the application. You can submit your applications to the Magnet/Registration staff the day of the Fair. 

OPEN HOUSE / TOURS:

Each school will host Open Houses and Tours on campus in February and March. Please attend the Open House/Tours for the schools that interest you and your child. See each school’s profile page in this brochure for their Open House and Tour dates or pages 16-17 for an overview of all dates and a map of school locations.

SIBLING PREFERENCE:

Click Here for detailed information about how sibling preference works in the lottery.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: 

All students applying to a Magnet school must submit an Application by Friday, March 14, 2014.  Submit applications to the Magnet Office at 54 Meadow Street or apply online at newhavenmagnetschools.com. Do not submit your application to the school or school personnel. 

PRE-K & KINDERGARTEN GUIDELINES: 

To apply for PreK-3, your child must be 3 years old on or before January 1, 2015. To apply for PreK-4, your child must be 4 years old on or before January 1, 2015. To apply for Kindergarten, your child must be 5 years old on or before January 1, 2015.

CHOOSE YOUR SCHOOLS: 

You may choose up to four different schools 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. 

RECEIPT LETTERS: 

Once your application is received and processed by the Magnet Office, you will receive a Receipt Letter in the mail or by email. It will arrive within two weeks for paper applications and immediately for online applications. The Receipt Letter is your proof that the Magnet Office received your application. If you do not receive a Receipt Letter by April 4, 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, you can correct it online immediately OR call the Magnet Office, give the PIN Number and the mistake will be corrected. This must be done before the Lottery on Wednesday, April 9.

THE MAGNET LOTTERY:

The Magnet Lottery will be held on Wednesday, April 9 at the Board of Education Building, 54 Meadow Street, 2nd Floor. It is open to the public, but attendance is not mandatory.

LOTTERY RESULTS: 

Results of the Magnet Lottery will be emailed on April 9 and mailed by April 11. Registration information:

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.

GRADE RETENTION: 

In the event that a student was previously accepted to and enrolled in 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 their current seat. They will need to start the application process again for the grade they will be entering.

WAITING LIST:

Students not selected for a Magnet school in the lottery will be placed on a waiting list for all the schools they 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. After that date, the waiting list will be discontinued and you will be notified. 

LATE APPLICATIONS:

Late applications received after the application deadline (March 14) will be accepted, but may not be processed until after the April 9 Lottery. All late applicants will be placed at the end of the waiting lists, and Sibling preference will not be given to late applicants.

 

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    3 & 4-year-olds

Our Mission

In addition to providing effective and innovative educational practices, New Haven Schools of Choice are designed to foster student enrollment patterns that reflect racial, ethnic and economic diversity.

Families must apply to our schools.  Students are placed in schools through a lottery.

 

Who Can Apply

New Haven residents can apply to any magnet or charter school in the city. Our Interdistrict Magnet Schools are open to all Connecticut residents. There are no admission requirements, tests or prerequisites for our students. We serve special education students, English Language learners, talented and gifted students and everyone else who comes through the lottery to our schools. No student may be denied enrollment because of race, ethnicity or disability. 

Contact Us

New Haven Public Schools -
Magnet Office

54 Meadow Street, First Floor
New Haven, CT 06519 MAP

Main Office: (203) 946-7415
Registration Questions:
(203) 946-8501

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