Posted: Tuesday, November 10, 2015
School Choice - Change in Assignment Choice Lottery Window Opens December 7
A Change in Assignment Choice Lottery Window will be available from Monday, December 7 through Friday, December 18, 2015 where parents can submit a choice form for up to three schools for their child. Choice forms are available at every school (except magnet schools) and must be completed and submitted at the number one choice school. Since order of receipt of form does not impact assignment, parents will not be allowed to line up at schools.
A lottery will be conducted and results will be posted no later than Wednesday, February 17, 2016 on the GCS website providing the order of lottery selections by grade for each school. Names will not be listed. Parents will access results by using their choice form number. Space by grade level will later determine the choice assignments. Students selecting a school as a higher choice have priority over students selecting the school as a lower priority.
Beginning Tuesday, January 19, 2016, Change in Assignment Choice requests will be date and time stamped at each requested school and listed in order of receipt on the requested school’s waiting list after students on the lottery waiting list. All parents will be notified of their children’s 2016-17 school assignment no later than Thursday, March 24, 2016. Students will remain on school waiting lists until the tenth day of school.