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Middle School Admissions Process 2009-2010. Office Of Student Enrollment Fall 2009. Welcome Families! Agenda. 2009-10 Calendar for Middle School Admissions General Guidelines Fairs, Tours and Open House Events Directories and Application Form

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Middle school admissions process 2009 2010

Middle School Admissions Process

2009-2010

Office Of Student Enrollment

Fall 2009


Welcome families agenda

Welcome Families! Agenda

  • 2009-10 Calendar for Middle School Admissions

  • General Guidelines

  • Fairs, Tours and Open House Events

  • Directories and Application Form

  • Academically Enriched Programs & Request For Testing Forms

  • Q&A


Calendar for middle school admissions

Calendar for Middle School Admissions

  • Research: attend open houses, tours and fairs

  • Assess whether each school would be a good fit for your child

  • Review the completed application with your child’s guidance counselor or other school staff before submitting

TIPS:

** Make a copy of your completed application for your personal records.**


Guidelines for middle school admissions

Guidelines for Middle School Admissions

  • ELIGIBILITY: All students are eligible to apply to middle schools located in:

    • district ofcurrent public elementary school AND

    • districts where they are zoned for middle school

K-8 SCHOOLS: If your child attends a K-8 school, he or she may participate in the Middle School Admissions Process. Also, he or she will have priority to remain in that K-8 school.

SPECIAL NEEDS: Students with special needs should fully participate

SIBLINGS: There is no sibling priority

OTHER OPTIONS:

Charter Schools: contact the charter school directly

Middle Schools with school-based applications: contact the school directly


Middle school fairs tours open house events

Middle School Fairs, Tours, Open House Events

Fun and valuable learning opportunities!

  • Learn about:

    • Middle School Admissions process and choices in your district

    • Schools with school-based applications

  • Speak with school staff about important questions:

    • School characteristics

    • Enrichment opportunities (before or after school)

    • Partnerships, sports programs, travel opportunities

    • Special programs or other services (required early or late sessions)

For a schedule of middle school events visit: schools.nyc.gov/ChoicesEnrollment/Middle

For open house or tours, please check each school’s directory page.


Middle school directory and application distribution

Middle School Directory and ApplicationDISTRIBUTION:

1. Students attending NYC public elementary schools will receive a Directory and Application directly from their Elementary School.

  • 2. Students attending non-public schools can pick up a Directory and Application from a Borough Enrollment Office.

    • For a list of offices, call 311 or visit our website: http://schools.nyc.gov/ChoicesEnrollment


Middle school directories

Middle School Directories

  • Make sure you receive the correct district directory (one for the district to which your address is assigned or zoned for middle school and/or current elementary school district).

  • Directories include a brief description, contact information, open house and interview information for each middle school in your district.

Four KEY Components: As you consider options, pay attention to:

  • School eligibility

  • School location and transportation

  • Selection criteria

  • Options for ELL or special needs

***It is VERY important to use the correct Directory for your district. Admissions processes can vary by each district. ***


Middle school admissions process 2009 2010

Four Key Components:

1. School eligibility:

  • Is the school city-wide, borough-wide, district-wide, or only to a specific zone area(s)?

  • Is there a priority for admission?

    2. School location:

  • Can your child travel alone or with others?

  • How long is the trip, from home and/or work?

  • www.hopstop.com can determine travel time and route

    3. Selection Criteria:

  • Are there specific requirements? (test scores, on-site tests, auditions, minimum grades, etc)

  • Is admission by lottery (random selection)?

  • Is priority given to applicants who have signed-in at a fair, tour or open house?

    4. Options for ELL or Special Needs

  • Are services listed on each page?

  • All students with Special Needs should participate in the Middle School Admissions process.


Middle school application form

Middle School Application Form

  • Homeroom teachers hand out applications to students

  • Families complete and return applications to homeroom teachers

    • Rank a full range of choices on your child’s application – the more information you provide, the better informed your child’s placement will be

    • Sign the application

  • Changes to the application:

    • Lost application: Your school will be able to work with the Borough Enrollment Center to provide you with a duplicate

    • Incorrect address: Notify the your child’s elementary school so that staff there can update your address in the main computer system – a new application will be created.

NEXT STEPS:If your child applies to an audition or screened school, you will be notified of an audition, testing or interview date.


Middle school application sample

Middle School Application - SAMPLE

Front


Middle school application sample1

Middle School Application - SAMPLE

Inside


Middle school application sample2

Middle School Application - SAMPLE

Back


Middle school application form1

Middle School Application Form

  • Improvements! -

  • OLSAT and Mark Twain/District 21 Talent programs will only appear on a student’s application if he or she has submitted a Mark Twain/D21 Request for Testing form.

  • If an out of district student has submitted a Mark Twain/District 21 Request for Testing, Mark Twain will appear as one of the choices that should be ranked along with the district choices on their application. (There will not be a separate Mark Twain offer for out-of-district students – each student will receive a single offer).

  • Students will be able to rank to each Mark Twain/District 21 talent program on their applications – based on the talents for which they have requested to be tested (i.e. Mark Twain – Vocal, David A. Boody – Visual Art, Bay Academy – Strings, etc.) Students will still test in two talent areas.

NEXT STEPS:If your child applies to an audition or screened school, you will be notified of an audition, testing or interview date.


Request for testing olsat form

Request For Testing OLSAT Form

  • RFT forms will be available the week of October 13 at public schools and borough enrollment offices.

  • The deadline for families to submit completed RFT forms to public schools or borough enrollment offices is October 28.

  • Public elementary school students should return the OLSAT Request for Testing form to their public elementary schools.

  • Private School students should return the OLSAT RFT to their nearest Borough Enrollment Center.

  • Public school staff will enter the RFT data into ATS for their students.

  • Borough enrollment office staff will handle non-public school student submissions.

  • Admissions tickets or ineligible letters will be generated for students based on the RFT data.

OLSAT TESTING DATES: DECEMBER 5, 6, 12 and 13, 2009

You will receive an admissions decision letter in May 2010.


Request for testing rft form olsat

Request for Testing (RFT) Form - OLSAT


Request for testing mark twain d21 talent programs

Request For Testing Mark Twain/D21 (Talent Programs)

  • Mark Twain/District 21 Request for Testing forms will be available the week of October 13 at public schools and borough enrollment offices.

  • Mark Twain/District 21 RFT forms must be postmarked or submitted in person no later than Wednesday, October 28, 2009 to:

  • Mark Twain

  • 2401 Neptune

  • Brooklyn, NY 11224

  • 3. Admissions tickets will be generated for students who submitted the Request for Testing.

  • 4. This year, students will be able to rank to each District 21 program separately – based on the talents for which they have tested (Mark Twain – Vocal, David A. Boody – Visual Art, Bay Academy – Vocal)

  • 5. If an out of district student has submitted a Mark Twain/District 21 Request for Testing, Mark Twain will appear as one of the choices that should be ranked along with the district choices on their application. (There will not be a separate Mark Twain offer for out-of-district students – each student will receive a single offer).

  • Students will be able to rank to each Mark Twain/District 21 talent program on their applications – based on the talents for which they have requested to be tested (i.e. Mark Twain – Vocal, David A. Boody – Visual Art, Bay Academy – Strings, etc.) Students will still test in two talent areas.

Mark Twain/District 21 TALENT TESTING DATES: Jan. 9, 10, 23, 24, 30 & Feb. 1, 2010


Improved rft process mark twain district 21 talent testing

Improved RFT Process - Mark Twain /District 21 Talent Testing


Transportation eligibility general education

Transportation Eligibility: General Education

If your child’s grade and distance from school falls into a box above for “Either Yellow Bus or MetroCard,” your child will get a yellow school bus if: (a) The school has applied to OPT for yellow bus service, (b) the student lives in the same district as the school and (c) we can reach the student and at least 10 other students on a bus route that does not exceed 5 miles in length. Eligible students that do not meet these criteria get a MetroCard. This means that an eligible kindergartener will get a Metro Card if s/he goes to school in another district or is the only person at her/his school who lives south of the building so that we can’t create an 11 person / 5 mile bus route.


Questions

Questions?

Please speak with your child’s Middle School Liaison about any Middle School Admissions questions.

You may also contact:

Middle School Enrollment Team

Phone: 212-374-4944

Email: [email protected]


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