Middle and High School Choice

choice At City Schools, many middle school and all high school students choose the school they want to attend. With dozens of school choices available, you can
  • Learn what you need to know for success in college, and even earn college credits before you graduate from high school
  • Get a jump on preparing for a career, from computer networking to culinary arts to medicine to construction — and more
  • Play on a school team, from basketball to chess, football to robotics
  • Participate in bands or choirs, run for student government or join clubs for everything from math to art to debating
  • Attend a school that offers only middle school grades, only high school grades or a combination of elementary-middle or middle-high school
  • Go to an all-girls or all-boys school, or to a school with both
  • Pursue your own greatest interests, go after your dream and graduate with the skills you need to succeed
  • choice guide coverGet the support you need with mentorships, counseling and tutoring

Tools at this website help students and families search for, browse and compare schools, and find schools by location, programs, support services and more. The Middle and High School Choice Guide (español) is a quick reference to all the options.

NEW! Students applying to middle or high school for fall 2015 or fall 2016 will no longer use MSA scores as part of the choice process. Instead, all students in grades 5 and 8 will take the TerraNova assessments as part of their composite score for the school choice process. Over the next two years, this will provide reliable student achievement data for the school choice process during the transition to the Partnership for Asessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) assessment. The TerraNova assessment will be administered at your student's school in the early fall.

About applying to middle or high school for 2014-15

Letters with school choice results for the 2014-15 school year have been mailed. If you have not received your letter, please contact your school choice liaison or call City Schools at 410-396-8600.

Questions or concerns about your placement?

If you would like to decline your placement and instead choose a different school with available space, please complete and return the
     Middle school application  |  High school application

If you received a placement but will be attending a charter or other school with a separate application process, a private or independent school or a school in another district, please complete and return the
     Decline statement

If you are not satisfied with your placement, have spoken with your school choice liaison about other options and would like to request a review of your placement, complete and return the
     Records review request

The deadline to submit any of the above documents is April 25, 2014.

Find answers to additional questions here.