Middle and High School Choice

2016-17 Choice Guide  Placement letters for the 2016-17 Middle and High School Choice process have been mailed home.  If you are happy with your student's placement for next year, congratulations!  There is nothing more you need to do.  If you have questions about your student's placement, please see the frequently asked questions about the School Choice Process.  Your school choice liaison or the Office of Enrollment and Attendance can also address questions not covered in the FAQs.
City Schools does offer an updated round of school choice for students who either missed the original choice deadline, did not receive a placement in any of the schools listed on their original choice application, or who would like to change the placement they received in the first round of choice. Updated Choice applications for student entering middle school and high school are now available.  If your student received a placement in the first round of choice and you would like to get a different placement, your application must be accompanied by a Decline Statement indicating that you are declining the original placement and reapplying.  The deadline for the updated application and Decline Statement, if necessary, is April 22, 2016. 
Students can learn about different school options by using the Find a School tool or browsing through the Middle and High School Choice Guide  (Guía de elección).  
Important note for students who have been accepted to charter schools: If you applied directly to a charter school and were offered placement, you must confirm that placement in writing with the charter school.  If you received multiple charter acceptances, or a charter acceptance and a placement to a traditional school through the Middle and High School Choice process, you must decline the acceptances at the schools you do not plan on attending.  You can decline placements made through the Middle and High School Choice process by filling out the Decline Statement and returning it to the Office of Enrollment and Attendance.  You can decline placement at a charter school by contacting the school directly.
Questions? Contact the choice liaison at your school or call 443-984-2000.
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
  • Get 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.