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My School. My Choice.

At City Schools, students have the choice to choose and apply for the middle or high school of their choice.

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Middle School Choice

Learn more about registering for middle school

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High School Choice

Learn more about applying to high school

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Updated Choice

For families who missed the original choice application deadline or want to try to apply to a different school than the one they were placed in, we offer a second round of choice. 

Fill out the updated choice application and either mail it to 200 E. North Ave, Enrollment Choice and Transfers, Baltimore, MD 21202 or email it. If you do not have access to download, print, or email the updated application, please call 410-396-8600. 

The deadline to fill out the updated choice application or decline a placement has been extended to April 27. Decision letters will be mailed out by May 15th. If families do not fill out a choice application, students will be assigned a school.

Middle school updated choice application and decline statement: English | Spanish

High school updated choice application and decline statement: English | Spanish

Information on NACA II process

Students and families at NACA II: If you have not yet submitted the application to select your preferences for placement next year, please complete a Closing School Choice application and mail it, fax it, or email it to the district office by May 1. You may also complete an online version of the application. For questions/concerns, please call 410-396-8600 or email enrollment@bcps.k12.md.us

School Visits and Open Houses

Visiting schools is the best way to see which school will be the “best fit” for you.

Many schools have at least one “open house” between October and December when you can  for you to visit and ask questions. If you can’t make it to a school's scheduled “open house,” call the school and ask if you can visit at a more convenient time.

Many schools also have shadow days, where you can partner with a current student and attend classes to get a real feel for the school.

Find out about school open house and shadow days.

School Choice Liaisons

Confused about something related to the high school choice process? No worries! There is a staff member at your current school who can help you find a high school that is perfect for you.

Find out who your school's choice liaison is.

You can talk to this person about high school programs, which schools you’re eligible to attend, visiting schools you’re interested in, how to apply, and more.