No Farmington intra-district choice for middle, 10-12 grades

Following a Farmington Public Schools board decision to close and repurpose three schools, the district will offer Intra-District School of Choice for the kindergarten through fifth grade and ninth grade levels, but not for middle school or 10th-12th graders, during the 2016-2017 school year.

According to a list serv message released Friday, “the granting of choice is balanced with the need to provide an equitable and appropriate enrollment in all of our schools.”

Ninth grade spaces at Farmington High School, Harrison High School and North Farmington High School will be open this fall. Farmington Central High School has a separate application process. Highmeadow Common Campus, the district’s only school of choice, has already held its lottery.

According to the email, final placement will be determined based on 2016-2017 staffing levels and ratios, and the number of applications received for each school and grade level. If applications exceed the number of seats, lotteries will be held April 20, 9 a.m., in the board room at the Lewis Schulman Administrative Center in Farmington. In addition, a waiting list will be established, and if additional seats open up, wait-listed families will be contacted in August.

Applications are available beginning March 21 on the District web site, or at the Lewis Schulman Administrative Center, and they must be submitted by 4:30 p.m. on April 11. No applications will be honored after the deadline.

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