5th Graders: Middle School Information

Dear 5th Grade Families,

We just received the following information:

MS Admissions Timeline:

  • Welcome Letters will be available for 5th grade families later this week. 
    • Letters will be mailed directly to all public school 5th grade families
    • PS101 staff will be will be able to assist you if you don’t receive a letter
  • The middle school application will open the week of January 10, with a deadline the week of February 28.

Admissions Methods:

  • The pause on academic screens will continue for students entering middle school in Fall 2022.
    • All programs that previously admitted students based on their academic records or school-based assessment will use an “open” admission method.
    • The “open” admissions method uses random selection to match applicants with available seats.
  • Programs that serve a range of language learners (e.g., dual language programs) may continue to rank applicants based on language learning data. No academic information may be used.
  • Arts-based middle school audition programs will be permitted to audition applicants; academic information will not be used.
    ***More information about arts auditions will be available when the application opens.
  • MySchools will reflect these updates within the coming week.

Please know that we will continue to share updates and more detail in the coming weeks as the application process opens.


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