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.

GK

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