Before moving to a full lottery, several hundred families on the current Wait List will receive “PRIORITY STATUS” for enrollment in the school year 2020-21 only:

  1. Students in grades 1-10 who completed applications in 2019 but were not ultimately referred,
  2. Students on the Wait List who will be entering Kindergarten in 2020 (if they complete an application online this fall), and
  3. Siblings of students currently enrolled in METCO school districts.

Families must complete an updated, online application during the application window in fall 2019 to receive Priority Status.

For all other families, the Wait List is phased out this year. School-aged children should apply online during the application window (October-December 2019). 

Use this chart to determine the status of your child's application under the new system.