2018-2019 SCHOOL CHOICE
5 HALF-DAY KINDERGARTEN SEATS AVAILABLE
LOCATION (SCHOOL) WILL BE DETERMINED AT A LATER DATE
Per the May 21, 2018 School Choice Public Hearing, Westford Public Schools announces their participation in the Massachusetts School Choice Program for the 2018/2019 school year. This program allows Massachusetts residents to apply for enrollment in Westford schools.
Five kindergarten School Choice seats were approved for the start of school in August 2018. Applications are only accepted for the kindergarten program. Applications may be obtained in the Superintendentís Office at 23 Depot Street or online and will be accepted through July 6, 2018.
A lottery will be held in mid-July (date TBD), and selected students will be notified shortly thereafter.
SCHOOL CHOICE PROCESS IN WESTFORD
School Choice is a state program, which allows Massachusetts school districts to accept students from other Massachusetts towns. This is an optional program as not all towns participate.
Although Westford participates in School Choice, the Westford School Committee determines, on an annual basis, openings for the upcoming school year. This determination is made in May after the Superintendent of Schools reviews current and projected enrollment figures and class sizes and presents a recommendation to the School Committee.
If the School Committee votes to accept School Choice students for the following year, an advertisement is placed in the Lowell Sun and in all surrounding towns' local newspapers, as well as our website, with a deadline date for applying. School Choice students are chosen on a lottery basis. Applications are only available after the School Committee determines that openings will be available for the upcoming year.
For more information contact Nina Mangan (978-692-5560 extension 2102).
Information for enrolling students who are Westford residents can be found on our Registration page.