Understand the application process
The criteria with which students are accepted into non-neighborhood schools vary across schools.
In these cases, applications are entered into a computer that randomly selects the students who are accepted. This way, all students have an equal chance to be accepted. Some schools have computerized lotteries that first take into account if the student has a sibling who already attends the school, or how close a student lives to the school.
Academic Achievement, Test Scores and Other Factors
Some schools, such as Selective Enrollment schools, International Baccalaureate High Schools, and magnet high schools, require testing and/or use test scores, report card grades, or other factors for the selection process.
Complete the application process
To learn about specific enrollment criteria for the schools you are interested in, and to download the corresponding application forms and procedures, visit the pages below or find a school