School Choice

School Choice Procedure

Update as of Thursday, July 27, 2017:  The Georgetown Public Schools currently has one (1) 7th grade seat and ten (10) 9th grade seats open for the 2017-2018 school year.  Due to high enrollment, Kindergarten seats will not be opened for the 2017-2018 school year.  If you are interested joining the Georgetown community, please complete and submit your application as soon as possible before the deadline of August 11, 2017.

Georgetown Public Schools is proud to welcome students from other districts to join our community per M.G.L. Chapter 76, Section 12B, paragraph (b). No child can be refused entry, except for disciplinary issues. Before May first of each school year, acceptance of school choice students is decided upon by the Georgetown School Committee. If and when seats are opened, an application must be submitted by the posted deadline date (see application).  Depending on the amount of applications received vs. the amount of seats available, a lottery may be necessary. This selection process is free from any type of discrimination.

All students who apply via school choice are eligible based on the number of seats per grade made available. Applicants are notified by via USPS mail if they their child has been accepted. If the student is not accepted, he/she will be added to our waiting list based on the results of the lottery. If a family declines the seat, the next person on the waiting list will then be notified in writing that their child has been accepted. This family will then notify the district in writing via the USPS if their child will attend or decline. This process is repeated until all seats are filled.Upon acceptance into the school choice program, it is the responsibility of the parent/guardian to contact the school in which their child will attend to obtain the enrollment package. A list of appropriate documents pertaining to the child will be requested in order to complete enrollment. Transportation of the student to and from school is the responsibility of the parent/guardian. Once the student is accepted into the school choice program, he/she can remain in the district until graduation.