School Choice Procedure
Update as of June 1, 2016: The Georgetown Public Schools has filled all 9th and 10th grade seats. Any applications received going forward will be placed on our waiting list in the order in which it was received. A subsequent decision on the possibility of opening seats for Kindergarten will be made in July 2016. Please complete and submit your application as soon as possible.
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). Â 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.