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    Open Enrollment Results Available

    Seattle Public Schools is pleased to announce that Open Enrollment for School Choice results will be available online starting Tuesday, April 21, 2020 through the Assignment Lookup Tool. To use the Assignment Lookup Tool, please enter your student’s ID number and birth date.

    Admissions will send choice assignment letters to families of students who were granted a choice assignment for the 2020-21 school year. Admissions will email choice assignment letters on April 21. Students without a parent or guardian email address in the Source will receive their choice assignment letter by USPS mail during the week of April 21. If your student did not participate in School Choice, parents and guardians can still access the Assignment Lookup Tool to verify next year assignment information.

    School Choice applications will continue to be accepted through May 31, but they are late and do not receive any tiebreaker priorities. When more students apply for a school, grade, and program than available classroom seats, waitlists are formed based on tiebreaker priorities. Late application tiebreakers are date received and lottery number. Waitlists for the 2020-21 school year will dissolve on August 31, 2020.

    If additional choice seats become available, waitlisted students will be contacted by Admissions in waitlist order, to be offered a choice assignment; families will have 48 hours to accept or decline the offer before the next student must be called. Please confirm parent and guardian contact information in the Source is current.

    If you need assistance, please contact the Admissions office online or by phone 206-252-0760.

    School Choice Inquiry Process:

    If your student participated in School Choice, but you: 1) do not see them on the waitlist, or 2) dispute the choice process, you may file an inquiry. To file an inquiry, please contact the Admissions office online or by phone 206-252-0760.

    Provide your student’s information, a brief summary of the issue or concern, and any proof of original submission (if applicable). An enrollment facilitator will conduct a prompt and thorough review. Inquiries that are honored due to processing error will be amended to the student’s original choice submission date and applicable tiebreakers. This may result in a reassignment or an adjustment to waitlist rank order to place students correctly. Additional information about inquiries is available here.

    School Choice for 2020-21 Continues

    School Choice applications are accepted through May 31, 2020.

    Seattle Public Schools students are initially assigned to a designated attendance area elementary, middle, or high school based on each student's home address. To view the attendance area schools for your address, use the address lookup tool on our About Our Schools webpage.

    Students may apply for assignment to a different school (or program) through School Choice.

    It is not guaranteed that students will be assigned to the school (or program) of their choice; students are only guaranteed assignment to their attendance area school. Additional information about option schools, including individual GeoZone maps, is available on the school webpages linked below.

    Open Enrollment Timeline

    • Online registration for new students for 2020-21 school year begins: Jan. 6, 2020
    • Open Enrollment: Feb. 3 - 21, 2020
    • Open Enrollment results available: Apr. 21, 2020
    • School Choice ends: May 31, 2020
    • Non-Seattle resident enrollment: Jun. 1-Aug. 31, 202

    Proficiency language testing for Native/ Heritage Speakers and for new students in grades 2-5 at McDonald and John Stanford Int’l is now cancelled for the remainder of the 2019-20 school year and for the 2020-21 school year. Native/ Heritage speakers and 2-5 grade levels will be assigned according to waitlist order.

    Open Enrollment

    Open Enrollment the 2020-21 school year was February 3 - 21, 2020.

    Open Enrollment window is the annual period where students may first apply to attend a different school or program next year. School Choice applications will be accepted through May 31, but are only eligible for priority tiebreakers if received during Open Enrollment.

    See key enrollment dates for 2020-21 school year.

    School Choice forms are available:

    • Through The Source under School Choice
    • PDF format on this page
    • At the John Stanford Center



    School Choice Forms (for 2020-21)

    When you have completed filling out your choice form and select [SUBMIT], the file will appear as an attachment in your default email application. Please be sure to include your student's first and last name in the subject line of the email.

    As an alternative to hitting [SUBMIT] you may save the file as a PDF or take a picture of the form and email it to or fax a printed version to (206)252-0761.

    If you are submitting your choice form by email, please include your student's name in the subject line as well as your school choices in the body of the email.

    There have been compatibility issues with Mac users and the Safari browser - please try using a different browser, or completing the form by hand and attaching a photo of the form in an email. 

    Please submit your School Choice forms to

    Unsure which program to apply for? If your student is not receiving special education services, then you should apply as General Education. The following programs are for students who are receiving special education services:

    • Focus
    • Moderate Intensive
    • Distinct
    • SEL
    • Access

    If your student's service model for special education is SM1, you should apply as General Education. If you are seeking the HCC program for your student, there is an option to select it where it is available. Dual Language Immersion students should also apply as General Education.

    Option Schools

    Linked School Charts for 2020-21

    Linked School Charts 2019-2020

    View the pathway schools for each program offered at each school in the links below:

    Historical Choice Data

    Would you like to know how many students applied for school choice in 2019-20? Or the number of students who were waitlisted? Click here to download charts containing the most recent school choice results.

    Click here to download charts containing the 2018 school choice results.

    Click here to download charts containing the 2017 school choice results.

    Section 2 of the Annual Enrollment Report, produced by Enrollment Planning, also contains detailed historical choice data for each school.

    Last updated: 04/20/2020

    Contact Information

    Visit our Enrollment Services Department webpage for hours of operation, address and staff contacts.

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