Posted daily, July 9 – October 1, 2017.
In order to help families better plan their visit to Late Enrollment, we’ll be offering a snapshot of seat availability at the start of each weekday throughout Late Enrollment. For current seat availability in all schools by grade group, please click on the link(s) for your children’s grades below:
PK3-PK4 Seat Availability Report (Sept 20 | 7:30 AM)
K-8 Seat Availability Report (Sept 20 | 7:30 AM)
9-12 Seat Availability Report (Sept 20 | 7:30 AM)
This availability is based on student enrollment as of the time at which it is posted and is extremely temporary and subject to change. There is no guarantee that the seat availability indicated in this report will be accurate upon your arrival at Late Enrollment. Students are enrolled on a first-come, first-served basis.
Please note that Late Enrollment is for public schools that participate in the OneApp process. Non-public schools and non-participating schools should be contacted directly regarding seat availability and admissions processes.
How to Use the Report
“Limited Availability” indicates that fewer than 10 seats were available in the stated grade as of the time at which it is posted. “Availability” indicates that 10 or more seats were available. Please check carefully to make sure you are viewing your child’s correct grade in the report, as availability in one grade does NOT indicate that there is availability in other grades.
All pre-K placements will be tentative pending confirmation of student eligibility. Please read the Eligibility requirements for Pre-K to understand if your child is eligible for an open pre-k seat.
To Use the Waitlist Section of the Pre-K Report:
“Long Waitlist” indicates a waitlist of over 100 students. “Moderate Waitlist” indicates a waitlist of 30 to 100 students. “Short Waitlist” indicates a waitlist of fewer than 30 students. Please know that it is unlikely that a school with a long-moderate waitlist will have openings during the 2017-2018 school year. Waitlists are re-set at the end of each calendar year.
How Does Seat Availability Work?
During the summer enrollment season, seats are assigned on a first-come, first-served basis. Each school determines the maximum number of students that they can accommodate in each grade, based on factors such as the number of classrooms in the building and their staffing model. We only assign students up to this maximum.
When a school has available seats, it is because they have not yet been assigned the total number of students they can accommodate. When our staff indicates that a school, or a particular grade in a school, is “full,” what they mean is that the school has reached the maximum number of students it can serve.
How Does Seat Availability Change So Quickly?
As we meet with families and make placements, the seat availability at individual schools will change. When a school has few seats available in a particular grade, it can be possible that seats available in the morning are no longer available in the afternoon. What determines this is parent preference: when parents come to the Family Resource Center seeking those seats, we will enroll their children there. The opposite is also true—it can be possible that seats that weren’t available in the morning will be available in the afternoon. That can happen when we transfer students from one school to another.
Let’s walk through an example:
7 AM: School A has 2 seats available in kindergarten when the Report is released at 7 AM and it is a popular school.
8 AM: The Family Resource Center (FRC) opens.
8:30 – 9:30 AM: 10 families come to the FRC and meet with a school choice advisor. One of the 10 families chooses School A for their Kindergartener. School A now has 1 remaining kindergarten seat open.
9:30 – 10:30 AM: 15 more families come to the FRC and another family chooses School A for their kindergartener. There are no more seats available in kindergarten at School A.
11:00 AM: A family arrives that is interested in enrolling their kindergartener at School A. The school choice advisor lets them know that School A does not have any kindergarten seats available at the time. The School Choice Advisor will tell the family which schools have kindergarten seats available and the family selects an alternate choice.
Sometimes, seat availability is more stable than the example listed above. Sometimes, available seats are assigned even more quickly than this example. We encourage all families to keep this in mind as they plan their visit.
Still Have Questions?
If you still have questions regarding the way in which seat availability works, or about any other aspect of student enrollment, we invite you to call or email us for more information: firstname.lastname@example.org, or (877) 343-4773.
We look forward to serving you and your family.