Thursday, December 11, 2008

It's time to choose schools!

The start of the 2009-2010 school year may be nine months away, but now is the time for families to start making school choices for next year. School Preview Time is already underway, and this weekend, families will have a chance to learn more about every school under one roof, at the citywide Showcase of Schools: Saturday, December 13, 1-4 p.m., at the Reggie Lewis Track and Athletic Center.

The Showcase provides valuable opportunities for students and parents to meet principals and teachers from every school in the city, pre-kindergarten through high school, and learn about what each has to offer. To find out the schools where your child is eligible to apply, enter your home address and student's grade into the "What Are My Schools?" application, now updated with 2009 choices. Registration begins in January for students entering kindergarten and grades 6 and 9. To learn more about what's new this year, including six new K-8 programs and three new pilot schools, visit the BPS website.

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