Transfer from a private school at the beginning of next school year
January 24, 2013 1:14 PM Subscribe
Dear Interlocutors from Ask MetaFilter,
Please help me understand if the sequence of the steps I figure out to transfer my son Edoardo from a private school in New York State to the New York City public school system is correct. Unfortunately the staff of the High School Enrollment Office is very laconic.
1) I have Edoardo's current school complete the "Out of City Request Form"
2) I fax the HS Enrollment Office 2 documents as a proof we are residents in New York City
3) I enter my high school choices in priority order on my "Round 2 and New Schools Choice Form". My question is: where may I find this form?
4) I return the completed and signed "Round 2 and New Schools Choice Form" to my guidance counselor. Here my question is: who is my guidance counselor?
posted by teebay to Education (5 answers total)
Moreover, can you also please explain to me if the only possible schools I can enter in the Choice Form are those ones listed in the "2012 High School Admission Round 2 Program List"? Since only a couple of days ago I realized such a list exists, I had previously directly contacted some Manhattan schools, telling them our decision to transfer Edoardo to an American public high school at the beginning of next school year (10th grade) and asking them to please schedule a visit. It happened that one school, scheduled an appointment for me; a second one informed me that "as of right now we have no openings in the 10th grade for next school year. You can try contacting us in August to see if anything changes"; a third one wrote that my son must have an 80 average, that they need his report card and transcripts and that I will have to go to one of the enrollment centers only after the principal will have made the final decision. None of the school I contacted so far ever mentioned Round 2 or the Choice Form or the 15th March, so I am rather confused, also because I lived till last year in Germany, where the school system is different.
Can you please help me?