Pre-K, Elementary & Middle School Choice



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Online Applications Available: February 1 - March 31

The Syracuse City School District offers a number of programs at the Pre-K, Elementary, and Middle School levels, to which any eligible student may submit an application. Please see below for descriptions of available programs. Visit www.enrollinsyracusecityschools.com to apply.

At a glance...

Program Name
For more information about a given program, please click its name below.
Who can apply?
Please note that eligible students are entering the grade listed below in 2019.
How and when will I be notified?
Montessori @ Lemoyne 3 year olds Via Letter, June 14, 2019
Syracuse Latin School Grades K-5 Via Letter, June 14, 2019
Delaware Primary & Seymour Academy Dual Language Programs ELL Students: Grades K-5

English-Dominant Students: Grades PreK-1
Via Letter, June 14, 2019
Expeditionary Learning Middle School (ELMS) Grade 6 Only Via Letter, June 14, 2019


Click here to view the 2019-2020 school year registration and notification timeline.

Montessori @ Lemoyne (3 Year Olds Only)         

The Montessori @ Lemoyne program is available free of charge to SCSD families. According to the American Montessori Society, "Montessori is a unique educational approach that nurtures a child’s intrinsic desire to learn. Montessori focuses on the whole child—[their] cognitive, social, emotional, and physical development."
For additional information, please visit the Montessori @ Lemoyne homepage.

Age and Other Requirements: This program accepts applications from families who are interested in enrolling their child in to the Montessori Pre-K Program at Lemoyne.  Students must be 3 years old by 12/1/19 – born between 12/2/15 and 12/1/16.  Students. Parents/guardians must be residents of the City of Syracuse.

Application and Acceptance Process:  Parents/guardians who complete and submit a Montessori @ Lemoyne application and a Pre-K Registration application, along with all required documentation, by March 31 are eligible to have their child considered for enrollment.

Lottery Process:  If there are more students deemed eligible to enroll in the program than there are seats available, the District will conduct a lottery using the Smartchoice Online Lottery System.  This helps to ensure a fair and equitable placement process. Priority is given to students who have siblings currently enrolled in the Program.  If a student is entered into the lottery, but not selected, they will be automatically assigned a waitlist number through the Smartchoice Online Lottery system.  Students are eligible to remain on the waitlist for up to two years. This will allow them to enter the Program as a kindergartener, should a seat become available.

Notification Process: Parents/guardians will receive a letter confirming their child’s acceptance status.  Please see our School Choice Timeline for notification dates.

Additional Information: Submission of an application does not guarantee enrollment.

Syracuse Latin School

The Syracuse Latin School is a program designed to provide accelerated learning to advanced scholars. “The vision of the Syracuse Latin School is to celebrate learning by providing an academically rigorous curriculum with a focus on leadership, citizenship and intellectual growth.”

For additional information, please visit the Syracuse Latin homepage.

Grade Level Requirements: This program accepts applications from families with children entering grades K – 6.

Application and Acceptance Process:  Parents/guardians who complete and submit a Syracuse Latin application are eligible to participate in the testing and assessment process. The Office of Shared Accountability will contact each family to schedule testing. Students who meet the testing and screening aptitude requirements will be recommended for enrollment.

Lottery Process:  If there are more students deemed eligible to enter the program than there are seats available, the District will conduct a lottery using the Smartchoice Online Lottery System.  This helps to ensure a fair and equitable placement process. Priority is given to students who have siblings currently enrolled in the school. If a student is entered into the lottery, but not selected, they will be automatically assigned a waitlist number through the Smartchoice Online Lottery system.  Students are eligible to remain on the waitlist for up to one year.  Families will be required to re-apply at that time, but will not be required to engage their child in the testing and screening process. 
Students who are waitlisted will be required to attend their home school (new students) or remain enrolled in their current school (active students).

Notification Process:  Parents/guardians will receive a letter confirming their child’s acceptance status.  Please see our School Choice Timeline for notification dates.

Additional Information: Submission of an application to Syracuse Latin does not guarantee enrollment. Placement is based on program testing and screening criteria eligibility and seat availability at each grade level.  Students who are not currently enrolled in the District must have an online registration application on file, along with all required documentation, to be considered for placement.

Delaware Primary and Seymour Academy Dual Language Programs

The Dual Language programs hosted at Delaware Primary School and Seymour Dual Language Academy aim to instruct students in a bilingual setting, delivering instruction in both English and Spanish.

For additional information, please visit the homepage for Delaware Primary or Seymour Dual Language Program.

Grade Level Requirements: This program accepts applications from English Language Learners (Spanish speaking students) entering grades K – 5. English dominant students are eligible to apply for Pre-K, K, and grade 1 only.

Application and Acceptance Process:  The Office of ENL, Bilingual Education and Word Languages is responsible for screening all dual language applications. Students who meet the language and grade level requirements are recommended for enrollment.

Lottery Process:  If there are more students deemed eligible to enter the program than there are seats available, the District will conduct a lottery using the Smartchoice Online Lottery System.  This helps to ensure a fair and equitable placement process. Priority is given to students who have siblings currently enrolled in the school. If a student is entered into the lottery, but not selected, they will be automatically assigned a waitlist number through the Smartchoice Online Lottery system.  Students are eligible to remain on the waitlist for the first two marking periods of the school year.  The Department of Student Registration will contact the parent/guardian if or when a seat becomes available. Families will be required to re-apply each year, but will be given priority in the lottery the subsequent year only that their child is not selected.

Students who are waitlisted will be required to attend their home school (new students) or remain enrolled in their current school (active students) or attend their feeder school for those students transitioning to 6th and 9th grade.

Notification Process:  Parents/guardians will receive a letter confirming their child’s acceptance status.  Please see our School Choice Timeline for notification dates.

Additional Information: Submission of an application to a Dual Language Program does not guarantee enrollment. Placement is based on criteria eligibility and seat availability at each grade level. Students who are not currently enrolled in the District must have an online registration application on file, along with all required documentation, to be considered for placement.

Expeditionary Learning Middle School (ELMS)


ELMS utilizes the Expeditionary Learning model in order to provide an education that truly prepares middle school students for the modern world at the critical time of transition between elementary and high school. “Expeditionary Learning is a model for comprehensive school reform for elementary, middle, and high schools that emphasizes high achievement through active learning, character growth, and teamwork.”

Grade Level Requirements: Student must be entering 6th grade.

Application and Acceptance Process:  Students must be referred by their elementary schools School Intervention Team (SIT).  Parents/guardians whose child is referred by the SIT Team should complete and submit an online application for ELMS. Students who are referred and have an online application on file are eligible to participate in the interview process. A member of the ELMS Interview Committee will contact the parent/guardian of referred students to schedule an interview. Students who meet the program criteria and are recommended for enrollment by the Interview Committee are included in the lottery.

Lottery Process:  If there are more students deemed eligible to enter the program than there are seats available, the District will conduct a lottery using the Smartchoice Online Lottery System.  This helps to ensure a fair and equitable placement process. Priority is given to students who have siblings currently enrolled in the school.  If a student is entered into the lottery, but not selected, they will be automatically assigned a waitlist number through the Smartchoice Online Lottery system.  Students are eligible to remain on the waitlist for up to one year.  Students who are waitlisted will be required to attend their home school (new students) or remain enrolled in their current school (active students).

Notification Process:  Parents/guardians will receive a letter from the Department of Student Registration detailing their child’s acceptance status (accepted, waitlisted or not-accepted).  Please see our School Choice Timeline for notification dates.

Additional Information: Submission of an application to ELMS does not guarantee enrollment. Placement is based on program criteria, recommendation from the Interview Committee and seat availability at each grade level. Students who are not currently enrolled in the District must have an online registration application on file, along with all required documentation, to be considered for placement.

 

Registration and Notification Timeline for the 2019-2020 School Year

School/Program

Application Date

Testing/Interviews

Lottery

Final Notification

Pre-K and Kindergarten Registration

February 1 – March 31

N/A

June 14, 2019
(if applicable)

June 28, 2019

Grades 1-12 Open Enrollment

February 1 – March 31

N/A

June 14, 2019
(if applicable)

June 28, 2019

Montessori @ Lemoyne

(3 Year Olds Only)

February 1 – March 31

N/A

May 31, 2019
(if applicable)

June 14, 2019

Syracuse Latin School
(K-6)

February 1 – March 31

Ongoing

May 31, 2019

(if applicable)

June 14, 2019

Delaware Primary & Seymour Academy
Dual Language Programs

February 1 – March 31

N/A

May 31, 2019

(if applicable)

June 14, 2019

Expeditionary Learning Middle School (ELMS)

February 1 – March 31

February 10 – April 12, 2019

May 31, 2019

(if applicable)

June 14, 2019

K-8 Transfer Program

February 1 – March 31

N/A

May 31, 2019
(if applicable)

June 14, 2019

Receivership Transfer Program

February 1 – March 31

N/A

May 31, 2019
(if applicable)

June 14, 2019

High School Transfers

February 1 – March 31

N/A

May 31, 2019

(if applicable)

June 14, 2019

High School Choice
(CTE or P-TECH Programs)

February 1 – March 31

February 10 – April 12, 2019

May 31, 2019

(if applicable)

June 14, 2019

*Lottery will be conducted if necessary.