Monday, October 22, 2007
Do I need to list seven schools?
I'm confused! Parents for Public Schools advises parents to enter seven public schools on the enrollment application. The organization says that filling out the maximum allowance of seven choices increases the likelihood of receiving a school of your choice. I guess this makes sense because if you fill out seven schools then you're more likely to get a match with one of those seven. But then I keep hearing from moms who have already gone through the process that they listed only four or three—one mom who has a child at Alice Fong Yu says she listed only that school. All of these families got their top choice. And what about the lady who advised my husband to put your first choice down in all seven spaces? Let's start a conversation on this topic. I'll also ask Parents for Public Schools to address the issue in the comments section. Thanks!
Posted by Kate