I note that the district's home page has a prominent section on the upcoming Open Enrollment period that starts on Monday, Feb. 23rd. It lasts until Friday, March 6th. This period is to request "a school or program outside" of your regular assignment.
As a general rule, your student is assigned to the same school he or she is attending now. In the case of students moving up to middle or high school, students will be automatically assigned to their neighborhood school. You will be able to confirm your student's school assignment via the Assignment Look-Up Tool after Feb. 23 or by calling our automated phone system at (206) 252-0212.
If you would like to change your current or assigned school for the 2015-16 school year, get detailed Open Enrollment instructions at bit.ly/Apply-OpenEnrollment or by contacting the Admissions office at (206) 252-0760. School Choice forms will be available when Open Enrollment begins on on Feb. 23.
If you request a different school during Open Enrollment, the district will let you know the results in April.
It also has some new sections and odd wording.
The process will be slightly different this year. In an effort to
provide quality customer service, the district is creating an
easy-to-use Assignment Look-Up Tool on the Seattle Public Schools Admissions website
(available on the site staring Feb. 23), making it easier for families
to identify their student’s assigned school for the coming year. As a
result, families will no longer receive a next-year assignment letter
for each student in mid-February.
Admissions? Are students "admitted" to SPS or enrolled? I'm not sure if they meant to use that word.
For families who applied for Advanced Learning testing, information about how to apply for a school serving Highly Capable Cohort students during Open Enrollment can be found at bit.ly/AdvLearningOpenEnrollment.
There is a whole section on what to do if you have NOT received your testing results by the end of Open Enrollment.
I am quite surprised to see that for both Highly Capable and Spectrum/ALO, your child retains eligibility year after year once identified. I'd have to ask but there used to be a notice that a child can be exited from the program if he/she cannot keep up.
Also, there are some benefits in high school for those in Advanced Learning. Learn more here.
Students affected by Special Education program changes, transportation changes due to growth boundary changes, and Advanced Learning testing results will receive additional letters in the next several weeks with further information.