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Grade 9 applications will open at 5pm on 08/18/2017
Deadline for applications is 11:59pm on 09/18/2017
Sizer School is chartered for up to 400 seats for grades 7 through 12. Sizer enrolls approximately 65-80 students at grade levels 7, 8 and 9. Sizer accepts applications for students entering grades 7, 8, and 9 and follows backfilling requirements as described in sections 5 and 6 of the attached Enrollment Policy.
Sizer School will only call for and accept applications for grades 10, 11, and 12 if determined necessary by factors such as size of current class, staff capacity, and overall enrollment needs. If Sizer School determines that it has openings in grades 10, 11, and/or 12, Sizer School will open an application process for the given grade(s), and will publish the number of seats available.
The total number of students attending Sizer School in a given school year cannot exceed the total number of students in the school’s pre-enrollment report submitted to the Department in the previous spring in accordance with 603 CMR 1.08(5) nor will the school admit students in excess of the school’s approved maximum enrollment.
Sizer School’s principal application period is typically from November 1st until March 1st for the following school year. Applications for this principal lottery will not be accepted after March 1st at 11:59pm. Sizer School will re-open applications after March 1st at grades 7, 8, and/or 9 if the principal enrollment process fails to fill the available slots or the generated waitlist from the principal lottery at the respective grade level is exhausted. Note that in the instance in which Sizer School accepts additional applications for grades where a waitlist has already been established from the principal lottery, Sizer will exhaust the initial waitlist prior to holding another lottery for those additional applications.
Sizer School will hold a lottery to determine which students to admit if there are more eligible applicants than seats available (603 CMR 1.05(6)(a) and (c)). Every time the admissions lottery takes place, the process will be fair and all rules will be consistently applied. Each lottery is conducted in public and will be held at Sizer School, 500 Rindge Rd., Fitchburg, MA 01420. Lotteries are conducted manually and a neutral party pulls the lottery to ensure that the process is fair and that the selection is random (603 CMR 1.05(9)).
Applicants who do not wish their name be read aloud at the public lottery must inform the school directly of this preference, in which case, the applicant’s initials will be read aloud.
If the principal enrollment process fails to fill available admission spaces, Sizer School may repeat the process more than once providing such process is fair and open. Additionally, as spaces become available during the school year prior to February 15th, Sizer School may repeat the enrollment process to fill these openings and to meet the requirements of (G.L. c. 70, § 89(n). 603 CMR 1.05(8)).