Wait Lists

  • If you don’t get your first choice school, BPS will try to assign your child to one of your other choices. Your child will also be placed on one or several waitlists based on the rules below.  

     

    Students Registered and Transfer Applications Recieved Before March 23, 2018

    • Will be on all waitlists for schools they ranked on their choice list until June 16, 2018.  During this time, students will be assigned to schools from waitlists as seats become available.
    • After June 16, 2018, students will automatically remain on one waitlist, their highest ranked school, unless a parent contacts a Welcome Center to specify otherwise. 
    • If a seat becomes available, students will be moved automatically into higher ranked waitlists through July. If you are happy with your child’s assignment and do not want your child moved into a higher ranked school, please remove your child from any waitlists.
    • You can visit or call a Welcome Center to learn of your child’s rank on the waitlist. If we do not have an accurate phone number and/or email address, we will not be able to contact your family.

    Students Registered and Transfer Applications Received After March 23, 2018

    • Will automatically be placed on the waitlist for their highest ranked school.
    • You can visit or call a Welcome Center to learn of your child’s rank on the waitlist. If we do not have an accurate phone number and/or email address, we will not be able to contact your family. 
    *Please note that a student's position on a waitlist is not guaranteed and is subject to change. Students may move up or down on a waitlist at any time. For student privacy, BPS is not able to provide specific reasons why a student moved up or down on a waitlist. However, these reasons may include (but are not limited to): siblings who were not previously linked and students changing programs.