Statewide Choice of Public High School Lotteries

Winooski Valley Regional &
Statewide Choice of Public High School Lotteries

MHS is currently accepting applications from Montpelier residents for the Winooski Valley Regional Public School Choice Collaborative for the 2018-2019 school year. This program provides students the opportunity to apply to go, at no cost, to a high school in the Collaborative. Students are chosen by lottery from all the applicants for each school district based on the number of open slots.

Additionally, a law passed in May, 2012 by the Vermont Legislature (Act 129, Sec. 34. § 822d 2A), allowing high school students to apply through school choice to any public high school in Vermont. This law sets rules for school districts regarding the number of entering and exiting student slots allowed through school choice. MHS has slots allowing 10 students to enter our district and no more than 30 student slots to exit. Students are chosen by lottery from all the applicants for each school district based on the number of open slots. You may view school choice information at the Vermont Department of Education website, http://education.vermont.gov/vermont-schools/school-operations/public-schools/public-high-school-choice.

If your student is interested in attending a high school outside of our district next year, please contact Val Belanger at 225-8001 for more information or to obtain a school choice application form. Please return applications by February 26, 2018 to:

 

 

Val Belanger
Montpelier High School
5 High School Drive
Montpelier, VT 05602

 

You will be informed of the outcome of the lottery by April 1, 2018. You will need to confirm whether your student will accept or decline the placement by April 15, 2018.  If you do not confirm placement by this date, your slot may be given to another student if the school has a waiting list.

Parents are responsible for providing their student’s transportation if they are chosen.

If you have any questions, please contact Val Belanger at 225-8001.  

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