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Families that missed the application deadline to be included in the random selection may still apply for optional schools. The applications will be approved based on space availability and will be processed in the date/time order they are submitted. This page provides information to let families know how much space is available in the optional schools based on the specific school year the student will be enrolled.
Families may submit or update an existing optional school application. We encourage families to use the online application process. The 2019-20 Space Availability Chart indicates how much space is available within the optional schools. If the school and grade has “space available” then the family should expect for the application to be approved immediately if they use the online application process.
The last day to apply for 2019-20 optional schools with limited seating is Wednesday, July 31, 2019.
If you are new to Metro Schools and want to apply to an optional school for the current school year, you must submit a paper application. Please download the application and return it to the MNPS Family Information Center at 2601 Bransford Avenue.
Please note that the option to apply to any given school is subject to the number of spaces that are available in that school. The 2018-19 Space Availability Chart indicates how much space is currently available with the optional schools for families that are new to the district.