FRAMINGHAM – Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker has declared this week National School Choice Week, joining hundreds of other governors and elected leaders in recognizing the opportunity for parents to choose their child’s school.
“Massachusetts parents, like parents everywhere, want the best education for their children, and this week provides them a chance to celebrate the choices they already have as well as voice their support for increased school choice,” said Andrew Campanella, president of National School Choice Week, in a media release. “We’re grateful for Bay Staters’ enthusiasm and to Gov. Baker for supporting them in that.”
As a nonpartisan, nonpolitical public awareness effort, National School Choice Week shines a positive spotlight on effective education options for students, families, and communities around the country.
From January 20 through 26, 2019, more than 40,000 independently-planned events will be held in celebration of the Week. For more information, visit www.schoolchoiceweek.com.
Today, January 22, students from the Christa McAuliffe Charter School performed at the Massachusetts State House.
The charter school is a public school for grades 6, 7, and 8, where students are accepted via a blind lottery. The next lottery is March 5.
The deadline to apply is February 28.
Watch the performance below:
The school’s enrollment policy outlines a lottery and admissions process that follows the state charter school laws and regulations that call for a blind lottery:
● First preference goes to students who have siblings currently attending the school.
● Next, students who are residents of Ashland, Framingham, Holliston, Hopkinton, Marlborough, Natick, Southborough, and Sudbury are drawn through the random electronic lottery tool.
● Students who live outside of the eight-town region may also apply to the lottery; the school draws from the non-regional pool after all sibling and regional student names have been drawn.