ABC Moves to New Online Enrollment Process For Schools of Choice
Beginning March 1, 2013, the ABC Unified School District is launching a new online application system for the School of Choice process. The new online system, that also includes families interested in applying for the Magnet Schools Programs, will improve the School of Choice process by making it more convenient for parents and families to enroll. According to Dr. Mary Sieu, Superintendent, it will also be more cost effective and time efficient for the school and District staff to implement each year.
The District staff is working with Smart Choice Technologies to design the new School of Choice/Magnet School application to ensure that all current ABCUSD Board policies and timeline are included. The Smart Choice Technologies application process will enable parents to apply online from home, the school site, or the District Office. Parents will also be able to check the status of their application(s) throughout the process, print a receipt of the time and date of their application and make multiple choices of schools for their child. Parents will be notified of the results of the lottery electronically and by mail.
The Smart Choice Technology website will be activated on March 1, 2013 at 8:00a.m. (PST) It will remain open until 4:30p.m. on April 1, 2013. The results of the lottery will be posted online on May 1, 2013.
For further information, please visit the Smart Choice Technologies website at: www.smartchoicetech.com to view an informative video on how it will work. Tim Catlin, Supervisor of Child Welfare and Attendance is coordinating the effort in the District and may be contacted at (562) 926-5566, 21105.