Enrollment & Registration
How to enroll in a Magnet School

Magnet schools are open to Springfield Public School students from across the city regardless of which neighborhood they live in.  Enrollment into Springfield’s Magnet schools is handled on a straight lottery basis, meaning there are no admissions requirements other than filling out a Magnet ballot, available during the enrollment period listed below.

Since spaces in our Magnet schools are limited, submitting your online ballot during the Magnet and High School Ballot and early registration period provides

the best chance of receiving a seat.

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Magnet and Pre-K through 12 Balloting Period:

November 30, 2015 through January 8, 2016.


tudents currently enrolled in Springfield Public Schools must sign up online during the Magnet balloting dates noted above. If your child is not yet enrolled in the Springfield Public Schools you will need to register at the Student Assignment Services (SAS) office, located in the Parent and Community Engagement Center (PACE) at 91 School Street (between Maple and Mulberry Streets, behind Milton Bradley School). Once your child is issued a Student ID number, you may enter your Magnet School selections online. During the early registration and Magnet and High School balloting period (11/30/15 – 1/8/16), extended hours and alternate registration sites are available for your convenience.

Since most of our Magnet seats are filled during the Magnet balloting period, it is important to sign up on time for the Magnet schools that interest you and/or your child.  After the balloting period is over Magnet seats are filled from the schools’ waiting lists so if you do not get a seat during the balloting period, make sure your student is on the list for your school of choice.

Registration Requirements: (to download a copy, click HERE)

To register your child you must bring with you the following:

• Birth certificate (long form that lists parent’s names)
• Immunization records
• Court /legal guardianship/ custody documents if applicable
• 3 Proofs of address including 1 from EACH category below:

1.  Picture ID: valid drivers license, Mass ID, passport or pay stub
2. Lease, or mortgage statement with record of most recent payment
3. Utility bill in your name received within the past 60 days

• Previous school records including:
          – School sign out/transfer with marks to date
          – Academic transcript/most recent report card
          – SpEd records and copy of Individual Education Plan (IEP) if applicable
           Disciplinary records/reports if applicable

Age Requirements:

The School Committee has adopted the following age requirements for our public schools:

• 5 years old by September 1st to enroll in Kindergarten
3 years old by September 1st to enroll in Gerena or Zanetti Montessori Pre-K

More information on enrolling your child is available at www.SpringfieldPublicSchools.com/departments/PACE or by calling the Student Assignment Services Office at (413) 787-7276.

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