Jefferson County Public Schools is offering families a chance to apply for their school choices online for the first time following the school showcases, which will be held at the end of this month for middle and high schools.
The move is one of several changes to the application process following the school board’s recent approval of the new student assignment plan.
Further changes include moving the elementary school showcase up to Nov. 17, and requiring applications for all grade levels to be in by Jan. 11. The district is also giving families one week to decide whether to accept an elementary magnet school admission, which is less time than before.
The move, said JCPS planning Director Dena Dossett, will give families a chance to adapt to their school earlier than before.
It will also allow the district to process applications more efficiently, Dossett said.
Following the middle and high school showcase between Oct. 26 and 27, JCPS will open up the application process to families on Oct. 29, she said.
“They can register and apply from home or they can come to one of our registration sites located throughout the district and get some one on one help from a registration site or just access to computers if they don’t have any available to them,” said Dossett.
The district has made its middle and high school “Choices” catalog available online for parents to review. The middle and high school showcase will be at the Kentucky International Convention Center.
Dossett said the elementary school “Choices” catalog will be available later this month.